Calling the Bees with Platinum E-rings!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@wrkbrk:  that’s a good question! I was just thinking about that this morning, how it’d be nice to polish my ring at home. Hopefully someone around here has an answer!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@wrkbrk:  I’m wondering about this too! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@wrkbrk:  About once a week I let my ring sit in a mix of dish soap and water. After I take it out, I buff it with a soft cloth and it seems to get pretty shiny again.

This is really common so I’m sure you’ve tried it before. Can you ask the jeweler you take your ring too for tips?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Hmm. Never thought about polishing it at home. I don’t think there is a way because that’d be pretty hard wouldn’t it? You’d literally have to buff the platinum back into it’s scratches. I have diamonds along the shown part of my band so I’m not worried about it but the bottom is pretty patina’d.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I usually first wash it with dawn dish soap, windex, and a soft child’s toothbrush.  After the ring is dry, I use the special cloth my eye doctor gave me for my glasses to buff/polish my E-ring.  Even after having my ring for over a year, the platinum band is still super shiney like the first day I got it.  So far, I don’t have a patina sheen on my platinum band.  I’m not exactly sure what has preserved the shiny bright look of the platinum metal, but polishing it with the soft cloth really helps.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

yes, you can get a polishing cloth.  It will help keep patina away.  Blig scratches will still need to be polsished out, but a polishing cloth will keep it really shiny.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Just posting so I don’t lose this thread! 🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’ve only had my plat e-ring just over two months now. I never ever take it off, except while putting lotion on my hands. I got a low profile plat bezel solitaire because we are outdoors all the time and I am HARD on my ring…it has a lot of wear/scratches already, which I knew it would. I like the patina of older platinum rings, but the initial scratches after it’s brand new and shiny are so noticeable and I would still like it to look pretty new for now, especially since it will have a new band beside it soon. 

 

So, yesterday, I bought a NEW nail file with the super smooth buffing/polishing sides and gave it a go… ***starting with the bottom/underside of ring to be sure I didn’t cause any damage*** …and WOW, did it ever buff out the scratches and polish it right back to new again. I only used the 2 smoothest edges of the file, smooth & shine, going at a diagonal and then again in the opposite diagonal. My platinum e-ring has a beautiful soft glow again, I’m so happy because I did not want to have to send it out for professional polishing!

 

If you decide to try this yourself. first, make sure you use a brand NEW file (not one you have been using on your nails or any other metal, as the existing remmants/scratches on the file could potentially scratch your platinum…also make sure you get the file that has the smooth shine/polishing edges. Second, I recommend you try the bottom/underside of your ring first, to determine if you like the result and want to continue on the top of the ring. That’s what I did.

It did not remove all of my scratches, but to the naked eye, it turned out pretty darn good!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Speara:  thanks for this suggestion! I have a nail fancy nail buffer and had some extra (unused) strips for the super smooth shiny buffing side, so I used one on my ring and it was like magic! Patina is gone!

@wrkbrk:  this is a magic fix! try it!

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