Post # 1
So, I took a good look at my e-ring, and it’s pretty dinged up from a year of wearing it. I’m a dog walker, so this is not a total surprise to me. My FI was super thoughtful when picking out my ring (I was totally surprised, we had NEVER looked at rings together) and picked a setting that had no prongs (I don’t even know what you call that) so it wouldn’t get caught on the leashes (this is my permanent dream job).
My wedding is in a week, my setting is 14K white gold and I *think* the stone is a 1/2 carat. Can I just have it professionally cleaned? I’m only worried about the close up ring photos and that it will look shoddy next to the shiny new wedding bands.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
Take it in for a cleaning and polishing, they will make it look super pretty 🙂
Post # 4
It’s amazing the difference cleaning a ring can make
Post # 5
I’d take it in, have it re-dipped (14k gold needs to be re-plated every now and then since the white coating comes off) and polished to make it shiny. It’ll look like new! I’d go quickly to see if they can rush it for your wedding.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I would take it in for a cleaning and if there’s time since it’s white gold you could see if they can give it a new rhodium plating. That would help a lot. Some places send out for this though so you might not have the time in which case a good cleaning should suffice.
Post # 7
@bahamutangel: Yup, just take it in! The setting with no prongs is probaby a bezel setting, mine is also bezel set. My ring was pretty dinged up too because it’s 18kt palladium white golds, so super soft, and I took it in right before the wedding and they were able to buff out all but one of the scratches.
Post # 8
@bahamutangel: yup, any jeweler can polish it and it will look good as new 🙂
Post # 9
I would just save money and clean it myself with some store bought cleaner. honestly i did that and my ring pics still look lovely. Didnt really matter there were only 3 close up shots
Post # 10
Thank you! We’ll see if I can do that this weekend. Hopefully I can just get away with a home cleaning.
Post # 11
@bahamutangel: a cleaning doesn’t fix the scratches. If you take it in, ask them to clean and polish it. It’s either free or a nominal cost, depending on the store.