Post # 1
So for all you ladies with white-gold engagement rings, wedding bands, etc, do you take special care of it? Or are you afraid of wearing down the metal? What do you do?
I have a white-gold e-ring, and want to eventually have my wedding band be white-gold, and I was just wondering if since the metal is softer than platinum or palladium, should I be taking extra care with it?
Post # 3
i bought a white gold wedding band and was told to bring it in every 6 months for cleaning. I know people who have had their white gold rings for years and years and it still looks fine and they dont do anything special to take care of it
Post # 4
Hm. I don’t do anything special to take care of it, and I wear it every day. I take it off when I do dishes so that it won’t get banged up. My ring does not have rhodium plating so maybe that requires different care?
Post # 5
I just try to be careful with it and not bang it around. I also don’t wear it to bed (the rubbing on sheets wears down the metal and the prongs much faster), and put it on after my shower/makeup so that there aren’t chemicals on it routinely every day. Same goes for cleaning around the house, I don’t wear it for dishes or with any harsh cleaners.
You can always get it rhodium dipped, too, to keep up the white gold shine. Some gals do this every 6months-year, but some never do. It’s a personal choice, generally.
Post # 6
My rings are white gold and if I’m being totally honest, I have to admit I don’t take good care of them. I wear them everyday and never take them off unless I’m doing something like kneading dough.
I also clean them by occasionally letting them soak overnight in straight ammonia. I know that sounds awful, but that is what my mom did with hers (also white gold) and she never had any problems with it.
I know that white gold rings are supposed to eventually need redipped, but how often I think depends on a lot of factors. I’ve had mine for a year and a half and they still look fine.
Post # 7
I’m really rough with mine and they still look great.
Post # 8
I got a ring from my parents for my 16th birthday that is white gold. I did absolutely nothing special with it for the past 11 years. I have worn it everyday. It could probably use a good cleaning but aside from that it still looks pretty good. My e-ring is also white gold and they compare pretty well, all things considered.
Post # 9
@micahg: Hiya. I own a jewelry store so Im speaking to you straight here. White gold is a great metal. It is actually harder than platinum and easier to maintain. It is partial yellow though and then mixed with a white metal and finally dipped in a white metal when new so to keep it looking devine you should have a jeweler Rhodium plate your ring every 6 months – well worth the 40.00 to keep it looking new – they will also tighten the prongs on your diamonds so you never loose stones!
Post # 10
@janna.hill: Thanks Janna! Definitely will do! 🙂
Post # 11
White gold has to be rhodium plated ever so often depending on how dull it is. It’s all preference on when to get it done, but I would if it looks dull. I go in this month for my 6th month inspection and my ring looks good still so no need to get it dipped (rhodium plated). I will get it done before I get married so that it’s shiny and new just like my wedidng band (once I figure out and buy one).
I don’t shower or clean with it on…
You can take it in to the jeweler to get cleaned or you can clean it at home with an old soft toothbrush. 🙂