Post # 1
This should be a quick thread.
For those of you that have had your white gold engagement ring redipped, what did your jeweler tell you is the process? I don’t want to get it redipped if they have to take out all the stones and re-set them, because the ring is Tacori and its all done by hand by their craftsmen. (I know, irrational, but hey.) I googled it and read a couple places that they don’t have to remove the stones at all – they ‘charge’ the metal on your ring, and then when they dip it the rodium only sticks to the gold, and not your stones. Is this accurate?
Thanks girls. <3
Post # 3
Yes that is accurate. The stones are not removed.
If you are in the US, it is possible that having the ring replated by someone other than Tacori could void your warranty, so check into that.
Post # 4
I’m not sure about the whole Tacori thing like the pp said, but I do know that I have had a ring redipped several times, and its a really quick process. Afterwards the ring will be brighter. I was getting mine dipped because I was allergic to the white gold (the nickle) and towards the end was getting it redipped more frequently. Unfortunately the allergy progessed and can no longer wear that ring constantly. They do not remove the stones. I think I dropped mine off and then picked it up the next day, but I’m sure you can even have it done in a few hours.
Post # 5
thanks! and that’s ok, we have a warranty through our jeweler as well, AND insurance, so that’s not the concern. plus the jeweler where i’m getting it redipped is an authorized Tacori retailer, so it’s all covered. ^.^
thanks for your advice, girls. i’ve had my ering for a year now (will be 16 months by the wedding), and i can tell a distinct difference between it and my new wedding band! glad they don’t have to take the stones out, that idea really freaked me out!
Post # 6
@TwoStatesBride: I thought it had to be sent to Tacori for their “spa treatment” aka re-dipping, etc. Did Tacori or the jeweler set your stone? I heard everything takes forever at Tacori! I’m a Tacori bee-in-waiting (engagement coming this summer!!) did you get the matching wedding band? Our jeweler said I should send my ering so they can match the band perfectly when it comes time order the band. Did you do this?
Post # 7
I have no idea, I guess when I take it to this jeweler they will tell me, but I’m not really willing to part with my ring for weeks to get it redipped so if they’ll dip it themselves I think I’d prefer that.
And no, I actually didn’t send my ring back to Tacori to get the wedding band. They took a code off my ring for the craftsman who made my ering and when the jeweler ordered my band the same person made my band that made my ring. That’s all I really cared about – it was another case of me being unwilling to part with my ring for weeks. 😉
Post # 8
thanks for your info!! Once mine is on my finger, I’m not going to want to part with it for weeks either!!! 🙂
Post # 9
My ring is Tacori and my jeweler replates it themselves for free, and it only takes an hour. I know Tacori set the stone when we ordered it because the jeweler explained the ordering process to us. My wedding band is not Tacori. Our jeweler is an authorized Tacori jeweler.
DH is a metallurgical engineer and although he has never worked with jewelry he said that he is pretty sure they do electroplating for the Rhodium plating, which means that the stones are not removed.
Post # 10
great! And yes, Tacori custom makes each ring and sets the center stone themselves. That’s what our jeweler told us – they had to send the stone we bought to them to be set in my ring. 🙂
Good to know I don’t have to send it off to Tacori for redipping, that would be ridiculous.