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#1 Copita

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    Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:50 AM

    This may sound like a silly question but please help me out here....

    When you guys got married, and swam in the pools at your hotels/resorts, did you keep your rings on or take them off? I read somewhere that the chlorine will damage the gold? (In my case, mine is white gold). Does it also ruin the diamonds?

    Is there any truth to this?

    Please advise.

    Thanks in advance!

    #2 happygilmore

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      Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:51 AM

      I heard that as well!

      #3 Alyssa

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        Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:57 AM

        really? hhmmm, i never heard that - if anything i thought it would make it all clean and shiny LOL

        #4 Jessica

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          Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:03 AM

          You know, I heard that too, but left my engagement ring on. I did notice after a few days that my ring (which was white gold) became a little discolored in one spot, so I stopped wearing it in the pool. Not sure if it was the chlorine, but considering it was fine until I started wearing it in the pool, I vowed never to wear them in the pool again!

          #5 Kryztan

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            Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:19 AM

            Its usually on cheap metal!!!!! One of my friends works at a jewelry store and she said that real gold is fine!

            #6 shannon

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              Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:15 AM

              I had mine in the pools and the ocean- and didn't see anything difference in the rings......

              #7 chicklet

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                Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:27 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by cmmdee
                This may sound like a silly question but please help me out here....

                When you guys got married, and swam in the pools at your hotels/resorts, did you keep your rings on or take them off? I read somewhere that the chlorine will damage the gold? (In my case, mine is white gold). Does it also ruin the diamonds?

                Is there any truth to this?

                Please advise.

                Thanks in advance!
                I own a pool and swim with my ring on all the time. I don't think you would need to worry.

                #8 TATrisha

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                Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:41 AM

                I have a white gold ring and it had no effect on it at all... and I wear it all the time!

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                #9 catandcleo

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                  Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:41 AM

                  I found this on-line (so take it with a grain of salt)...

                  One household chemical is damaging to white gold and that is chlorine. Chlorine can make the metal brittle in some cases. So, when wearing your ring, avoid pools, bleaches and similar situation where chlorine might get on the ring for a period of time.


                  Chlorine should not affect "pure" metals such as platinum. Not sure about yellow gold, but i imagine it is not the gold itself that is affected by the chlorine, but the other metal added to create WHITE gold (either nickel or palladium, usually with a rhodium plating)...


                  As for the diamonds, all i found on them was that the setting (again, the metal) could be damaged by the chlorine and you could lose your stone!

                  I would think though that the chemical concentration would have to be pretty extreme to cause any severe damage - and you wouldn't even be in the water if it was that bad! Also, a lot of hot tubs and pools now use alternate chemicals to chlorine (i think bromine is one) because of chlorine sensitivities...

                  so i guess i would be careful - but not too paranoid. If your ring comes into contact with chlorine, make sure you give it a good rinse, just in case...

                  #10 dragonfly

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                    Posted 02 June 2008 - 04:34 PM

                    I wore my rings all the time and no damage done, but my diamonds sure did sparkle:)




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