- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
So to start off, I profess to be a google junkie. Yes, it is my always reliable, go to resource for anything and everything…at least until today. So yesterday I noticed that my rainbow moonstone wedding ring was looking rather cloudy–and it’s only been 2 1/2 months. So after having read horror stories about taking a moonstone ring into jewelers and having it ruined in the cleaning process, I decide to put my own skills to use. In my albeit brief search, I read 2 solutions–to use a mild jewelry soak or dish soap and water. Being afraid of the jewelry soak, I opted for the dish soap and to no avail. My ring was still cloudy, and to add to it, I noticed something on the bottom of the stone that seemed to be stuck to it, making it look cracked (which after I settled down from my panicked state and consulted my MOH–she assured me was not). Whew…major relief #1.
But I am still looking for ways to get this mysterious object/piece of lint out from under my stone without taking it off. In the meantime, I’m also doing a little spring (well, so maybe summer) cleaning and as I’m throwing away 5 random old toothbrushes, it occurs to me that perhaps I should try to use one (gently of course). So I use it to clean underneath the stone (since the open setting underneath a moonstone is supposed to give it it’s characteristic look) and the final result…a beautiful ring that looks brand new again. My only problem is I can’t stop playing with it in the light or looking at it. So of course I come on here to share my story with any future bees struggling with the same problem.
So this is my non-professional, but worked for me opinion of an excellent way to clean a rainbow moonstone ring for those who opt for a nontraditional diamond.