(Closed) maintaining the rhodium on white gold

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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craigslistgirl:  When my fiance bought my rhodium-plated white gold e-ring in December, they told him that in order to maintain the warranty, we would have to bring in the ring once a year for rhodium plating (free) and inspection of the pave stones. Maybe check with the store where your ring is from and see if they do something similar? Otherwise I think a lot of jewelry stores offer this service and it should cost around $50 for a ring.

Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Most people need to have their white gold rings redipped about every 6 months to a year but everyone is different, it mostly depends on the acid levels in your skin. I’ve had my new ring for about 3 months and my wedding band for about 7 months. I do have some light wear on the bottoms of both rings so I will probably have them done this summer. However my mom has a white gold ring that she’s worn daily for the past 30 years and it’s still as white as can be. But that probably has to do with the alloys mixed with it.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I agree with MrsSparkle. I have a friend who has to have her diamonds reset because her skin is so reactive to whatever is in the white gold mix. It will turn her fingers black, it’s crazy. She used to have it redipped every 2 months, so she said screw it and is doing platinum. I have a few other friends with no problems at all, so I guess it all depends.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

It depends on your body chemistry and personal habits. I’ve had my ring dipped five times in the past ten plus years. I never wear it while doing messy chores or showering.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’m planning to get white gold wedding band from Shane Co, and they will replate it free for life! Just check with the company that made your ring if it’s part of the waranty.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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craigslistgirl:  rhodium drives me insane.  I take my rings off when I get home to preserve it.  I start noticing my rings are less white in under a year’s time usually.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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craigslistgirl:  Yes like PP have said, most places will replate it for free every 6 months to a year. Retail stores like Kays/Zales/Etc I think require an inspection every six months to keep your insurance and I believe they will replate it then. I’ve had my e-ring 7 months have had to get it replated already. It started to wear after like 3 months. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

I have only ever had mine re-dipped every 4-5 years. They did start to look dull and worn, but it honestly just didn’t bother me. I only had them re-dipped when I had my baguettes fixed and had the rings sized. 

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