(Closed) Re-dipping question ?

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

I was engaged for 4 years before we got married (married December 2010) and I’ve only gotten my engagement ring re-dipped once and that was after we got it and I sent it to get sized. It’s a little yellow but it’s really only noticeable when it’s directly by my wedding band (I wear my band alone frequently). It took me literally 20 minutes to show someone at work what I was talking about when I first noticed the color difference- she couldn’t tell. I don’t mind it and I doubt I’ll re-dip it any time soon. I like it showing a little wear. It means my husband has loved me quite a while 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I have had my engagement ring for over a year and have never got it re-dipped but I will a few weeks before the wedding so it matches my wedding ring (both white gold).

With my wedding ring we got a deal where they will give my wedding ring free re-dips for life (one a year).

I can’t really tell the difference, except when my engagement ring was right by a brand new ring but that was also in the jewelry shop with their special bright lights!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just had my ring re-dipped when I had it resized for the wedding.  It was also time for it to be checked (every 6 months in order to keep the warranty valid).  They ordered it to be re-dipped, I didnt ask. I was glad they did, it was so shiny and silver.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think they do it whenever I take my ring in to Jared’s be inspected every 6 months.  (for insurance.. if a stone is loose they’re more likely to catch it that way.  And if a stone falls out, they will replace it free.)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I just got my e-ring replated so it would be nice and shiny for the wedding. I had worn it a year and a half and it was visibly yellowed on the bottom of the band and definitely duller than my wedding ring. 

Post # 8
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Having worked at a jewelry store, we advised not more than once a year. I’ve only had my right hand ring done once in the 3 years I’ve owned it. When it starts to turn yellow and bother you, do it. Each time they do the rhodium plating, they have to polish it and it makes your ring a bit thinner, so it shouldn’t be done too often. Often a good cleaning and steaming will give you that sparkly effect you are after.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I just let mine get “whellow” colored.  I actually like the mellow glow, it’s more vintage looking, almost like platinum.  I have had rings redipped when they were resized, though (mostly because the jeweler insisted).

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

“Re-dipping” is something they tell you that you have to do so they can get away with using inferior alloys to change the color of the gold.  Its cheaper for them but you end up paying the exact same mark up.                                                    we dont have to stand for this! Even the deals where thet let you come back once a year are a rip off. you’ve already paid to put the white back on.                             

By going to a goldsmith who actually knows what they are doing you will get a better product for the same price. and you white, rose and green gold will stay the color it is supposed to.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

my white gold e-ring was never rhodium plated, it’s an antique and the jeweler told me that plating is a fairly recent concept. it’s always looked white to me. the basket that holds the diamond is platinum and still, I’ve never noticed a color difference between two areas.

my wedding band was bought new so it came plated. when you put the two side by side, the difference is very subtle.

the plating has been polished off of my wedding band so now they match. one is 14k and the other is 18k and they look exactly the same to me!   I’ll never get them plated again, I think it’s not necessary, and it’s easier this way!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i have a life time warranty so I get my ring inspected, cleaned and re dipped every 6 months.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Abigale47:

This is definitely true! White gold is sadly mostly just poorly alloyed yellow gold covered in rhodium. My goldsmith uses X1 white gold. Strong, white, and never needs redipped. Very difficult to work with, but definitely worth it for those who seek quality white gold.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My ring started yellowing after just a few months. It’s pretty noticeable at this point, nine months later, but it doesn’t look bad so I haven’t redipped it yet.  I plan on getting it redipped before the wedding so it matches my wedding band and then just letting them yellow together.

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