(Closed) How often to 'Re-dip'?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It doesn’t really get much yellower.  They mix the base gold with alloys to make it whiter than yellow gold.  I have had my ring for 3 years and it hasn’t turned completely yellow.  I don’t redip my ring and you can only really see the yellowing on the bottom if you really look at it.

Post # 4
Member
1626 posts
Bumble bee

my promise ring was white gold and my plan from the jeweler had me bring it in every six months. mine also turned yellow really fast and I was dipping it every time I brought it in. they never said anything to me about not being able to dip it more than once a year. 

Post # 5
Member
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

My promise ring is white gold too, it didn’t yellow THAT much but it wasn’t bright white like when it was new.   I’ve had it for almost 4 years now and I sent it in to be dipped for the first time last month, and the local jeweller never said anything about the minimum amount of time to wait, he said most ppl do it about 2x a year, but nothing else.    BTW, it looked BRAND NEW when I got it back, no joke, and it only took 4 days.

 

Post # 6
Member
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

That reminds me, I need to have my e-ring taken care of too but it’s yellow gold.

Post # 8
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@ChellFish22:  No it won’t be gone because of that, but when gold is scratched it loses metal so eventually with time it may wear down.

Post # 11
Member
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When they redip your ring they take off the remaining Rhodium plating and apply a new layer of Rhodium. I’ve never heard of that process getting rid of any of the gold. Here are some pictures of my before and after pictures: White Gold Ring Rhodium Plating Before and After Pics

Post # 12
Member
2336 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

No way, there is not a limit on how often you can have it re-dipped lol. Your body chemistry is gonna have a lot to do with how often you may or may not want to dip it. My white gold rings get pretty beat up on the bottom, but I don’t usually have to re-dip them for yellowing more often than once every 2-3 years. If yours is turning yellow every 6 months or so, no reason you couldn’t have it re-dipped that often.

It does cost about $35 each time, though.

OP, can you take your ring to a different jeweler to be re-dipped? The place we purchased my ring has an in-house jeweler who will dip mine for me same-day. I drop it off for a couple of hours and come back for it after it looks brand new. It never leaves the store.

Having them mail mine off would make me incredibly nervous. What if the jeweler they mailed it off to were to swap out the stone? What if it were to get lost in transit? It’s rare, but it *has* happened.

Your best bet is to find a local jeweler who *doesn’t* have to mail off your ring.

Post # 13
Member
11273 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

this was interesting.  i have never had any of my rings dipped.

Post # 15
Member
2336 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

@ChellFish22:  Where did you buy your ring? And how much longer is left on your warranty?

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