(Closed) white gold question??

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yes.  They need to be rhodium dipped to keep the silver color.  White gold is just an alloy.  It’s a shame they didnt’ tell you this when you bought it!  They advised me that most girls do it every 6 months or so.

What’s interesting is that when I mentioned this to my mom, who also had a white gold ring, she said she’d never heard of such and thing and never had hers “dipped” in her 25 years of marriage.  I never remember it looking yellow.   Things that make you go hmmmm.

Post # 4
Member
347 posts
Helper bee

Most white gold these days in the jewelry stores are yellow gold and rhodium plated (dipped) to look like white gold.  This is why I chose to have my rings made by my jeweler in actual 14k white gold, so I wouldn’t have to have it dipped.  Some people don’t mind at all but I can’t stand seeing it turn yellow (just my own pet peeve with rings).   I think the plating wears off fairly quickly (not super fast but fast enough) if you tend to be harder on your jewelry, from what I undestand.  That’s why I might see the bottom of your ring wear more than the top.  Hope this helps.  If it bothers you, you could always look for a ring that isn’t plated.  I think it’s harder to find in stores like Zales, Kay’s, etc..  I’m no expert at all but this is what I learned from my jeweler.  He told me they do this more b/c it’s cheaper to do.  I can’t remember the specifics though of why.

Post # 5
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4110 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I never knew you had to do this either before getting my ering- I’ve had mine about 6 months & noticed the yellowing on the back of my ering a couple months ago when I bought my band & looked at them together. I plan to have mine redipped right before the wedding when I have soldered together, and then maybe every year or so after. I do wear mine 24/7 & clean it often, so I think that has alot to do with how fast it yellows…

If you have to take the ring in every 6-8 months for checkups to keep the warranty in tact, why not just have it done then?

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