(Closed) Do I really need to have it re-dipped?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My engagement ring has just been re-dipped because I (finally) got it re-sized for my right hand. I do notice that it looks a lot whiter now than my wedding band, which hasn’t been re-dipped, but since I wear them on opposite hands, I’m not too worried about it. The only real reason to re-dip is aesthetic … when it starts to bug you, get it done, otherwise don’t bother. 🙂

Post # 5
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have never had mine done in the year.5 +.  I have no clue when I’ll have it done.  Maybe next year or so.  It doesn’t bother me much so I won’t waste my money.

Post # 6
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1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Mine’s just over a year old now and starting to look pretty yellow on the bottom.  I’m waiting until December to re-dip since it seems like a waste of money to do it very frequently; I guess I’m planning on re-dipping about once a year, but since I know I’ll want it done right before the wedding, I’m waiting longer this time so next time it’s a year.  Silly? Probably.  Every 6 months seems excessive unless it’s free…even then, I don’t like being without my ring so I might not do it so often.

Post # 7
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288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wonder about this too.  I have white gold and just started noticing that on the bottom it’s looking a little less “white”.  Fiance is not happy at all!  I guess he didn’t know about the “change” when he picked it out.

Post # 8
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13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think it needs to be re-dipped all the time.  I’ve been wearing my 14K gold e-ring for a year and my wedding band for over a month and there is absolutely no yellowing and little wear/scratching to either of them (and I’m really hard on my hands!).

Once you see yellowing or a ton of scratches, I’d take it in, but to do it when it looks just fine is a waste of money in my book.  I think jewelers just tell you six months to get more money out of the people who will freak out and think they have to follow that religiously.

EDIT – I can tell ZERO difference in the color of the white gold of my e-ring that has been worn for way longer than the wedding band.  So it obviously hasn’t worn too much!

Post # 9
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35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ditto. Don’t re-dip your ring. Re-dipping requires polishing and polishing means that they’re shaving off fine layers of gold off your ring.

Post # 11
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125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

how much do your jewelers charge you? I need to get this done BAD.

Post # 13
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35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Statutory Grape: No prob. A jeweler actually told me about that. He told me that when he first got into the business, the repairmen used to offer to polish his heavy gold jewelry for free. Sooner than later he discovered that they were actually making money by shaving all that gold off and keeping it for his business. 

Post # 14
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1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

my jeweler recommended only redipping every 2 years as it can take some of the metal off the ring, or something like that. but they do clean/polish it everytime i go in! and every 6 month inspection.

Post # 16
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1221 posts
Bumble bee

I have had my wedding ring for 3 and a half years.. I redipped it once about a year and a half ago.. But just because i was getting a prown fixed and he did it for free.. But now my stupid ring is looking yellowish 🙁 im so mad but i am going to get it dipped and get my two wedding bands mended on.

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