(Closed) Should I get my ring rhodium plated? Pic of my engagement ring inside!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Back then white gold was not rhodium dipped. Honestly I love unplated white gold! And you could always ask a jeweler to make your band in 18k unplated white gold to match. I think your mom is right, I wouldn’t mess with it! It’s a beautiful creamy white color. Maybe you could take it to a jeweler to have it polished.

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Also, plating won’t damage the ring but I’ve heard that rhodium is not easy to buff off a ring especially ones that have lots of detail, you could also lose some gold weight if you want it removed. Which in turn could make it brittle. I would definitely think it through before doing so.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Wow, beautiful!  Ive never seen unplated white gold and I love it. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

It’s a beautiful ring! I would chat to a jeweller about the rhodium plating.. I think it’s a wonderful idea & it will make the antique ring seem brand new for you.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Definitely prefer the unplated 18k white gold. I would say leave it undipped and as a PP stated, just ask a jeweler to create a wedding band for you in 18k WG that is also undipped 🙂 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I love it as-is!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I would be inclined to leave it as is because I just think it looks beautiful. There is so much glossy, rhodium plated white gold these days that it’s nice to see patina on a piece. I have had some older pieces from the 60s replated and they did come out great, but they had a more modern look to them to begin with. Your ring looks like it is Edwardian or Art Deco…those pieces seem suited to a softer color gold. I have never had anything damaged in anyway through the plating process. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I would plate it because unless my band was made to match it would drive me nuts  lol. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

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krissyl:  I guess because I have shitty eyes I don’t notice the difference.  Besides matching the color of the band, is there any other reason why you want to rhodium plate it?  While my white gold still looks white, it does show some wear, and I think it looks beautiful.

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