(Closed) "Dipping" your white gold necessary?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I have a non-engagement diamond and white gold ring that I’ve had for about… 4 1/2 years now? Something very close to that. It’s never been redipped. Ever. I take it in about every 6months as necessary to get it cleaned really well.

ETA: I wear this thing daily. It does have some scratches on it, but nothing I can’t live with. And there is no yellowing.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Your prongs might be platinum.  I had to have my e-ring dipped right at one year.  It all depends on your body chemistry…a co-worker has to do it ever 6 months and SIL has never had to have hers done.  If you’re going on a few years and have never seen a difference, congratulations!

Post # 5
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11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m in the same boat – no one ever said anything to me about it! In fact, they told me I should go with white gold instead of platinum to save some $$, especially since the majority of the ring is covered in diamonds.  

I don’t use jewelery cleaner, I just soak it in hot water, dish soap and a few squirts of windex and brush with a soft toothbrush.  I only do this when we are going somewhere special or there is noticeable dirt on the ring – no more than 1x/week

Post # 6
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483 posts
Helper bee

I this he was a new b ..Technically You don’t NEED to but eventualyou white gold turns a very soft yellow (mostly on the underside) from normal wear I personally notice is after about 6-8 months but that’s very minimal and after 3 years for my anyway t starts to bother me … It’s all personal preferance as well as how your body chemistry reacts … The most important time to re-dip would be right before your wedding so you bands match in color other than that its not that big of a deal especially of you don’t notice it doesn’t bother you .. For some people it does and they re-dip 1 or even 2 times a year .. and yes when they resize a ring he do automatically redip it so it looks like new other wise you will see where the sizing was done

Post # 7
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300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just got my e-ring sent away to be dipped in Rhodium since I’d been wearing it for over a year and when I put it on with my new, never-worn wedding band, it looked really dingy so I wanted it to be the same colour/shine as my band. Not sure if I’ll ever get it done again now though.

Post # 8
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4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve never heard of this until WeddingBee and my dad was a jeweler for years.  I’ve had my ring for over four years and it looks fine.

Post # 9
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221 posts
Helper bee

I’ve heard that it should be done just about every year… However, I have a white gold birthstone ring that I’ve worn for nearly 7-8 years, and I can barely notice a difference. I’ve never had it dipped because no one ever told me I needed to, and it was a pretty inexpensive ring. I wear this ring to shower, clean, go to the gym and everything that I normally take my e-ring off for.. If I hold it up to my e-ring, you can tell it’s not quite the same color, but it doesn’t really look yellow on it’s own.

Post # 11
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7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t get mine redipped and never will.  I like the look of white gold without it.

Post # 12
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1935 posts
Buzzing bee

Mine def needs to be re-dipped and I will get it done. My ring is only a year old and 18k gold. When I look at the band on the palm side of my hand you can see the discoloration a lot especially when compared to my wedding band. White gold is juist yellow gold that has been dipped in rhodium and the rhodium wears off… giving it a yellowish look.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@stargurl101:  White gold is not just yellow gold, it is yellow gold mixed with different (white) metals like platinum to make it appear more white.  Maybe that is what you meant though!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had mine re-dipped (the jeweler called it rhodium polishing) after about 9 months of wearing it. It started to get really dull when I got lazy about taking it off and would wear it while cleaning the house, taking a shower, washing my hands, etc…where soaps and chemicals were constantly all over it. After I got it rhodium polished I started being better about taking it off if a soap or chemical was going to be on my hands and it hasn’t needed it since.

Post # 15
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Tiffany setting white gold band has been re-dipped 2x in 2 years after showing brassy hues…we are now shopping for a new E ring setting and the cost between platinum and white gold is pretty shocking…we were quoted nearly double for platinum versus white gold.  Is this cost difference typical?   

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine needs to be done but I don’t think it’ll happen before the wedding – you can’t tell so much on the top, but the underside is definitely yellowing.  Jeweler said it’s because of my job (I wear sterile gloves occassionally and I guess the powder inside is rather abrasive and hard on rings).

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