(Closed) White Gold Rings! Help!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i bought a white gold wedding band and was told to bring it in every 6 months for cleaning.  I know people who have had their white gold rings for years and years and it still looks fine and they dont do anything special to take care of it

Post # 4
293 posts
Helper bee

Hm. I don’t do anything special to take care of it, and I wear it every day. I take it off when I do dishes so that it won’t get banged up. My ring does not have rhodium plating so maybe that requires different care?

Post # 5
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just try to be careful with it and not bang it around. I also don’t wear it to bed (the rubbing on sheets wears down the metal and the prongs much faster), and put it on after my shower/makeup so that there aren’t chemicals on it routinely every day. Same goes for cleaning around the house, I don’t wear it for dishes or with any harsh cleaners. 

You can always get it rhodium dipped, too, to keep up the white gold shine. Some gals do this every 6months-year, but some never do. It’s a personal choice, generally.

Post # 6
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My rings are white gold and if I’m being totally honest, I have to admit I don’t take good care of them.  I wear them everyday and never take them off unless I’m doing something like kneading dough. 

I also clean them by occasionally letting them soak overnight in straight ammonia.  I know that sounds awful, but that is what my mom did with hers (also white gold) and she never had any problems with it. 

I know that white gold rings are supposed to eventually need redipped, but how often I think depends on a lot of factors.  I’ve had mine for a year and a half and they still look fine.

Post # 7
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m really rough with mine and they still look great.

Post # 8
568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I got a ring from my parents for my 16th birthday that is white gold.  I did absolutely nothing special with it for the past 11 years.  I have worn it everyday.  It could probably use a good cleaning but aside from that it still looks pretty good.  My e-ring is also white gold and they compare pretty well, all things considered.

Post # 9
4 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

@micahg: Hiya.  I own a jewelry store so Im speaking to you straight here.  White gold is a great metal.  It is actually harder than platinum and easier to maintain.  It is partial yellow though and then mixed with a white metal and finally dipped in a white metal when new so to keep it looking devine you should have a jeweler Rhodium plate your ring every 6 months – well worth the 40.00 to keep it looking new – they will also tighten the prongs on your diamonds so you never loose stones! 

Post # 11
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

White gold has to be rhodium plated ever so often depending on how dull it is.  It’s all preference on when to get it done, but I would if it looks dull.  I go in this month for my 6th month inspection and my ring looks good still so no need to get it dipped (rhodium plated).  I will get it done before I get married so that it’s shiny and new just like my wedidng band (once I figure out and buy one). 

I don’t shower or clean with it on…

You can take it in to the jeweler to get cleaned or you can clean it at home with an old soft toothbrush.  🙂 

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