(Closed) Do you sleep with your white gold Ering on?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does your white gold ring turn yellow fast? Requiring it to be rhodium plated more than once a yr?

    My ring hasn't yellowed at all and I sleep with it on and wear it in the shower.

    My ring hasn't yellowed and I sleep with it on.

    My ring has been rhodium plated, I sleep with it on.

  • Post # 3
    13 posts

    I have white gold promise ring that I have worn everyday for the last 4 years. I sleep with it on but never wear it in the shower and I have never had it dipped and only recently have I noticed the bottom of it is getting just a tad yellow, but nothing too noticable.

    Post # 4
    7225 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I wear a ring on my right hand that my father had given me before I graduated high school. I must have been in 10th grade or so, and I have worn it absolutely every single day and I sleep with it on. It has not yellowed.

    My engagement ring acts as my wedding ring and I have worn it every day since he proposed, it is white gold and it has not yellowed either. I do not wear my rings in the shower, or while I am cleaning or doing dishes. Any time it will be submerged or exposed to chemicals, it is taken off.


    Post # 5
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @FutureMrsMcLaughin:  I can’t say that I’ve had a big problem with mine going yellow. We got engaged nearly 4 years ago and I’ve only had it redipped once in that time.  Have you asked the jeweller if they might know why yours is going yellow so quick?  Maybe there’s something extra they could do?

    Post # 6
    324 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I wear my ring to bed and most of the time except when I’m washing dishes, showering, working with gross stuff, am at work (I’m a nurse), etc, etc and I’ve had mdining since August 2011 and I haven’t noticed yellowing and it’s 18 k.

    Post # 7
    1455 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I wear my rings to bed and shower with them on. I just got them cleaned, so I am considering taking them off to shower ๐Ÿ™‚

    My skin is very acidic and like you I can turn white gold yellow in record time. I changed my wedding band and e-ring to 19K wg (19K white gold doesn’t yellow) prior to the wedding, in order to resolve the issue. Yes it cost more because they were basically new rings but now I don’t have to worry. 

    Having said that, only my wedding band and e-ring are 19K, the rest of my rings are 18K white gold. I just got them home from the jeweller yesterday so it will be interesting to see how long my 18K white gold stays white! 

    Post # 8
    283 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t have a ring yet but my mother’s ring is 18k white gold.  She has never had it replated and wears it ALL the time.  I’ve never seen her take it off.  Hers looks totally silvery white still.

    Post # 9
    3997 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t sleep with my e-ring on, but my Fiance gave me a white gold ring during highschool that I NEVER took off and I wore it all the time for 3.5 years. I never noticed the metal changed and I’ve never had it redipped.


    Post # 10
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have a 18k white gold ring, I sleep, shower, cook, clean,  etc etc with it on.

    I’ve had it 12 months and I have noticed it going a bit yellowy, but only noticeable to me. I’d rather pay £20 every year or two to redip it, and just wear it all the time and not care than be taking it off to do things and stressing about it.

    Post # 11
    429 posts
    Helper bee

    My e-ring is white gold, and only the bottom is starting to go yellow (the bit that most comes into contact with surfaces when I grip steering wheel / door handles etc).

    I worry about forgetting to put mine on again if I take it off, hence usually shower and sleep with it on. I am going to look at getting it re-dipped for two yr anniversary.

    Post # 14
    1082 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I don’t wear mine in the shower or when I sleep.  I usually take them off when I clean.  I’ve only noticed a bit of yellowing on the side that faces my palm once or twice.  I get mine re-plated every 6 months when I go in for my ring inspection.  The plating is part of the service plan we bought along with our rings, so it doesn’t cost anything extra to have it done.  Even if my ring hasn’t yellowed one bit I still do it because it always comes back looking brand spanking new without one scratch on it.   

    If you buy a white gold wedding ring, it would be well worth shopping around for a place with a similar service plan. 

    Post # 16
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @FutureMrsMcLaughin:  I understand what you are going through! I’ve had mine 4 months and it’s already to starting to yellow on the bottom. I don’t sleep with it on, I actually don’t usually wear it when I’m at home. Thank goodness for the warranty we have with it, I can get it re-dipped whenever I need to! 

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