Post # 1
I’ve had my ring since September and I have abused the poor thing. It’s been bothering me, but I don’t know if it would be a complicated process.
For reference my ring is a solitaire with small side stones half way around the band.
Do they just dip it? Or do they have to go over it bit by bit? Cost?
Post # 2
I can’t attest to the process as I don’t know myself how it is done. However, my jewelry place did it for free. I am required to get my ring checked every 6 months to make sure all the prongs are ok and the diamons are fine. They clean it then and what not. So any resizing, sodering, or re-dipping is covered as long as I go every 6 months for a checkup lol. I don’t think it would be very expensive outside of that. I believe less than $100 for my area.
Post # 3
strawberrymarshmallow: The ring is cleaned and then dipped into a solution (not a container of molten rhodium or anything like that). It’s not an intensely complicated process, but according to a jeweler I spoke to, it’s expensive to keep the chemicals on hand. Any competent jeweler who does their work in house should have more than enough experience to do it properly.
If you have 5 minutes, here’s a video showing exactly how it’s done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9koIgnvV5fg
I’ve been quoted anywhere from $50-$100 in my area (big city) by jewelers who do it in house.
Post # 4
So do they take all of the diamonds out of your ring first?? If not, how does the coating not stick to the stones? If they take them out, doesn’t that make the prongs weaker and weaker (if you have it done repeatedly)?
Post # 5
It depends on where it is from. I get mind done for Free at Morgan Jewlers.
Post # 6
MouthOfTheSouth: The rhodium plating uses electrical currents to make the rhodium adhere to the metal (one’s charged negatively, and the other positively). They can do it without taking out the diamond, since a diamond isn’t conductive
Post # 7
strawberrymarshmallow: I’m not 100% sure how it’s done- something to do with electrical currents to make the metal stick… Our local jeweler charges $30 to clean & dip my ring (simple channel cut sides with an under 1/2 carat center stone), but other places in town charge $45-$65….
Post # 8
strawberrymarshmallow: $45-$65 in my area.
MouthOfTheSouth: They don’t take out the diamonds (I asked!).
Post # 9
50-100 or so I believe. They have it for a few days, it’s a simple process.
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
strawberrymarshmallow: I used to get it done once a year for under $50 at a local jeweler.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
MouthOfTheSouth: nope. they just take the entire ring and dip it. the process uses electricity so it fuses with metal only, not the stones. it’s super thin, you are not going to be able to see any kind of thickening or anything like that.
I go to a tiny independent jeweler, and they quote me about $40.
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Post # 13
I didn’t have time this week 🙁
Post # 14
I went last weekend and didn’t get it redipped but it is $75 here to do it.
Post # 15
My family-owned store does it for free. It takes less than 10 minutes