Post # 1
I’ve seen a few posts about dipping your white gold. When we bought my e-ring the jeweler never mentioned anything about having the ring dipped or plated again. so after seeing posts about dipping, I thought I should check with a jeweller about my ring. I was out this morning and popped into an independent jeweller. I showed him my ring and asked if it should be dipped and how often I should do it. He had no idea why I wanted this. He said it wasn’t necessary. He said 14kt gold doesn’t need it. He said when the ring is made or re-sized is the only time it needs dipping in rhodium. So…now Im completely confused!! My ring is a few years old. it doesn’t look yellow… but the prong (i think is what its called) area that holds the centre stone is has a slight off colour (not yellow). it differs ever so slightly to the rest of the ring. The jeweller said it needed a good cleaning and buffing.
has anyone ever been told something similar? does this sound accurate? appreciate any insight!
ps: i do use jewelry cleaner once a week…stuff i bought at walmart, you just soak it for 30 secs and brush it. I’ve never buffed it.
Post # 3
I have a non-engagement diamond and white gold ring that I’ve had for about… 4 1/2 years now? Something very close to that. It’s never been redipped. Ever. I take it in about every 6months as necessary to get it cleaned really well.
ETA: I wear this thing daily. It does have some scratches on it, but nothing I can’t live with. And there is no yellowing.
Post # 4
Your prongs might be platinum. I had to have my e-ring dipped right at one year. It all depends on your body chemistry…a co-worker has to do it ever 6 months and SIL has never had to have hers done. If you’re going on a few years and have never seen a difference, congratulations!
Post # 5
I’m in the same boat – no one ever said anything to me about it! In fact, they told me I should go with white gold instead of platinum to save some $$, especially since the majority of the ring is covered in diamonds.
I don’t use jewelery cleaner, I just soak it in hot water, dish soap and a few squirts of windex and brush with a soft toothbrush. I only do this when we are going somewhere special or there is noticeable dirt on the ring – no more than 1x/week
Post # 6
I this he was a new b ..Technically You don’t NEED to but eventualyou white gold turns a very soft yellow (mostly on the underside) from normal wear I personally notice is after about 6-8 months but that’s very minimal and after 3 years for my anyway t starts to bother me … It’s all personal preferance as well as how your body chemistry reacts … The most important time to re-dip would be right before your wedding so you bands match in color other than that its not that big of a deal especially of you don’t notice it doesn’t bother you .. For some people it does and they re-dip 1 or even 2 times a year .. and yes when they resize a ring he do automatically redip it so it looks like new other wise you will see where the sizing was done
Post # 7
I just got my e-ring sent away to be dipped in Rhodium since I’d been wearing it for over a year and when I put it on with my new, never-worn wedding band, it looked really dingy so I wanted it to be the same colour/shine as my band. Not sure if I’ll ever get it done again now though.
Post # 8
I’ve never heard of this until WeddingBee and my dad was a jeweler for years. I’ve had my ring for over four years and it looks fine.
Post # 9
I’ve heard that it should be done just about every year… However, I have a white gold birthstone ring that I’ve worn for nearly 7-8 years, and I can barely notice a difference. I’ve never had it dipped because no one ever told me I needed to, and it was a pretty inexpensive ring. I wear this ring to shower, clean, go to the gym and everything that I normally take my e-ring off for.. If I hold it up to my e-ring, you can tell it’s not quite the same color, but it doesn’t really look yellow on it’s own.
Post # 10
Thanks Bees, for putting my mind at ease. I thought this was something I was supposed to do. It doesn’t bother me at all… I can barely notice the slight off colour. as diamond88 said, I think I will wait until the wedding so it will match the wedding band. Appreciate everones input!!
Post # 11
I don’t get mine redipped and never will. I like the look of white gold without it.
Post # 12
Mine def needs to be re-dipped and I will get it done. My ring is only a year old and 18k gold. When I look at the band on the palm side of my hand you can see the discoloration a lot especially when compared to my wedding band. White gold is juist yellow gold that has been dipped in rhodium and the rhodium wears off… giving it a yellowish look.
Post # 13
@stargurl101: White gold is not just yellow gold, it is yellow gold mixed with different (white) metals like platinum to make it appear more white. Maybe that is what you meant though!
Post # 14
I had mine re-dipped (the jeweler called it rhodium polishing) after about 9 months of wearing it. It started to get really dull when I got lazy about taking it off and would wear it while cleaning the house, taking a shower, washing my hands, etc…where soaps and chemicals were constantly all over it. After I got it rhodium polished I started being better about taking it off if a soap or chemical was going to be on my hands and it hasn’t needed it since.
Post # 15
My Tiffany setting white gold band has been re-dipped 2x in 2 years after showing brassy hues…we are now shopping for a new E ring setting and the cost between platinum and white gold is pretty shocking…we were quoted nearly double for platinum versus white gold. Is this cost difference typical?
Post # 16
Mine needs to be done but I don’t think it’ll happen before the wedding – you can’t tell so much on the top, but the underside is definitely yellowing. Jeweler said it’s because of my job (I wear sterile gloves occassionally and I guess the powder inside is rather abrasive and hard on rings).