(Closed) How often do you re-dip?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve had mine for over 1 year and half and never had it done!  yikes.  does it cost money?  how much?  MY Darling Husband bought the lifetime protection/warrenty thing from helzburg but they’ve never mentioned anything so I dunno…

Post # 48
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7429 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I hadn’t had mine redipped until I had it for 3 years!  It was definitely starting to yellow, but I had stopped wearing it about a year before that, and even when I did wear it, I took it off whenever I wasn’t out of the house.  I am planning on getting the wrap band I origially wanted but we couldn’t afford this year, so i will get it resized (had to get a stand in cuz it won’t fit on my fingers anymore!) and redipped, and soldered to the wrap (still debating that one).

Post # 49
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Rgeddy: Hubs got mine at Shaw’s, and since he got the lifetime service and warranty, it didn’t cost me anything. I didn’t know that until I took it for reinspection and the lady suggested it

Post # 50
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1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Rgeddy: It doesn’t cost me a thing bc it is in my lifetime warranty plan. But at Jareds depending on ring size and such, its approx $30.

Post # 52
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235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I didn’t think mine looked yellow until I tried it on with new white gold bands at the jewelery store. I decided I will get mine re-dipped for the first time the week before the wedding just so it is on a level playing field with the wedding band. After that, I’ll probably just let them fade together at the same rate. I figure as long as they match it won’t be too noticible.

I think the reason it faded so fast was because I had the e-ring sized. They polished it (which I think took a lot of the plating off). They offered to re-dip it at the time for $35 more but I didn’t think it needed it. Now I know better.

Post # 53
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Wannabee

Ok here’s why the jewelry store tells you to have your ring rhodium cleaned and polished every 6 months. Everytime they do it, it takes a layer of gold off of the ring then they plate it in rhodium so if you do this twice a year then your ring starts to get thinner and thinner until there’s no ring left or your shank (the bottom of the ring) is so thin that it breaks so then what happens next? Then even though your ring may be still in warrantee guess what now you need a new half shank and that is NOT covered under warantee and a half shank can cost at least $140-400 depending on how thick the ring is and depending on the carat of gold. So basically if the ring still looks white or that platimun color then don’t bring it in because then its going to get thinner and thinner and you lose gold weight everytime as well so the value of the ring goes down as well. 

Post # 54
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666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@dvvs1:  Yes, I’ve heard that as well – every time you get a rhodium dip they have to polish the ring a lot first to get the rhodium to stick.  With a gold ring, you lose that small amount of gold with each polish.  So the less times the better for the integrity of the ring.

It seems like in actual life some peoples rings wear a lot differently – more so than you would think just from different lifestyles.  I think it is a lot about the alloy used and the dip quality.  Some people notice their ring yellowing within a few months, which is completely unacceptable, and I think there must be something wrong there.  Either a bad alloy or a cheap/bad dip done.

I ended up going with platinum myself, mostly because of a metal allergy, but I’m also pretty glad that I don’t have to do redips.

 

Post # 55
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5427 posts
Bee Keeper

I didn’t know you had to re-dip a ring? LOL Learn something new every day on the bee!

Post # 56
Hostess
7553 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

A married friend of mine told me she never realized that her e-ring needed to be redipped until she was wearing her wedding band next to it. Apparently the contrast made her realize her e-ring was wearing. 

Post # 57
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174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’ve had my ring for 3 years and have yet to get it “redipped” I wear it 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week (I NEVER take it off). My ring looks fine, and at this point does NOT need to be re-dipped.

That being said, I will be getting it re-dipped before the wedding so that my engagement ring and new wedding band match for photos, etc.

 

Post # 58
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74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hi bees!

I have read up on the replating that is sometimes necessary over time with white gold.  My question is- if I get my ring engraved, will the replating that I may need done in the future cover the engraving?  I’m looking to get my fiance’s name engraved and wondering whether down the line, that engraving will no longer be noticeable if I have to get it replated?

Thanks!

Post # 59
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74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hi bees!

I have read up on the replating that is sometimes necessary over time with white gold.  My question is- if I get my ring engraved, will the replating that I may need done in the future cover the engraving?  I’m looking to get my fiance’s name engraved and wondering whether down the line, that engraving will no longer be noticeable if I have to get it replated?

Thanks!

Post # 60
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2004

Ha!  I waited nearly 10 years (mostly because we moved away from the jeweler who we bought the rings from) and only did it when they insisted at the most recent inspection.  It had been nearly over 4 years since my last inspection.

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