Post # 1
White gold girls….how often do you have your rings re-dipped? I was under the impression that all white gold rings had to be re-rhodium plated every 6 months or so, but it just occurred to me that I’ve had my ring now for almost 8 months (goodness I’ve been engaged for 8 MONTHS?!) and it still looks as shiny and white as the day I got it. Does anyone know if ALL white gold needs to be re-dipped or if it’s just a certain karat weight or quality that needs to be re-plated?
Post # 4
I had to have mine re-dipped after six months. I think a lot of it depends on just how often you wear it and stuff. I would just do it when it turns yellowy and not worry about it til then!
Post # 5
I had mine re dipped after 6 months because it didn’t match my wedding band anymore and I want them to look the same at the wedding!
Post # 6
I wear my ring everyday and have had it for almost a year. I just had it checked and the lady at the store said they could do it but it didn’t need to be re-dipped. It still looks white and thick to me!
Post # 7
Since I’ve been married I have only had the ring dipped once. So for me, it looks like I will be doing it once a year!
Post # 8
I have never heard of this before! I’ve hand my ring for over a year and it’s still white and shiny.
The bottom is sorta kinda not as shiny, but still white. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!
Post # 9
I’ve had mine for 14 months and I still haven’t had it re-dipped. I just took it back to the jeweler to replace a stone in the band and they didn’t think it needed it yet.
Post # 10
I’ve never heard of this either!!! I’ll have to ask my jeweler next time I go in. Mine still seems pretty “white-goldy” – it’s 19k I don’t know if that makes any difference?
Post # 11
From what I understand, it varies a lot. I’ve had my rings for more than a year and I’ve not noticed any yellowing yet.
It depends on your individual body chemistry, how much wear and tear the ring gets, how it was plated, and what color the underlying gold is. Some alloys are inherently a bit more whitish than others and it less noticeable when it starts to wear off.
Post # 12
I never noticed until I put on my new wedding band – and now it’s pretty obvious!
I didn’t know that I’d have to get it “dipped” until reading about it here, lol
Does anyone know if the Kay Jewelers protection plan covers this? I know under the plan I have to have it ‘checked’ & cleaned every 6 months….
Post # 13
Oh, wow, I had NO IDEA. I have a ring (not an e-ring) in white gold that hasn’t been dipped at least since I bought it… in 2008. It’s almost 3 years now. Eep. guess I should ask my jeweler! Thanks for the tip.
Post # 14
@.twist., @Ryansgirl, and @ellabee:
Yea, I only found out about this AFTER I got my ring or else we totally would’ve gone with platinum. And then I heard that it had to be done every 6 months and we seriously considered having it reset in platinum until I learned it would’ve been about $3,000 to have it re-set and I figured that was silly.
I wear it every day all day and it’s still white, so it looks like I won’t be doing it every 6 months. I was just curious as to how common it was to wait a year or more between. Anyone know if it has to do with karat weight or just body chemistry?
Post # 15
@rachiecakes: I don’t know about the Kay Jewelers plan, but my Zales plan is the same way with getting checked every 6 months and it covered my re-dipping. It should say on your protection plan sheet/booklet if it covers it.
Post # 16
Hm I wonder about this… My mom had her diamond re-set in a white gold ring maybe 10 years ago, and she never heard of “re-dipping” until I mentioned it recently. And her ring looks totally white, no yellow-ishness or anything!
ETA: I just got my e-ring last week, and the jeweler told me that we’d need to do it once or twice a year.