Post # 1
Ok bees! If you have a white gold ering tell me, do you sleep with it on? How often do you have it rhodium plated? Does it turn yellow fast throughout the year?
Imutts have acidic skin, I’ve had my ering for 11 months and have had it re “dipped” once (4 months ago) and the bottom part (palm side down) is already turning yellow again. Luckily the top is all diamonds so not much metal shows….
I know this is just a white good thing… Does anyone relate? I sleep with my ering on every night, and wear in in the shower 50/50.
Post # 3
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
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
@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
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
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 🙂
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
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
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
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
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 # 12
@louonline: I think it’s just my skin type/PH level being more acidic than Moses. For example, when I was a kid, if I would war any fake jewelry rings, the coating would wear off and my finger would turn green in the shape of the ring. Lol I learned early on I couldn’t wear costume rings.
Post # 13
@womanofsubstance: Well I’m happy someoneelse can relate 🙂 I hear you on that. I’m not sure why the k weight would make a difference though…. Its all yellow gold to start, I would think the rhodium would still wear off. Do you know what properties change at 18k? I’m gonna look it up. …. I google evening lol
Post # 14
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 # 15
Thanks for sharing your experience bees!! 🙂
I’m a bit of a nerd, here’s a link explaining rhodium plating incase anyone is curious 🙂
Post # 16
@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!