(Closed) Help! My E ring isn’t as “white” as my band?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

White gold is an alloy – mixed with another metal – generally nickel or palladium.
It’s generally plated with rhodium – when the plating wears off, as it does with time and wear, the ring will look dingier, more yellow, more dirty – not nearly as light and shiny because the real metal is showing through.
But you can get it re-plated – that’s fairly common and any jeweler would know exactly what you meant.  The gold part itself is generally a dingy grey-ish color, the rhodium plating is what makes it look ‘white’.


Post # 4
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

lol, I used the words dingy and dirty because I can’t think of another word to describe it but I only mean it in comparison with the newer ring.  My E ring looks so OLD compared to my wedding band…

White gold rings are still absolutely gorgeous.

Post # 5
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My bands were not as white as my e-ring….i had them re-plated together to match. Perfection =]. It was only $80, so it’s not very expensive. My bands were grayish, but my e-ring was like, platinum white

Post # 6
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

My two rings look like two different colors as well even though they are both platinum and the band matches the setting in my E ring, but the color is so much brighter. I didn’t realize that in 8 months my ring would change so much in color….it looks kinda weird with the much brighter band, but I figure it will change color with time.

Post # 8
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yup, our jeweler worked on my ering before the wedding and both looked like they just came out of the jewelry box for the first time 🙂

Post # 9
567 posts
Busy bee

like everyone else said, have your jeweler re-plate it.  also, some jewelry store have insurance/inspection programs you can purchase, and they will replate the ring as often as you like for the rest of your life, plus inspect it for scratches, weaknesses, etc.

Post # 10
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Replating is definitely the way to go. My mom did that with her wedding and engagement rings cause they were 2 different karats in gold!

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