(Closed) Redipping Ring

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1677 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Miss Joker:  I might be in the minority… but I never get my ring redipped. When i had it sized down, they said the would redip it for free but I didnt let them. The ring really warms up and has a very subtle buttery glow. I just love it!

Post # 5
9168 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Miss Joker:  i’ve had my e-ring for a year and a half and had it redipped 2x.  Once at like 6 months and once right before the wedding (around a year of having it).  The store I bought my ring at does it for free, so not sure on cost. 

Post # 6
1677 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Miss Joker:  If you want to keep the glow, you can have the scratches polished off (very easy and cheap) but depending on the look of your ring, you may want that bright white (fresh redipped) shine!

Post # 7
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

@sheepandbear:  can you post a pic? I would love to see how it looks without being redipped!

Post # 8
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I get mine dipped at the jeweler where I purchased it.

I believe it costs about $30.

Yep, you can just walk right in. I recommend NOT going to a large chain jewelry store- go somewhere with a jeweler on-site. 

Big chain jewelry stores rarely do ANY of their work in-store. They ship it off to the jeweler they work with. This can mean waiting anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to get your ring back.

The store where my ring was purchased has a jeweler on-site to service customers. If you take your ring somewhere where an actual jeweler works in-store, you’ll wait a few days tops. I’ve picked mine up as soon as a few hours after I dropped it off before. (AND then I don’t have to worry about my ring being shipped! I know the chances of losing a package like that are slim, but no way I even wanna think about chancing it!)

How often depends on your body chemistry/personal preference. I generally get my white gold rings redipped every 2-3 years, which is when they start getting a bit yellowy-looking on the underside of the ring. I’ve been told that some womens’ rings begin to yellow as soon as 6 months later, but I have yet to have this happen to me personally.

Post # 9
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

-where do you go to get yours dipped? Major jewelry stores? Most jewelry stores will do it, pick a reputable one that you feel comfortable with As you may have to leave it. my jeweler can usually get it done in one day if you drop it off as soon as they open and they are not busy.

-how much does it cost? My ring is yellow gold and I did not want a new setting so it is dipped. It’s about $35.  My sisters WG ring is about $25-30 to dip

-do I just walk in and say “hi, I would like my ring redipped”? Yes.

-how often? (Mine is very much overdue)  My sister does her WG ring about every 18 months, my yellow gold may show through faster and the jeweler said to expect about once a year.  It’s also preference, if you like the way it looks without it you can do it less often. If you don’t, you may do it more often.  

Post # 10
1677 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@alreadyawife:  Its a bad pic, but oh well. The warmth is kind of hard to see unless you look closely or compare it to another fresh white gold ring. I really like it though 🙂


Post # 15
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i went to a local jeweler when i had it done. it needed resizing, so they dipped it at the same time. just find a good jeweler (local, not chain), walk in and ask if they do rhodium dipping.

as for how often, i’ve had my ring for almost a year and a half, and i’ve had it redipped once. i’ll probably have it done again right before the wedding, just so it matches my band.

Post # 16
5486 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I go to the place we got my ring. I get it redipped once a year, although I’d do it much more, but they say not to. They just started charging me…costs about $35 and it only takes minutes. 

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