Post # 1
When Fiance and I purchased our wedding bands, I noticed that there was a definite color difference between my engagement ring and wedding band. I will have had the engagement ring for 22 months by the time we get married. I was thinking about getting it re-dipped so when I wear it with my wedding band, the colors will look similar. We purchased the e-ring setting from Shane Co., but we received the diamond from my mom. How long does it take for a ring to be re-dipped? Also, how much does it cost? Should I get it re-dipped before our wedding?
Post # 3
Mine took a week and cost fifty dollars. There is a big color difference!
Post # 4
Mine took about 3 weeks and it was a huge color difference! Mine was almost all yellowish (I’d had it for 2 years by then) by the time I took it in for re-dipping. It didn’t cost me a thing for it, but I had insurance with Zales that covers re-dipping every 6 months.
I have a ‘decoy’ ring for use while it’s being redipped.
Post # 5
@keepsmiling19: I also got my ring from Shane Co, and it does look a bit different. As far as I understand, as long as you have checked in with them periodically (get it cleaned like every six monthsish, maybe a year), then you are under the free lifetime warrenty. This means that they do everything, replace stones, etc, AND redip for free. I am planning on getting mine redipped before my wedding too, my Engagement Ring has some scratches on it and I want them to match too 🙂
Post # 6
Mine took a day and cost $35. I got it done a couple weeks before the wedding since my e-ring was much yellower than my band. And I also had a fill-in ring I wore that day. I also wore in on the honeymoon while swimming and such.
Post # 7
My dipping and resizing is taking a week and it’s all free for me since I paid a $30 one time fee when I bought my band 😀 from Ben Moss. They told me you should get a ring dipped once a year, but I’ve only been wearing my band for a month or two.
Post # 8
I haven’t had my e-ring redipped but my husband purchased yellow gold diamond earrings as my wedding gift. I’m not a big fan of yellow gold so I had them redipped. It took about 30 seconds and cost around $30. The jeweler literally just dips it in the liquid. You may want to go to a mom and pop jeweler if you want a fast turn around. Good luck!
Post # 9
My fiance got my rings at Shane Co. and my engagement ring stone is a family heirloom they put in their setting. My rings are white gold. I won’t get my wedding ring till November. They suggested I get my engagement ring dipped once in June and then before the wedding when I take that band in in to be sized, they will redip them both so they’re both shiny. And since we got the rings there, it’s free! With sizing, that process took 2 days for me. Just for a dip they told me they can do it in one day.
Post # 10
I got mine redipped the week before our wedding at their suggestion so the rings would match. We got mine a local shop not a chain so it was free and it was done within minutes.