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#21 ldeavila

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    Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:56 PM

    My e-ring is platinum and I've had it for two years. When we purchased our wedding bands I decided I wanted white gold because it would have been slot more expensive to go platinum with that one as well. When I put both of them together, my e-ring looks dull against my wedding band b/c after time, platinum will lose it's shineness and become a little dull. The jeweler where we purchased our wb offered to buff it and plate in in rhodium so that they both are shiny and match. He explained that with platinum you can have it rebuffed may times because its a very durable metal. The rhodium is what gives it the "shiny" look. So they offered to do it for free. Make sure if you do this that you go with a reputable jeweler that knows what they are doing. Some places will only dip it in rhodium without buffing it first. If they do this, you will see scrathes very easily. Buffing and dipping in rhodium is usually around $90 or so. And they recommend that it gets done every three years or so, sooner if you are harsh on your rings and would like to keep them shiny. So, yes platinum rings are nice, but they also require a little maintenance to keep them looking great. Hope this helps!
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    #22 **Kat**

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      Posted 27 January 2010 - 04:39 PM

      We got my e ring and wedding band at 2 different stores. I noticed that my e ring was more gold (yellow) than my wedding band.. even thought they are both supposed to be white gold. I find it slightly annoying.. but I deal with it for now until our wedding when I get get them saudered together.

      Does anyone know how much it costs to get your ring dipped?

      #23 Ana


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      Posted 27 January 2010 - 04:49 PM

      3 months!?? that's so strange. My e-ring is 18k white gold and has never needed to be dipped, and I've had it for over 2 years now. It still looks new minus a few dings because I'm a tard and wear it to the gym :S

      #24 svetayasofiya

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        Posted 27 January 2010 - 04:53 PM

        This is so interesting I had no clue about 'dipping' lol. My e-ring is just over 1 1/2 yrs old and lately it's really turned too yellow for my liking. I have repeatedly polished it and buffed it to no avail (especially when I compare it to my new shiny wedding band). I will have to look into this 'dipping' before we leave in two weeks. I want a nice new shiny e-ring!!

        #25 carolina24

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          Posted 27 January 2010 - 07:05 PM

          dont know how much bc mine is included in insurance plan but i think someone else posted that its around $70 each time.

          #26 classadiva

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            Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:31 AM

            Originally Posted by vdaybride
            my ring is platinum and I have had it for 3 years and I never had to have it "dipped' in anything, I think your jeweler wanted to close the deal so he just told you that. I have never heard of platinum having to be dipped. He might have meant it needs to be buffed because over time it can look dull and loose its shine. I had mind buffed after 3 years and its all nice and shiny again. Platinum is chosen often because of its durability.

            Caroline24 at least the store is willing to do it for you for free. Can you imagine having to pay each time you had to have it dipped!?!
            I agree...I have never heard of a platinum ring that had to be dipped.....buffed...yes...but dipped...no. I have a 18K white gold ring and so far...so good...but from what I hear...expect to dip over the years.

            #27 vdaybride

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              Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:59 AM

              I guess you have to weigh the pros and the cons of both types of metal.. Platinum shine/buff every three years or re dip (possibly for a fee) every 3-4 months due to a yellow tint. I am sure even yellow or dull..they are beauties!! I found a GREAT cleaning product that gets your ring looking like new all shiny and sparlky within a matter of minutes!!! You may have heard of it is called razzle dazzle their website is Liquid Jewelry Cleaner Jewelry Polish | Razzle Dazzle Professional Cleaner they also a "magic cloth" that you can get, this rag is like an instant buffer for your rings.. it works Gooooood. For us platinum girls, you can have your ring shining all year round. It is safe on all metals. I LOVE my cloth and it lasts FOREVER...the dirtier it gets the better if buffs. I am serious.. Happy cleaning girlies!!
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              #28 KPEG

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                Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:32 AM

                mine is also 18k and so far it's still white gold...

                #29 purpleshells

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                  Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:40 AM

                  my engaged ring is over 2 yrs old and its white gold and there has been NO issue...did he buy it from a shopping mall store because often times they arent the best qualities....not as much as they make you think they are..my uncle is our jeweler thank god we do not need to worry......

                  #30 BrideMichele

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                    Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:21 AM

                    With Platinum, the dull look is called 'Satin'. Yes, you do have to have a platinum ring buffed for it to keep its shiny look.

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