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Re-dipping white gold?

Hello ladies, I have a question! Has anyone had their white gold ring re-dipped? I sent mine off to Zales to be re-dipped last Friday. Today I was reading on a brides.com forum about it and someone said that they have to take the diamonds out so she always checks for the certification number on her diamond before she signs for it. Then someone else commented and said they do not take the diamonds out. So which is it? Does anyone know? I am just curious. I would be so devastated if Zales kept my diamonds and replaced them with some crap. I'm pretty confident that that wouldn't happen but I'm a bit concerned.

Oh, and also our RSVPs are coming in! I love getting mail every day. It's funny though because people my mother was *certain* would never show up, no way, no how... are definitely coming. So the guest list number is going up. Fantastic. But whatever, they're paying for it and if our number goes more than 10 people above 125, they get to pay the extra $800 and I will not hear a word about it. Currently we're up to 68 people, with just 23 RSVPs back. Yay! Lol. Anyway, hope everyone's planning is going well!

Thanks for answering my question ladies! I felt pretty certain that the person who commented on that thread with that was wrong, but wanted to double check. Thanks!


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Feb. 5th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
The "dip" is actually electroplating, which attracts the rhodium to the metal and not the diamond. So they don't need to take diamonds out.
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
I had mine dipped, they didn't take the diamond out. Looked great.
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
They didn't take my diamonds out and it only took 15 minutes to do.
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
It's like a chemical reaction, & it only "sticks" to the metal. Same concept for Chroming something. Some places probably do take the diamonds out though. Maybe for cleaning or whatnot. :)
Feb. 5th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
They don't take the diamonds out.
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
I get mine dipped about every 2 months because i HATE when it starts turning. They do it at the jewelry store while I wait, its a small local owned but it doesnt hurt my diamond and I am confident they would never change the stone.

I am really leary about Zales though;but, im sure everythign will be fine
Feb. 5th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Starts turning...to what?
Feb. 6th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
There is no such thing as pure white gold. So whenever mine even gets the SLIGHTest yellow gold tint i get it dipped. I loathe yellow gold so i want no signs of it. Plus im a neat freak and ocd so i want my ring shiny and silver at all times 2 months is probably over kill but its the schedule im on
Feb. 5th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
i just recently had mine re-dipped, I don't believe they took my diamond out, as my sides one are in a channel setting. I love the look of it when it gets re-dipped, it is like getting my ring all over again for the first time, so shiny,no scratches and looks brand new!
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