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Future Mrs Bito
Dedicated August 2018

White gold turning yellow??

Future Mrs Bito, on August 7, 2017 at 12:24 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 20
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So I just noticed that my white gold ring has a small tinge mark of yellow on the band. I'm going to call the jeweler to make an appointment, but just wanted opinions. I did get it resized, so could that have caused the discoloration? Buuuuut I also tend to clean my ring once a week in one of those jewelry solutions, so maybe that's the cause? And how can I prevent it from happening again? The jeweler my fiance went to is a family jeweler I've been to for years. I feel awful!

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  • lilchameleon
    Expert April 2019
    lilchameleon ·
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    White gold is yellow gold with rhodium. Basically you just need it rhodium dipped. It's not discoloration. The rhodium is just rubbing off.

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  • Future Mrs Bito
    Dedicated August 2018
    Future Mrs Bito ·
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    Should I not clean it as often, or is this normal (does it happen overtime)?

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  • lilchameleon
    Expert April 2019
    lilchameleon ·
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    It's totally normal to see wear like that after like a year. Most people get them replated every 1-2 years. It's not very expensive. Like $40 tops if you have an intricate design.

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  • Future Mrs Bito
    Dedicated August 2018
    Future Mrs Bito ·
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    @redhead...eh, I didn't even know there was such a thing! lol. The jeweler we go to though is quite helpful -- when my mom or aunts see him, they usually bring jewelry they want fixed and he does it for a small fee.

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  • Harts&Bows
    VIP September 2017
    Harts&Bows ·
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    Totally normal and you just need it redipped

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  • T Marie
    Super October 2017
    T Marie ·
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    Yes u just need it dipped. I'll b getting mine dipped in about a week or 2, it's the first time since I got it in 2015. Also ask the jeweler about exactly how u should clean it as well as how often.

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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
    Mrsbdg ·
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    This is totally normal and doesn't have too much to do with how often you clean it, it has more to do with your body chemistry. I wear through rhodium like it's my job hence why I chose a rose gold ring.

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  • AnnieL
    VIP June 2017
    AnnieL ·
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    I have to get mine redipped every 6 months when I get it checked. I think it's the soap I use at work (a hospital). I am considering just wearing my band to work to prevent it from happening so fast. Although my band is also white gold and hasn't turned yet, so that's weird.

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  • Ivette&Trevor
    Super November 2017
    Ivette&Trevor ·
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    That's normal

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  • bobbileighba
    Expert June 2018
    bobbileighba ·
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    Completely normal. My first marriage I had a white gold ring and because I wear mine basically 24/7 it would need to redipped every 3-6 months, so this time I specifically request platinum to avoid that issue. We spent almost $250 having it redipped in 3 years and to me the cost of platinum was worth the money long term.

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  • Jeannette
    Expert September 2017
    Jeannette ·
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    I wear my ring all the time (washing hands, sleeping etc. Only take it off when showering) and so far since last April had it dipped once. Im doing it again soon for wedding.

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  • Maria
    Expert September 2017
    Maria ·
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    Like others have said, it's totally normal! I have a white-gold ring as well. My fiance got the life-care plan (or whatever the warranty is) so I actually can get mine re-dipped with no charge. I have twice so far and will get it re-dipped here soon in time for the wedding.

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  • D&G114
    Super January 2018
    D&G114 ·
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    Does anyone know anything about rings with two metals being dipped? My ring is white gold on the top but has rose gold filagree underneath. Can the white be dipped without affecting the rose gold?

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  • MrsVoegs17
    VIP September 2017
    MrsVoegs17 ·
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    Wow I'm really glad I saw this because I noticed the same thing and was worried that I was being too rough on my ring or that something stained it. I've had mine for almost a year now. Whew!!

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  • Taryn & Bill
    Super November 2016
    Taryn & Bill ·
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    My dad appraises jewelry for a living. He suggests using rubbing alcohol and a toothbrush for cleanings. It won't wear off the rhodium and will keep your diamonds sparkling! Make sure the toothbrush is soft, so that you don't bend a prong.

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  • SAK2SAH
    Super October 2017
    SAK2SAH ·
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    You're cleaning your ring too much with a solution. It will eat the rhodium. You can still clean your ring, but just clean it with warm water and maybe a very small drop of dish soap.the old saying is Diamonds sleep in a bubble bath.

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  • Jo
    WeddingWire Administrator May 2015
    Jo ·
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    It happens to mine as well, my ring reacts to my skin (fortunately not the other way around, at least) and turns yellow. It happens pretty fast for me, it differs from person to person, my mother literally has never taken her white gold ring off in 40 years of marriage and has never had to have hers redipped, but I need mine done like all the time. Wish I had known about this before!

    ETA reading comprehension

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  • andrea
    Super September 2017
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    I am getting mine redipped in a few weeks so it matched my wedding band. You can really see the difference when you put them next to each other

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  • Kelly
    Devoted March 2018
    Kelly ·
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    My jeweler told me it also depends on the persons skin chemistry. I'll have mine re-dipped the month before the wedding.

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  • Future Mrs Bito
    Dedicated August 2018
    Future Mrs Bito ·
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    @D&G114 -- good point! Mine also has rose gold (halo part) and the band is white gold.

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