(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.

    I will continue to re-dip, always.

    I will re-dip every 5 years or so.

    I want the age to show, so no re-dipping.

    Other/Explain.

    Undecided.

    Re-dip once before the wedding, then let them age from then on out.

  • Post # 31
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    double post. this has been happening a lot these days!

    Post # 32
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve been wearing my e-ring for almost 2 years and my wedding band for over a year and they both still look fine.  I only intend to re-dip them if they ever start to look bad.

    Post # 33
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have a white gold ring that I’ve worn daily for 5+ years and it doesn’t even look yellow to me… I can’t imagine getting it redipped yet. What are people doing with their hands that they need redipping so often?

    Post # 34
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ve had mine since november and decided to redip since we’re getting our engagement photos done this week. I sent it away 2 weeks ago, and got it back today. I hate waiting so long to get it back! I figure I will get it re dipped late July of next year for the wedding, and then I’m not sure what I’ll do after that. I have a lifetime warranty so I can get it re dipped as much as I’d like..although I’ve heard that it’s not good for the ring to do it on a regular basis? When I got it back today though I could not stop staring at it… it looked exactly like it did the first day I got it…. brand new..and so sparkly! 

     

     

    Post # 35
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have a Tacori ering and a non-Tacori wedding band.  DH gave me my ering last fall, and we bought my wedding band in March.  The jeweler had said that Tacori is a higher quality of wg plating, and it will take much longer to have to be “redipped.”  My band however, is already turning yellow!  It’s pave in the front, so it looks fine there, but it’s the smooth back on the inside of my hand that is turning yellow and i’m pissed about it!

    Does anyone know what Tacori does extra special to their WG?  My ering looks the same as it did the day I got it!  I am going to have to have my wedding band redone at some point, but I want it to stay white like my ering!!!

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I got my e-ring back yesterday and am so happy with getting it done. It looks brand new again!

    I probably will get it done again, but I will play it by ear as to how long, it just depends how it looks!

    Post # 37
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I will keep getting mine redipped, I love the white white look it has, I don’t do yellow gold!

    Post # 38
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Funny you should post this, I was just telling hubs I need to send mine off for redipping.

    I got my e-ring dipped before we got married, and it is now 14 mths later and the bottoms have ‘whellowed’ a little. ( I have all three rings soldered together.) I am a shiny obsessed person, so this drives me NUTS!

    I would have chosen yellow gold, but it looks so horrid with my super pale complexion. I don’t like how platinum patinas, so redipping it is!

    Post # 39
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’ve had my engagement ring almost three years without redipping it once. I’ve had my wedding band almost two without redipping. I’ll get them redipped eventually. They still look pretty good for not having any redipping done to them.

    Post # 40
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am currently trying to figure out were to take my rings to get them redipped sense I bought them at Moiss.Co and all my local jewlers do not work with Moissanite…haha I may not have the option, but it’s driving me nuts! Where my bands rub together (We got married in may mind you) at the bottom of the rings in certain spots its yellowing really bad because both my rings spin. It’s gotten to the point when I take them off at night I don’t put them away individually I put them away sitting on top of each other just the way I had worn them the day before the so the outsides don’t yellow up as well! I think if it was an even wear it wouldn’t bother me as much..bah! Sorry rant of the moment!

    Post # 41
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I will keep getting mine redipped until we have it reset at our 5 year anniversary mark. My problem is not yellowing but that I have a 4mm wide solitaire cathedral setting. I work with my hands a lot and so it shows scratches quickly and easily. I’ve tried to just wear my wedding band to work but I love my ring! This is the ring I always wanted but now after 3 years I don’t love how the scratches show. I get free dipping for life due to my service plan.

    Post # 42
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I had it redipped when the band was soldered to my engagement ring, but I probably own’t redip unless it REALLY starts to yellow. I like that it’s not a bright, bright white metal anymore–it’s a little bit softer in color.

    Post # 43
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

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    @jholler25:

    Tacori uses palladium white gold with a little of rhutheium as the alloy. It keeps the white whiter longer and sometimes won’t require it at all. I have a non Tacori wedding band but I had my jeweler match the same alloys. It was more expensive to specify the alloy but I hope it will save me redipping. I get married next week and I’m hoping it will wear evenly and not yellow. Maybe you can check what the alloy in your band is?

    Post # 44
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2006

    I will get mine redipped around every 6 months.  I hate the look of wg yellowing, and love the bright white finish of newly plated (or brand new!) rings.  I also don’t like the look of platinum patinas and dont mind paying for both rings to be done regularly to keep them sparkling white.  I would like to know though how to know which jewellers plate with the higher quality wg that lasts longer…

    Post # 46
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I decided against replating mine before the wedding. It is noticable when I wear both rings together that the wedding band is much whiter at the moment. But after the wedding, I’ll probably only be wearing the band to work and it will catch up at yellowing LOL

     

    I like the look of the soft yellow for now and I’m sure they’ll match soon enough. Re-plating is really not in my budget now as something to do every 6 months or so. Maybe when I get a better job I’ll re-dip them both as a little present to myself 🙂

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