How often is normal to get your white gold ring re-plated?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@aribanana:  In having my E ring for one year, I have had to have it re-dipped 3 times!! The jewler said it just depends on your body’s chemistry and how much acid you have in your system.

Post # 4
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yup, totally depends on your body. I’ve have my ring since Dec 2012 and haven’t had it dipped yet, although the underside is just now starting to get a yellowish hue to it.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

@Chapssstick:  Really!? I’m afraid for my own ring now!

  

@aribanana:  I’ve been wearing my wg ering everyday for 11 months now, and I take it off once I get home. Not even a hint of colour change yet:) When I researched wg rings the statistic I recall coming across was every 2 years.

Post # 6
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393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

i got mine in August and it needs to be re dipped already 🙁 

Post # 7
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167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My last wedding set (previously married) was white gold. I wore it for 7 years, it never had to be and never yellowed.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

My jeweler told me most women she sees come in once a year.

I’ve had my ring since last May and see no signs of needing it done because of discoloration. I am hard on my hands though so the underside is kind of scratched but it is not yellow at all.

A friend of mine has had her set 5 years and still hasn’t had it redipped once. It probably could use it now but it’s not very noticable.

So it does seem to very much depend on a person to person basis how often you go.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

It really depends on what you want it to look like.

I got my e-ring rhodium dipped after about one year but I only did it so that it would match my wedding band. It’s miss been about ten months and I have no plans of taking it on anyone soon because I like the slight yellow undertones.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’ve had my ring for over a year now, and it’s been dipped once. It needs to get re-dipped soon.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I never have. I probably should do it before the wedding though… 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’ve had it redipped only once since getting it in Dec 12… I really should have gotten it dipped before the wedding, as it started to turn again right before!  I think when I take in my set to be soldiered together I will have both redipped (wedding band is fine but I’ve not been wearing it very long!).

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Good thread. This is putting me off getting a white gold ring… I have lots of issues wearing gold (as in a try a ring on at the jewelers and my skin reacts in that time!). I was thinking about getting a white gold band just to see how long the rhodium plating would last. I don’t react to rhodium, thank goodness.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve had mine for 7 months and so far nothing. I also wear it all the time.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I haven’t had my e-ring replated yet, but I have a rhr that I got for my 30th birthday – I’m 33 now. I had to have it replated after a year and a half. I wear it every single day. I imagine my e-ring will be the same. I might have it re-dipped right before the wedding so it will start off the same color as my band though!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had mine re-dipped at the 10-month mark only because it was right before the wedding and I wanted it nice and shiny.  I have a feeling that if I keep it in white gold, redipping will be a once-a-year type of thing.

However, I’m thinking of getting my stones reset in rose gold (same setting style), so we’ll see.

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