Post # 1
Not sure if anyone can answer this, but i am looking to reset my stone and get a new wedding band. The setting is for a soliatire, and it is white gold now. i know that ring can be dipped in rhodium to give it that polished look. does anyone know if the same can be done with rose gold?
Post # 3
Hi, my understanding is that when you have something dipped to change the color it will wear off over time. I would be worried about it wearing off unevenly. I would check the answer with a few local jewelers and get an opinion. You don’t want your first jeweler saying it “will be fine” just to find out after the fact that it has to be redipped every year.
Post # 4
I don’t think it’ll work. Rhodium is an extremely hard metal, which makes it suitable as a plating. Gold is very soft and will wear away quickly.
Post # 5
@torlay99: Unlike most white gold, rose gold is not actually dipped in anything to make it rose-colored. It’s just an alloy of gold and copper, making it a warm golden pink. So no, i don’t think they can plate the ring in rose gold to make it look rosey. If youre resetting it anyway, why not have them reset it in rose gold?
Post # 6
technically, you could plate your ring. other metals are gold plated all the time. however, it would actually wear off pretty quickly. I don’t think it would be worth it at all.
jewelers can get away with rhodium plating white gold rings because the color contrast is barely visible. it’s something mostly white being coated with something that is whiter. so when it comes off in small spots, it’s hardly noticeable.
but the color difference between white gold and rose gold is pretty high contrast. as it starts to wear off in some spots, it will be really noticeable.
my cousin had her yellow gold rings rhodium plated and it only took a month for worn spots to become noticeable. I’m sure gold plating would come off just as quickly as rhodium plating.
Post # 7
I remember reading a bee’s mom dipped a yellow gold ring in white gold for her, to give to her on her wedding day. So it is possible but I am sure you will have to redip it often.
Post # 8
honestly, IF you even find a jeweler willing to do rose gold plating (which I kind of doubt), I still think it would be so expensive in the long run. you are going to end up taking it in for replating like once a month. in the long run, it might be cheaper to get a new rose gold setting and not have to fuss with it ever again.
Post # 8
I dipped my mothers white gold engagement ring in rose gold, it hasn’t worn off anywhere (been 8 months so far) and it cost me about $25. I love it!
Post # 9
My ering is white gold and my wedding band is rose gold. I think the 2 colors look realky nice together.