When I dip, you dip, we dip…. redip, and dip…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do You Redip?
    Frequently! Every 3 months or less... : (9 votes)
    8 %
    Sometimes... Once a year or so. : (38 votes)
    34 %
    Never - it still looks just like new! : (28 votes)
    25 %
    THIS is why I didn't buy white gold... : (38 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
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    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @MrsMc77:  I have 14k white gold for both my ering and wedding band, I only get them dipped once a year and I always have my rings on lol. I really just get them dipped because I love the super duper shine they have when first done. Are you sure yours aren’t just plated yellow gold??

    Post # 4
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    1256 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have platinum so I can’t offer comparison, but would it be in the budget now to upgrade to platinum for you? It sounds like a PITA to get it redipped and it could add up in price?

    Post # 6
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    2782 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @MrsMc77:  Maybe it’s just your body chemistry?  My sister beats the HECK out of her rings- you can tell the rhodium is worn off, but they aren’t yellow.  They are still “white”, just not that bright white that rhodium offers.  

    I honestly don’t think that the place you bought your rings is going to be able to tell that you had them dipped elsewhere- it would take A LOT of work to prove that you did, and just a dip is not worth thier time or reputation being tarnished.  Where did you you get it, if you don’t mind me asking?

    My e-ring was purchased online, and I am supposed to have all work done there.  But I wouldn’t hesitate to have it dipped locally.

    Post # 7
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    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @MrsMc77:  I would absolutely go to another jeweler then!! You’ll probably notice a difference right away! I’m So bad with my rings, I even swim in chlorine with them lol

    Post # 8
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    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    this title made me lol. but i have to get mine redipped about every three months as well. i like to get it re dipped when i take it to get clean because it looks soo shiny! i have no solution though. 

    Post # 9
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    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yes, I need to get mine redipped all the time.  I was told to stop cleaning it, and I cut out hand sanitizers.  I think it’s just our chemistry, and maybe since the weather has been warm, something about sweat?

    Post # 10
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    2738 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yup, I’m like you sister 😉 My skin chemistry eats off the rhodium in no time, and I also need to redip white gold every 3 months or so. My solution (because it was annoying), is I had the shank of my white gold e-ring removed and replaced with a platinum shank. This wasn’t as expensive as purchasing a platinum ring or as remaking my ring in platinum. It was a $1000 work-order 😉 So the basket of my ring is still in white gold, along with all the prongs, but my plain shank is beautiful platinum. The top part of my ring has not turned yellow at all in the 6 months I’ve been wearing it since the last rhodium plating. 

    I wear a single eternity band in white gold and it has had it’s prongs turn yellow-ish after less than 3 months. Because the colour is even all around the ring, I am actually liking the warm colour 🙂 I might let it all turn creamy yellow. 

    My modified shank:

    Notice the yellow prongs on my white gold ring (the one on the bottom, the top is rose gold):

    For fun, here is an unplated 18k white gold ring this woman wears…isn’t it gorgeous?!!!

    Post # 11
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    3084 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @MrsMc77:  I haven’t redipped mine yet & I’ve had it for over a year. 

    Post # 12
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    2571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    OP I feel your pain – just sent mine off on Friday to be redipped for the first time (got engaged in Dec but noticed the warmer tone this spring 🙁 ).

    Is it true that with each dip it reinforces the coating?  I hope so!  My wedding band is white gold as well so I’ll be curious to see how that goes once I start wearing that (got e-rin and band from different stores).

    Post # 13
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    8708 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’ve worn a white gold ring on my right hand since I was in 8th grade — It still looks as bright and silvery as a brand new white gold ring.

    I’ve never needed a white gold ring re-dipped. My engagement ring is the same way, and looks beautiful.

    Post # 14
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    5421 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @MrsMc77:  The whole redipping thing is why I decided to get my ring copied in platinum.

    I found that with daily wear (taking it off for sleeping, cooking, showering, swimming etc, but not for washing my hands) it started to yellow within a few months, getting to the point I would want it replating every 6 months. Because of cost, I only got it replated once and just put up with it as I knew I was getting a new ring; had I stuck with it, I’d probably have had it redipped every 8 months max.

    Post # 15
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    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    gold is the only metal on earth that has the gorgeous gold color…why hide it? Bet your unplated white gold ring is lovely.

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