Post # 1
I got my white gold ring and the actually wedding band this past Christmas and the actually wedding ring appears to be turning more of a yellow gold color. When i took it into zales for a cleaning and mentioned it they just said “oh maybe they just needed to dip it again when i had them saudered” So is this normal? Should a white gold ring wear like that so soon? I’ve never had white gold before so i didnt know it was “dipped” in the first place. I wear the band and the wedding ring both together all the time and the band isnt doing this. Any tips? Should i request a new ring or something? Its not a “cheap” ring by anymeans. I wouldnt think it should change color like that. We have all the warranties and everything.
Post # 3
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
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
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?