(Closed) So UPSET – My ring looks ugly now :(

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Maybe get it cleaned and dipped in white gold if it is white gold

I think that’s what they do when the jeweler dips it! 

I’ve had that done when I get my ring inspected 🙂

Post # 4
2810 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Did you do something specific to it or is it just wear and tear? How long have you had it?

Post # 5
9918 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Take it to your jeweler.  



Your nails are so long! How do you type??? lol.

Post # 6
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@alotlikelove:  What did you do to it to think you ruined it? If it is white gold it might just need to be replated. I’m not sure how long you have had it or not. My mom’s white gold ring doesn’t look shiny anymore for some reason too. 

Post # 7
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Get it redipped at a jewellers, I’ve had my white gold ring for 10 months and it definitely has some scratches and has lost its shine but it’s easily rectified. Plus I think it’s kind of nice that it looks worn and loved.

Post # 8
2903 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

How long have you had it?? I would be wondering if it is really WG too. WG can turn a yellow color but I have never seen it turn a rose color…I had some WG plated earrings do that though. (silver under the white gold)

Post # 9
2420 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

It probably needs redipped. White gold will need that sometimes.

Post # 11
1716 posts
Bumble bee

Have you picked up a polishing cloth? It looks tarnished to me.

Post # 12
34 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

I also have a wg gold ring. When I first got my ring jees it sparkled.  But because I wear it everyday all day it  “tarnished” to be honest at times looked fake, however our jeweller gave FI a lifetime ring warranty so every year I get the ring dipped.  Just got it back for our wedding in 3 weeks and once again looks amazing.  The jeweller did say that WG will need to be “dipped” every year if I continue to wear it daily.  Small price to wear a ring I ADORE.  Your ring will be brand new again in no time. (by re-dipping gets that brand new look and takes away the scratches)

Post # 13
2903 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Yeah I think taking it to a jeweler is your best option, they can tell you more…and really eaither way they can redip it. In my area redipping is $40-60

Post # 14
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Wow I can’t believe it’s that bad after only 2 months! I would definitely take it to the jeweler

Post # 15
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I don’t think it’s ruined!  All jewelry loses it shine if it’s worn all the time, between body oils, products…etc.  It’s normal!  I can’t tell if it’s just lost it’s shine though or if its tarnished?  If it’s tarnished, it may not be pure gold.  Can you find out from your FI what metal/alloys it is?  Also, WG yellows and changes depending on your body chemistry.  My rings yellow very fast on me, so I don’t wear them when cleaning or applying products..etc.  It varies from person to person.  If you’re worried, a quick trip to the jeweler will sort it out.

Post # 16
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I never take mine off, so the bottom of the band gets scratched and dulled pretty good. I just have it buffed and redipped every 6 months, it costs $35.00 where I am and I drop it off in the morning and pick itup that night. All gold scratches and dulls, it just isnt as noticable with yellow but its there.

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