(Closed) Damn you chlorine….

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Can you have it re-dipped or something like that? I’m really not sure. :/

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hmm.  I’ve never seen that happen, and I’ve worn mine in the pool a bunch.  I would take it to a local non-chain jeweler and see what they recommend.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@cyndistar3: I have no idea, honestly. I agree with @thewheelsonthebus: about going to a non-chain and seeing what they recommend. That sucks though, for real.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@cyndistar3:  That sux!  I would take it to a qualified jeweler and have them re-dip the ring in at least 14k gold.  Good luck, girl!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh man! That is terrible! I’ve never seen that happen before, I have a white gold ring and I wear it in the hot tub all the time and in the pool. I’d definitely go to a private jeweler (NOT CHAIN) and see what they can do. I know that rhodium dipping should be less than $50-60 to do the whole ring, but not sure about spot re-dipping.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@cyndistar3: I don’t think you can spot redip. it’s not that costly anyway. the ring needs to be polished and then redipped.

however– it might not be worth it. you might want to get a new setting. I’m really sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I’m worried that your ring might be mystery metal that was plated.  this should not have happened to white gold. where did you buy it? did they say it was white gold? when you take it in, ask the jeweler to check the metal for you and see what they think.

even sterling silver would not tarnish with just one swim (yes, chlorine darkens silver, but you would have to soak it in the pool for a looooong time, like or many days). white gold would definitely not do that.

I’m sorry 🙁

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I’m so sorry!  Chlorine will pit and discolor metals like gold and silver.  They will probably have to buff/polish the ring until the pits are removed and then re-dip it (that’s my guess, anyway).  Eventually chlorine can make the metal brittle and break.  Everything I’ve read says to never wear your rings while swimming, in a hot tub, or while using cleaning chemicals.

“Always avoid chlorine when wearing your jewelry: Never clean your gold jewelry with chlorine bleach. Bleach ruins gold by oxidizing the metal and turning it black. To be on the safe side, you should remove gold jewelry before doing any household chores. Many common household cleaners have bleach and other chemicals that may adversely affect gold jewelry. In addition, don’t swim or go in a hot tub wearing gold because prolonged exposure to chlorine in a swimming pool can turn it black.”

Post # 12
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223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

That is so strange.  I wear both my rings which are white gold and my sterling silver bracelt in the pool almost everyday and I have never had that happen.  I also soak in the hot tub afterwards.  I would do like jainie janie said and get it checked out.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yeah, that’s not normal for white gold.   I wear my white gold ring all the time – in the pool, in the shower, washing dishers, scrubbing the floor ,and it doesn’t look like that 🙁

I would take it back to the jeweler and show them what happened, because, honestly, that is not acceptable.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wore mine in the pool the other day and was freaking out about it! It doesn’t look like anything happened to it though. . . I know my SIL wears her ring in the pool all the time and nothing ever happens to it, but we have different metals. I hope you can get it fixed!

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