(Closed) Are you going to keep re-dipping your ring

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Re-dipping your white gold ring?
    I will but most likely stop after 5 years. : (0 votes)
    I will continue to re-dip, always. : (52 votes)
    38 %
    I will re-dip every 5 years or so. : (25 votes)
    18 %
    I want the age to show, so no re-dipping. : (17 votes)
    13 %
    Other/Explain. : (6 votes)
    4 %
    Undecided. : (25 votes)
    18 %
    Re-dip once before the wedding, then let them age from then on out. : (11 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 16
    6414 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d like to get mine redipped every few years but I have to send it out and Gordons is sllllooooowwww…. 2 to 3 weeks slow. It’s a pain. I’m undecided because of that but if a prong breaks or it need’s resized they can redip it too.

    Post # 19
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Sweet.Sugar.Rose: Yes, it will be nice for my e-ring to be the right size and be able to wear it on the proper finger. I’ve been putting off giving it up for a week to be sized and just wearing it on my pinky!

    Post # 20
    3134 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It really depends on how it wears.  I have already had mine re-dipped after wearing it for a matter of weeks, since it started to show some brownish spots (think like an oil sheen on water, that kind of look).  Not my favourite!  But if it starts to look a bit yellowish, I would probably leave it for awhile.

    Post # 21
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    For me right now, I want to re-dip.  My ring has yellowed a lot especially when compared to my band so I want them to match for the wedding.  Then I think maybe I will have it done when I take my ring in for its check up (to tighten prongs and such) and then just play it by ear as the years go on.  Maybe I will decide I like the yellowing in a few years or maybe I will decide to continue to re-dip.  I don’t like the idea of having it sent away for so long so I will probably do it only when I have to have it taken in to be checked. 

    Post # 22
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i actually like the slight warm tone that unplated, unmessed-with 14k white gold has.  i was a little disappointed when i found out the jeweler we went through automatically plates unless you ask them not to…if i’d known, i’d have asked Fiance to tell them not to.  i voted “other” because, not only will i probably never replate my rings, i’m considering having the plate polished OFF of the rings i have in my possession now.  (we do not have our wedding bands yet.)  if i don’t do that though, i’ll just never replate them and let the warmth show through with wear.

    Post # 23
    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’ll definitely do it right before the wedding, but after that I’m not sure…. I guess it depends how much I love it when I do it for the first time. I figure if it makes all the difference, I can just do it whenever I go get the prongs checked, cleaning etc. after the wedding.

    Post # 25
    1525 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Lifetime redipping was part of the care plan Fiance bought with the rings… the cost of which essentially covered what would have been the dipping fees for the pre-wedding dip and an anniversary dip. I wear the ring all the time and I work with my hands a lot. I had scratches all over it after a week. :  …it just makes the ring look loved.

    Post # 26
    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’ve worn my e=ring for two years and my wedding band for a year and I can’t tell a difference.  They are both the same color even though I’ve worn the e-ring twice as long.  Since they still look white to me, I doubt I’ll spend the money on redipping, unless they get obvious worn spots where yellow shows through.

    Post # 27
    2896 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I may get my e-ring dipped when I get it soldered to the band that they’ve made, just so that the color is the same. From then on, it’s just going to age as I do. 🙂 I also have a wide band to match Mr.ND’s, and I won’t dip that one either, but at least my rings will wear at about 1/2 rate since I’ll sometimes wear the solitaire set and sometimes just the plain band. 

    Post # 29
    2402 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    N/A – my vintage 18k ring has never been dipped. it barely looks yellow at all. I had the rhodium polished off my wedding band so they would match.

    now I don’t have to fuss with them!

    Post # 30
    2896 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Sweet.Sugar.Rose: I’ve got a while to wait yet 🙁 But I for sure will once I go in!

    I have to leave my solitaire with them this fall so that they can finalize the plain band and match it up to the e-ring, and then I’ll likely solder it the week after the wedding (because I’ll have my nice wide decorative band to wear in its place).

    Next time I go in to make a payment, though, I’ll sneak a few good photos of my wide band. I love it! 

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