Post # 1
My ring just came back from the jewellers and it is sooo sparkly!! I have fallen utterly in love with it all over again 🙂 I also got the jewellers to twist the centre stone around in the setting slightly to hide an inclusion under a prong and now it is totally perfect 🙂
I took these before and after pics sitting in the same chair under the same lighting in the jewellers’ lobby – the difference is amazing! Makes me feel embarrassed about how grimy it must have been before lol…
And this was in bright sunlight the next day! 🙂
Post # 3
@Audrey2: Very nice! But you know you can clean is at home any time. Get a baby toothbrush and dishsoap. I even had a jeweler recommend it to me. Of course sonic cleanings every now and then are nice, but you don’t have to wait for that. 🙂
Post # 4
@jadlnc: Thanks yes, I clean it at home with washing up liquid every couple of weeks, but we’d just got back from holiday and I think my ring was all coated in suncream! I just started a course 5 mins from the jewellers so I thought hey, why not? Plus they polished the band for me and sorted the inclusion issue. It looks brand new again!
Post # 5
@Audrey2: For sure, it’s very sparkly. 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
It looks great – I need to get mine professionally cleaned and checked every few months or my insurance doesnt cover against losses. Im waiting till I get back to the US. I mourn the day it goes but love the day it comes back so i know exactly how you feel.
Post # 7
- Wedding: January 2014 - Lizard Island, Australia
Wow it looks amazing, I know what you mean about falling in love with your ring again sometimes. I bet you won’t stop starting at it, it’s beautiful!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@Audrey2: Aaahhh so shiny!
I splashed out and got myself a dip bath and a dazzle stick, and it STILL doesn’t look as shiny when I do it as it did when I got it cleaned professionally the first time!
Post # 9
Definitely looks like brand new bling!!!!
Post # 10
@Audrey2: It makes such a difference, doesn’t it?! It looks lovely!
I never get mine done professionally, as there’s nowhere local that does it on-site, so it involves going all the way into Hatton Garden >-( But, I clean it fairly frequently at home; usually once every 1-2 weeks, using a small amount of Fairy and a baby toothbrush. If it’s VERY grimey, I leave it to soak either in neat washing up liquid, or in gin (yup, gin!) for a few hours; it really gets rid of all the grime and brings it up a treat.
I’m also planning on investing in a sonic cleaner; you can get them for like £25 and for me it’d be well worth it as I have a lot of jewellery, and some of it isn’t suitable to be cleaned with a toothbrush (stones are soft and more prone to scratching).
Post # 11
Oh wow! Looks totally different! Makes we want to go out and get my ring cleaned!
Post # 12
@Audrey2: Ooh What a difference! Looks Great:) I just got mine back yesterday. We sent it out to have the prongs checked and cleaned. My husband texted me a pic and my comment was ooooh ahhhh LOL.
Post # 13
@leecy87: Yes I felt so weird without it but it was so worth it when I got it back again!
@MsKaren: Thanks, FI keeps laughing at me because I can’t take my eyes off it 🙂
@Birdi: Thanks!! I think FI might be getting me some kind of jewellery cleaner for Christmas 🙂 I usually use Fairy liquid or similar – never heard of gin before though! I’ve heard bicarbonate of soda works well too.
Post # 14
@Audrey2: I use the cleaner in the red container..from target/Walmart it works nicely but nothing like the jewelers clean. The dazzle stick works better but I remember a bee saying it coats the ring in a waxy substance therefore making it more prone to dirt. let me know if you find a great cleaner:)
Post # 15
So shiny! I clean mine at home as well but it always seems like the jeweler does a better job.
I actually just got mine cleaned yesterday as well. I have to admit that I sat at my desk and admired it in the sun light this morning for a bit.
Post # 16
WOW! That’s a big difference!!! Gorgeous!
I always LOVE how mine looks fresh from a pro cleaning. No matter how I try I can never make it as brand new looking as they can!!