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#11 bumbles

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    Posted 13 February 2009 - 11:59 AM

    How long does the process take? Do I have to drop it off and then return a couple hours later? TIA!

    #12 boscobel

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      Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:02 PM

      Wow, I am surprised at how quickly all these rings need to be re-dipped. I have had my ring since December 2006, and it has never been re-dipped. I have had my wedding bands since May 2008, and they look fine too. And there is no difference between the three.

      Hmmmmm, wondering if I should get mine done and would they look better? Like maybe they look bad now and I don't even know it??

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        Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:06 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Fanny
        How long does the process take? Do I have to drop it off and then return a couple hours later? TIA!
        i drop mine off with a local jewler & pick it up in an hour or two. he is next to a mall, so I usually just shop until it's ready.

        i called around to find someone who can do it right then. some places will send it off to be done & it will take a few days.

        the price is usually $20-$30

        #14 drbrainfreeze

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          Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:13 PM

          I just called the jeweler who FI got the ring from...its $35. I have had the ring for about 2.5 years and have never gotten it done. My is just a bit dull and yellow on the underside so only I know its there. But I am going to get it done right before the wedding so when pics are taken it actually looks nice :-)

          But that jeweler is now about a 12 hour drive away so I might have to look around. My e-ring is also about 2 sizes too big...oops

          #15 drbrainfreeze

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            Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:14 PM

            Double post

            #16 Jacilynda

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              Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:47 PM

              I just had mine done while being resized. Although I don' have to pay anything for mine, its included in my lifetime warranty. I've had it for a year and only had it done once.

              #17 boscobel

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                Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:00 PM

                Did you notice a difference? I am wondering if I should get mine done now... When I bought my wedding bands last April, the jeweler said my ering was fine and didn't need any dipping. But now I wonder, since it's almost a year later...

                #18 ACDCDCAC

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                Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:01 PM

                the place we got my ring has free dipping for life, and they said not to do it more than once a year if you can help it because in order to re-dip it they first have to buff it up (almost like mini-sandblasting haha) to prepare the surface for the rhodium to stick to it. so if you do it too much, your band will actually wear down over time.

                we got my ring in october of 2007, i had it dipped right before the wedding in july 08, and have not had it done again yet. it was pretty yellow in comparison to my wedding band back last year, but now they both look the same next to each other. ill probably get it done every year using our anniversary as a reminder :)

                oh and it takes less than an hour at my place.




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