(Closed) "unplating" white gold?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i don’t know if you can have it undone, but it does wear off… and it really doesn’t take that long. a few months.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

A jeweller can buff the rhodium plating off, and then polish it so that it shines. But it might not look 100% like the other ring you have, it might be more or less yellow depending on the alloy.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes, it can be done, and as another has said, it can be made super shiny. I personally prefer the look of pure white gold, as well. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@rosworms:  I get my ring replated every 6 months (it’s part of the warranty), but I’ve never noticed any yellowing.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@slcall:  yes you can. when I took  my rings in to get soldered together, she asked if I wanted to redip my rings while they were at it. she explained that when rings are heated up hot enough, all the plating comes right off. I said no, I like how my rings are just a tiny bit warm in color. 

so yes, it can be removed. 

anyway, just take it in and ask a jeweler for their advice. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have an unplated ring and it’s shiny.

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