Post # 1
SO I was browsing through the Beehive and found a post about white gold redipping….needless to say I have never even heard of this! So I looked it up. I didn;t know that white gold yellows. If I did, we would have went with the platinum ring, because the only reason we got the white gold is because it was a couple hundred cheaper, but I am finding out it would have been a better investment and cheaper in the long run. Right? Or is there something about platinum I don’t know haha?
Anyway, I looked at my ring, the bottom part on the palm side of my hand, and I can see that it is yellowing a little. I got engaged at the end of December, so if it is already yellowing after exactly one month TOMORROW, how often am I going to need to get it redipped? And how much is it going to lighten my wallet? Does it happen in one day, or do they need to keep it over a couple days?
Post # 3
@shrubfish09: I think it depends on your skin? I have been wearing a white gold ring for 3.5 years and it is still as white as the day I got it! the amount of times you will have to get it re dipped depends on if you wear it all the time as well? Try to remember to take it off when you have a shower And wash the dishes and you meat not have to get it re-dipped as much!
Post # 4
Some places have a service you can purchase that you can have your ring dipped once or twice a year for a one time fee. Here we paid about 125$ for lifetime warrenty and dipping
Post # 5
It depends on the ring, your skin, etc. And how much the yellow bothers you mostly. My 18K white gold engagement ring I’ve worn for almost 2 years at this point, and the back of the band is pretty yellow, but thus far it is only the back,you can’t see it at all from the top. It doesn’t bother me at all like that, so I haven’t bother to get it re-dipped. If it creeped and you could see the yellow from the front, I’d get it done. My wedding band I’ve had almost 8 months and it hasn’t yellowed at all, but it’s only 14K so it may just happen slower.
I haven’t had it dipped yet, but I believe it’s about $50 a dip. How frequent you do it is up to you. I can’t see myself doing more than every few years, but others do it twice a year.
Post # 6
The place where my Darling Husband purchased the ring has a guarantee. I can have a it cleaned as many times as I would like. At that time, they redip it if needed… no charge. They take good care of it because they allow you to upgrade in the future and want it back in good shape. See what is covered where the ring was purchased.
Post # 7
Your white gold ring isn’t going to yellow so much that it look like a yellow gold ring. Really, the only time I’ve noticed mine yellowing in the almost four years that I’ve had it is when I compared my engagement ring (which I’d been wearing) to my wedding ring (which I hadn’t), right before we got married. I got them both dipped to match. We’ve been married a year and half, and while I’m sure they’ve yellowed a bit, I honestly can’t really tell because they match each other.
Our jeweler also offers a service plan that’s about $100 but it covers three years of service (repairs, redipping, etc).
The only bad thing is that it does take longer than a day for the re-dipping so you end up without your rings for a short period of time.
Post # 8
I have white gold and my jeweler redips it free of charge. I’ve had my e-ring for a year, and haven’t seen a difference in coloring. I went with white gold because it was $2,000 cheaper in my setting and also since I have sidestones (halfway around the band) it didn’t really matter what the metal was (to me) since half of it is covered in diamonds! If I had a plain solitaire, I probably would have opted for platinum.
Does your ring have sidestones?
Post # 9
my white gold ring does yellow but it may depend on where you got your ring. the jeweler that my engagement ring came from redips our ring for free. and it takes an hour per ring. so when I get my e-ring and wedding band dipped it takes 2 hours. =) good luck!
Post # 10
OMg i had never heard of this but i just checked the underside of mine and it is slightly yellow!
Post # 11
I looked over the warranty certificate, and it just says it will clean, polish, and inspect the jewelry…so I don’t know if that means redipping. It does say they will repair or replace the setting, and that if the jewelry needs any service, with the warranty it is free of charge. It is a local/regional business, and I have heard they are very good.
@MrsWBS: I does, but not all the way down. This is the best closeup picture I can take with my crappy phone camera.
Post # 12
@mrsalexander: I know! I never would have noticed, but when I read it I was like OMG!
Post # 13
I wouldn’t worry about it too much. I’ve been married 3.5 years and I can only really tell that mine is yellowing on the bottom when I compare it to other rings. I don’t want to deal with the hassle of redipping.
Post # 14
i didn’t redip mine until this past november and i’d had the ring for almost 3 years. i didn’t even realize how yellow it had become until i got it back. not that it was noticeable to other people- it didn’t turn into yellow gold or anything like that but i could tell the difference when i got it back. the wholesaler i got it from does this for free (along with cleaning and any repairs that might need to be done) so it was cost effective for us to go with white gold.
ETA- i wear my ring everyday and never take it off. that doesn’t seem to make a difference in how often i need to redip it. also, it only took a few hours for my jeweler to redip it. i had it back that day.
Post # 15
I have a white gold birthstone ring that I have worn everyday for the last 15 years and had never shown any discoloration at all.
Post # 16
@shrubfish09: It does say they will repair or replace the setting, and that if the jewelry needs any service, with the warranty it is free of charge.
i think if the warranty says they will do any service free of charge, then it should be free. redipping is considered service.