Weird color on my moissy… Anyone else have this?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have read about this happening on the betterthandiamond forum..and to my understanding it wont come off..so if your moissy is under warranty id get it replaced..you should check the btd forums to see what causes it.

Post # 5
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1177 posts
Bumble bee

TrueLove407:  I have heard several theories. 

A. Adhesive residue left on it that the setter used to hold the stone during setting and once off will remain gone. 

B. Hard water stains. Also moisturizer build up etc. 

Getting it off…Buy some silver polish paste from a local store. Use a soft cloth and the polish to remove. This worked for me. Or buy a sunshine cloth Online. This is what is recommended online. I have used both methods. It’s not permanent. Good luck 😉

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My moissy has gotten this as well. Every 6 months or so, I take a tiny amount of Bar keepers friend on a damp q tip and gently buff the surface of the stone, avoiding the gold. The bar keepers friend is abrasive enough to take the film off but not enough to scratch the stone (I still try to only use the minimum amount of bu ffing though). I am pretty sure the film is a passivation layer of silicon dioxide that forms over time when the silicon carbide surface (the material moissanite is made from) it’s exposed to air. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

that has happened to mine and I used a jewelry cleaning brush with toothpaste and rubbing alcohol and scrubbed it for about 10mins and its gone now!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

yes I mixed them I just took like a kids medicine cup and put maybe a 1/2 tsp. Of the alcohol and squeezed some toothpaste into it and mixed it around even toothpaste alone will work as long as its an all white paste. Didn’t scratch or ruin the stone at all just every so often I would rinse it to see the prgress. Its just like a left over adhesive residue.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

did you mix alcohol with it? I had to do it more then once to get it completley gone and you have to scrub it for a long time. Sorry it didn’t work for you, good luck with the jeweler:)

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

TrueLove407:  I have that on mine, but it doesn’t bother me.  I read a thread in the last year about a bee who got it off, but I can’t remember what she used.  You do not need to replace your ring as the first reply said!!

Post # 15
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Wannabee

If you purchased from a local jeweler, just have him/her polish the top of the stone with a soft polishing wheel.  It won’t damage the stone (as the stone is much harder) but it will take the stain right off. 

Or others have found silver cleaner effective or Sunshine polishing cloths:

http://www.sunshinepolishingcloth.com/

The stain is a reaction to some type of cosmetics that the stone has come in contact with.  The stain is external (nothing has happened to the inside of the Moissanite).  Therefore it is 100% reversible.  You just need something that is a little more abrasive than toothpaste to get it off. 

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