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#1 FutureMrsLewis

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    Posted 30 October 2008 - 05:30 PM

    I searched to see if this has been mentioned in a previous topic, but no luck, so I'm going to create one of my own :) As some of you may remember, I had quite a fuss with my pink topaz e-ring a while ago when I thought it had faded, only to find out that it needed to be re-plated with rhodium to make it all sparkly again (and it looked fabulous when I got it back, I must say ) Anyway, it's been a few months, and it's starting to look dull again. I have a lifetime warranty on the ring with the jewellery store where I bought it and I can get it re-sized and re-plated whenever I see fit. I'm just wondering, how often should I get my ring re-dipped? Is there such a thing as getting it done too often? I was thinking once a year, but it hasn't even been six months and it's beginning to dull again, so maybe once every six months? I have no idea

    #2 Maura

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    Posted 30 October 2008 - 05:32 PM

    i also have a white gold setting that needs to get dipped. my jeweler does it for free 3 times per year, he said any more than that is not good or even really necessary for the ring.

    #3 MomentsThatMatter

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      Posted 30 October 2008 - 05:58 PM

      I understood that White Gold was polished yellow gold?!?!?
      Maybe Im missing something here.
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        Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:05 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by MomentsThatMatter
        I understood that White Gold was polished yellow gold?!?!?
        Maybe Im missing something here.
        white gold is yellow gold mixed with another metal & dipped in rhodium.

        I haven't had mine dipped in about a year & it still shines. i do take it off when i shower. also chlorine is bad for it. a jeweler can also to a thinner or thicker coat. thicker lasts longer.

        #5 RedDiamond

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          Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:44 PM

          Our jeweler told us once a year is good.

          #6 FutureMrsLewis

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            Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:44 PM

            Three times a year sounds about right... So every four months, which is about how long it takes for the plating to wear off the one I have now :) Awesome! I thought I was just being crazy by wanting to do it more than once a year, I didn't want to take complete advantage of the free platings (even though they are free :P)

            #7 Jen_S

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              Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:24 PM

              We were told to get it done every 6 months.
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              #8 Hartyt509

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                Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:51 PM

                I've had my engagement ring 4 years and its never needed to be done - i got it in cancun lol

                But when I put my wedding ring next to it it has faded so i'll get it done before I go but i agree it depends on how thick they do it as to how long it lasts

                #9 lucy106

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                  Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:10 PM

                  Great topic, I jsut had mine done for the first time last week so it looks great for the wedding. Thanks for starting this thread now I have more info on it!

                  #10 FutureMrsLewis

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                    Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:14 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Hartyt509
                    I've had my engagement ring 4 years and its never needed to be done - i got it in cancun lol

                    But when I put my wedding ring next to it it has faded so i'll get it done before I go but i agree it depends on how thick they do it as to how long it lasts
                    That makes sense. If I had to do mine only once a year, it would be disgusting by the end of that year (kinda like it was when I got it re-done a few months ago, I had waited a year and a half before getting it re-done). So I think for those of you that are getting them done once a year, you must have a thicker coating than mine, because mine would NOT last that long before looking dull. So every 4-6 months, pretty much whenever it gets dull again, I'll be sending it back in :) Just wanted to make sure I wasn't being too crazy about it getting dull lol




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