Post # 1
I realize this look isn’t for everyone, but I’m loving it and wanted to post some pictures for those of you who are interested. Both rings are 18k white gold with the rhodium plating removed and now have a softer/creamier look to them 🙂
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2008 - County courthouse
I like it. Removing the rhodium gives your rings an antique look. Super pretty
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2019 - USA
Ooh, definitely a more antique look for sure. I like it!
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 29th, 2016
131ted : Very pretty! Both my rings are 14kt white gold and I don’t plan on ever having them re-dipped because I like the look as well.
Post # 5
I have a lot of non plated white gold. It makes it look more vintage.. I love it 🙂
Post # 6
I absolutely love it! I have a few inherited rings in white gold that I use from time to time and they have not been re-diped for at least 30 years and they have the same wonderful creamy look. Gorgeous!
Post # 7
To be totally honest, I didn’t think I would like it, but those rings are stunning! That color is just perfect. I want an oval solitaire and this seriously has my wheels turning. ☺️
Post # 8
My e ring in unplated as well and I loooooove the look!!
Post # 9
Has white gold always been plated? I have 14K white gold rings from about 40 years ago — would they be plated? Is platinum plated?
Post # 10
beemybee : Almost all white gold is plated unless you specifically request it not to be or you work with a jeweler who doesn’t plate for some reason. Rings from 40 years ago typically would have been plated, but the plating has likely worn off by now (unless it’s worn infrequently).
White gold itself hasn’t been around for that long (commercially available from the 1910s onward), and was invented as a dupe for platinum. But mixing gold with silver metals still doesn’t produce a super white metal like platinum, so it was rhodium plated to give it a more platinum-like appearance. Platinum isn’t plated because it’s a white metal to begin with.
Post # 11
131ted : we bought mine unplated so I’m obviously a huge fan! And arguably so much better for the environment than regularly replating!