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#31 Fivecents

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    Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:51 AM

    I had mine rhodium plated as well and he proposed in April 09 and when I brought it in to get it sized a few weeks later, they sent it to get plated and it hasn't been a year since and it would be due for another dip soon.

    The Jeweller told me it depends what you do with your hands, lotions, soapy water, anti-bacterial lotions....ect. and how often you do use those products.

    #32 **Kat**

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      Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:55 AM

      Does anyone know about how much it costs to get them dipped?

      #33 *Lo*

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        Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:59 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by BrideMichele
        Ummmm... my ring is Platinum and have I had it for 2 years. I have worn the inside of it as I am hard on my ring but it is still pure in color (the color has never changed and I have never had it 'dipped' in anything).

        Does anyone actually have a Platinum ring that needed to be dipped?
        I've had mine 2 years and it's platinum and looks about the same as it did when I got it but it does have a few scratches on the bottom. I've never heard of dipping it though. I clean it once a week and then it's as shiny as ever after I do that. I do take it off though a lot like when showering and if I am going swimming or something like that. I don't know if that makes a difference.

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          Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:01 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by butterfly4kathy2
          Does anyone know about how much it costs to get them dipped?
          This has already been answered a couple of times in this thread.

          #35 **Kat**

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            Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:29 PM

            Oh, duh! I guess I didn't see that. I think I need some more coffee or something! I will go back and look! Thanks!

            #36 chevy14

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              Posted 29 January 2010 - 12:50 PM

              I've had my white gold ring about a year now and I don't see any signs of yellowing yet...but I am amazed by how scuffed up it looks upon close inspection...

              #37 Jess3414

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                Posted 29 January 2010 - 03:25 PM

                I hadn't heard of this before but just looked down at my ring and noticed it's doing the same thing!! AHH!

                #38 bride2be31011

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                  Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:27 AM

                  I talked to my jeweler yesterday and they told me that it's good to get it redipped at least once a year.



                  #39 mochamakes3

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                    Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:58 AM

                    I think it really depends on what metals were mixed to make the "white" gold. FI's band is white gold and I hope we never have to dip it because it was purchased from a high quality jeweler. My rings are both platinum. I do notice that the bottom of my e-ring is a little scratched from wearing, but the top looks great. I have a lot of stones on mine, so maybe that's why it looks more white?



                    #40 82turtles

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                      Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:02 PM

                      Your ring looks more white because Platinum is a actual white metal.  Your FI's white gold band is a mixture of metals to give it a white-ish tone, but it's base is still gold and over time it will require re-plating in rhodium to give it back that white look.

                      Platinum rings do not require plating; however, with general wear, over time it will develop scratches and dings, but those are easily buffed out.

                       

                      Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

                      I think it really depends on what metals were mixed to make the "white" gold. FI's band is white gold and I hope we never have to dip it because it was purchased from a high quality jeweler. My rings are both platinum. I do notice that the bottom of my e-ring is a little scratched from wearing, but the top looks great. I have a lot of stones on mine, so maybe that's why it looks more white?








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