Post # 1
Just trying to see about the rings… I have had my beautiful engagement ring for two months and I noticed thanks to looing for bands that the back underside of my ring is a bit yellowing. I was told it was because I have acid palms. Which I had never heard of before then, but now realize it is common. My questions is where did your white gold ring come from and have you have to get it re-dipped?
I’m just curious….mine was from Zales
Post # 3
Mine is getting re-dipped as we speak. I have had it for about a year, but wanted it super shiny and white for the wedding in a few months.
Mine is from Helzberg and is 18k gold. Because of the 18- they said a little more gold will show through. I have the lifetime warranty on my ring though- so it is all free. I figure I will probably get this done once a year.
Post # 4
i’ve noticed it on mine too, under underneath- i’ve had it for a little over a year and its 14k white gold. I bought it from a local company called Diamonds Direct. I didnt even know re-dipping was an option! looking into this now..
Post # 5
my e-ring is antique, so I can’t tell who made it. but it is 18k white gold (so it should look pretty yellow). it has never been plated and it looks white enough to me. it’s just the tiniest bit warm, not noticeable at all unless right next to a freshly plated ring.
one of my wedding bands is 14k and from Ben Bridge. the plating was polished off and I think it matches my e-ring, whiteness wise. I believe Ben Bridge makes higher quality jewelry – I saw a ring that looked like mine at Zales, and it was $150 cheaper there. I’ll bet it may have been made with lower quality materials to bring the price down that much.
my other ring is 14k and came from moissaniteco.com. again, the plating has been polished off and I think it matches the color of my e-ring perfectly.
however, even though I think my rings look white enough, I almost wonder if you would too? whiteness could be based on your own perception. I wish I could put my ring next to yours in real life and compare!
Post # 6
My e-ring and wedding band are both from Shane Co. I’ve been wearing the e-ring for close to 2 years and the wedding band for over a year and neither one of them need to be re-dipped.
Post # 7
I don’t think that I’ll have mine re-plated. I actually like the warmth of the white gold without the rhodium, so it’s not an issue.
One thing you might want to ask your jeweler is to have them double plate your rings. The rhodium will last longer, because it will be thicker. A lot of jewelers will tell you that it’s because of the acid in your hands, but the truth is they just didn’t use enough rhodium or you have been using a lot of hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer will eventually remove the rhodium from white gold rings.
Post # 8
I have had my ring for going on a year.
It was bought at spence diamonds.
I also have yellowing on the bottom and I called the store and they said that I should just come in for a polish because that might clear it up. If not then I have the option of re-dipping for $80 (something around that price).
Post # 9
@Loribeth: oh crap i didnt know that. I never take off my ring and use sanatizer almost on a daily basis
Post # 10
White gold does yellow after awhile no matter who you bought your ring from. And no, it probably yellowed on the bottom bc of typical wear not bc your palms are acid; though I’ve never heard of that. White gold is actually yellow gold plated with nickel or palladium giving it the white appearance and when it gets dipped, it’s plated with rhodium. There is no such thing as pure white gold, so yes overtime it will turn yellow. FWIW I got mine at Jareds and have it dipped every 6 mths with my inspection.
Post # 11
I’ve had mine for 1 1/2 years now, and I haven’t noticed any yellow showing through yet. My Darling Husband bought it from a local jewler, not a chain.
Post # 12
Mine is from Blue Nile. I’ve had it for ten months and it has yellowed quite a bit. I’m getting it redipped right before the wedding.
Post # 13
My ering is actually from a pawn store, so I don’t know it’s history. I do know that it’s 14k white gold though. (A family friend owns that pawn store and I’ve had my ering for 8 months.) When I found out about the possible color change with white gold it made we wonder how old my ring was and what it’d gone through. I never noticed a difference in color when I just wore my ering, but I noticed a slight difference against brand new rings. I had my ering re-dipped the beginning of this month, when I met with my jewler and had my wedding band custom made. He offered to do it and since then I no longer have the noticeable scratches that were on the ring when I got it, so it looks “newer” to me.
Post # 14
My wedding band is white gold from Zales, i’ve only been wearing it a month and it still lookes bright and shiny but then again, I do take it off a lot and then dip it in the Blitz cleaning liquid that I got from the jeweller
Post # 15
My wedding band is 14K white gold from Jared. I got married in March 2010 and I’ve had it dipped once. It’s probably about due to go again. Honestly I don’t think I would even notice but my engagement ring is platinum so it’s easy to see the yellowness when it’s right next to platinum. But my band is all diamonds across the top so you can only see the yellow on the under side of the ring, so it doesn’t really matter anyway.
Also… Yikes to the person who has to pay $80 for a dip!! My lifetime care package was less than that!