Post # 1
I want to buy my wedding band from moissanite co but i worry about not having the lifetime resizing/rhodium plating that I would get from a jewelry store (in person). Do those of you who have gotten your rings online worry about rhodium plating? because it ends up being $40-60 each time to get replated. but stores like kay/zales/etc have lifetime warranties for $100 that allow plating as much as you like.
Post # 3
You really don’t need to have your ring re-plated very often. Some people go years without having to do it. Mine still looks the way it did when I got it, and that was 7 months ago! I wouldn’t let it affect your purchasing decision, that’s for sure.
Post # 4
I work for Rogers/samuels jewlers and we charge 50 for rhohdium, 75 for sizing up one size (45 per every next size). Sizing down is 45$ per size. If this gives you a idea of futre cost. Depemding on how often you need your ring dipped it can get pretty expensive.
Post # 5
On average how often do people come in to get them dipped? It’s good to have someone who works in the industry to ask 🙂
would you let it affect your decision making process .. online vs in store purchase?
Post # 6
it depends on al lot at how offten we have some people who come in once a year we have some people who come in every 6 months.
It depends on
1. what you do with your rings on. If you dont shower/ do dishes/swim wiith them on then usually you only need them dipped about once a year and that is if you want them to stay nice and pretty.
2. what do you do for a living will you be washing your hands a lot or getting your ring dirty. The more it is cleaned the sooner you will need it dipped
Really how often you have it dipped is up to you and how sparkly you want it to be. Some people will go years without having it dipped it will just get a gold tint to it.
I dont think it shoudl sway your decidion if you can say that you wont do some of the stuff I have stated above but only you know how yu tend to care for your jewlery.I think the thing you should be worried about more then rohdium is the other things that can happen to your ring that you will eventually have to have fixed things like
-sizing, like I mentioned one sizing is around 74$ to go up a size and these prices keep going up because of the price of gold
-stone replacement, having to replace a pave’ diamond a side diamond or lord forbid your center stone replaved can run you anywere from 80-4000 dollars. I know our store covers your center stone for a lifetime as long as you have it inspected every 6 months (which we do for free).
-trade in value, most stores have a trade in policy that if you bought it there they give you whta you paid for it toward a trade in or upgrade. You may be someone who in 10 years wants a bigger diamond or you might not but it is something to think about. You usually get less then half of what you paid for your ring on a outside trade with a company.
The warranty policys are pretty nice I know ours cover everythig (yes everything). No matter what you loose bend break as long as you have half or the peices to your ring(I’ve seen them come in in pieces) they usually fix or replace it. Really only you can decide what you want your investment to cost you in the long run.
sorry so long but hope it helped
Post # 7
I get mine dipped for 25 bucks. I plan on once a year, but I have another ring I only got dipped after 2 years. I could have easily waited longer.
Post # 8
asscherlover – where did you get it dipped
Post # 8
How good is the quality of jewelry at Samuels?
Post # 9
thanks for all the helpful info! Helped a lot.