(Closed) How often do you re-dip?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i do it once a year 🙂

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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….

Thanks! 🙂 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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 # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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.

 

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