(Closed) Possible trade in, cannot decide! What should I do?? (pics)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2002

Perhaps a good jewelry can use your platinum (and add more) to make your new setting?  That way it won’t cost as much?  My jeweler did that for me with white gold and other jewelry I had.

My ring is 19k white gold and doesn’t need to be redipped. I don’t like rings where I have to have them dipped but can’t afford platinum.

Congrats on 10 years! I celebrated my 10th last year and got a new set.  Nothing fancy but I got the solitaire I always wanted, so I understand what you are going through!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2002

Oh, and you have to upload the pics to your account here (using the little Green button with the plus sign in the comment area – if you highlight it with your cursor, it says “insert image”) and then post it here.

Post # 7
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509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2002

I see it!  oh wow…actually really like both.  I do love the new set though.  Hmmm…if you don’t mind redipping, then I do love the new set.  If you are set on platinum, I would visit a local jeweler to ask (not the big stores, like Zales). 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I like your originals best, but that’s just me.  Best of luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I actually like your original set better, but I get that it’s totally a personal decision. I think the original set is more unique and interesting. I also have platinum, and while I have nothing against white gold, I’d never trade my platinum in for it. I love how heavy my rings feel compared to wg rings that I’ve held, and I guess I just like the concept of platinum – how it is strong, doesn’t wear away, etc. 

Post # 10
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509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2002

@alreadyawife:  I see…

I do actually like your original set more.  I was thinking if you wanted a change, to get a diamond platinum band instead of a new set.  But…get whatever makes you happy!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love the new set, I say go for it!  I have a white gold set and I love it.  It has been redipped and it looked BRAND NEW when I got it back.  They jeweler redipped it when they soldered my rings together.  It has never been an issue.  ๐Ÿ™‚  Good Luck

Post # 12
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

The set you are considering now is sooooo common, I think i’d just hold onto your old set. But for me, the rings being unique is a big deal. Depends on whether that’s something that’s important to you!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Just an FYI, there is a chance you’ll never have to redip your white gold. I’ve had a 10k wg ring for 5 years now, worn daily, and it has never needed to be redipped. My body chemistry works well with it apparently.

ETA: As much as I love the possible “upgrade” you’re looking at, I like your original setting more! It’s unique!

Post # 15
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2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Some newer white golds, like X1 from Stuller won’t need redipped. Your jewler can order the gold grain (it’s like little bbs) in from them and use it to make your ring. That’s just one option if you’re considering WG.

http://www.stuller.com/browse/metals/

But, for what it’s worth, your old set is not only unique and beautiful, the metal is more precious. I don’t mean to sound rude, but it seems like everyone and their sister has the set like the one you’re considering. For good reason- it IS beautiful, but your old set has an incredible uniqueness that makes it look truly special.

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