(Closed) White Gold Experiences??

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve only had my rings for two years (well, one of them two and one of them one), but I’ve seen my mom with a lot of different jewelry :). White gold wears just like regular gold. Higher karat gold will wear faster, lower will take longer. My mom just had my grandma’s set re-done, and it had worn incredibly thin. Her set, though, that she’s had for about 20 years, is totally fine. I think a lot of it depends what you’re doing with your rings (working in a factory vs. having a desk job).

As far as maintenance, get a protection plan so you can get them re-plated! Send them off once a year, and it’s all golden! (get it? ;))

Post # 4
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My e-ring is WG, as are many rings that I have owned for years, and I’ve never personally had an issue or needed to re-dip a piece.  It’s the same as yellow gold.  I’m currently wearing my nana’s ring as a RHR and that has been around for almost a century and looks good as new.  But I’ve heard as far as the yellowing of the WG, it depends on the exact alloy they use, as well as the specific chemistry of your skin. 

Post # 5
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My ering and wedding ring are platinum and I’m really happy we opted for that. For an anniversary gift a while back, I was given a nice WG ring (from a high-end store at that) but it was somewhat of an intricate design and an awkward bump with something caused some damage and I had to take it back in to get fixed. It’s been fixed but IMO it doesn’t look quite the same as before. My ering I’ve bumped into many things including car doors, cabinets, etc. and I haven’t had any issues. In fact, the place we got it from commented that it is in great condition. Was it really a huge price difference from the WG to the Platinum? Ours was about a $300-400 difference when we got my ering. I would also say that my WG ring got a lot of scratches on the band from daily wear (the bottom when the palm of the hand is) whereas my platinum one does not have that many scratches.

Post # 6
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My e-ring (and its matching wedding band) is 14k white gold. I have to take it in every 6 months for its warranty inspection, where they check the stones, prongs, clean it, and redip it, so I’ve never had it wear down to yellow.

Post # 7
4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I have had my rings for years and had them dipped under warrenty but they have never worn thin

Post # 8
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My rings are white gold, and I’ve been wearing them for almost two years.  I had them replated for our wedding, but I haven’t had it done since. I don’t even notice the wear or yellowing, and I’m certain no one else can either. But I should say that I like the color of white gold without rhodium, so it doesn’t bother me at all when it wears off. The only thing that I regret about getting white gold is that I have to be careful about bleach and chlorine, which will pit gold. 

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