(Closed) "Baking" CZ rings! (My results!)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 63
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

mggBoyles:  

I can’t upload my picture for some reason. I baked my ring for 3 hours without water and it looks identical to my diamond ring set. I didn’t even use high quality CZ. 

My husband will save a lot buying me rings for our vow renewal. Instead of buying diamonds, he can purchase good cz rings and I can bake them. Thanks so much for this idea! 

Post # 64
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This  put it in sis so cool.  I bought a stand in ring from Berricle for my honeymoon. Well afterwards, it doesn’t look so hot. So I cook it at 350° in a cold cup of water…making sure that it warms up & down in the oven? How long do you bake it for? 

Post # 65
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Peanut-Sue:  

Make sure you use a toothbrush and dish soap to clean your ring before you bake it. I never used water but you can if you want. 

Put the pan with your ring into the cold oven and then turn the heat up to 350. Bake for three hours and turn off the oven to let it cool down with the ring inside. Take the pan out after the oven is completely cool. 

Post # 66
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Newbee

Glad I came across this thread. Just bought a cz from berricle to replace my lost engagement ring and was worried about the lack of color in the cz.

Post # 67
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 1994

This really works!  395 for 3 hours. Inside before and after and and outside after. Stone has more depth and sparkly color now! (Top two two are the afters, but you can probably tell!)

Post # 68
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

This is such a cool thread! I want to try this. Do the results last a long time, or is this a process that will have to be repeated frequently (as in the baking wears off)?

Post # 69
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Helper bee

I tried this for fun. I baked the 7mm CZ ring for 3 hours at 350 degrees.

Post # 70
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

I tried this as well but I’m not really sure I see a big difference in the stone. It was a very pretty stone to begin with so maybe that is why? what do you all think?

BEFORE

AFTER

Post # 71
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 1994

majorairhead:  majorairhead:  it looks warmer.  The baking adds warmth.  I baked my 3ct cz (above) for a 2nd 3 hours and it is amazing now,  probably a G color. And that cz giveaway of”windowing” is gone. Went froma ring I never wore to one I’m happy to wear!

Post # 72
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

MoissyManiac:  what  is  “windowing”?. I am pretty happy with my stone unfortunately it is gold plated and the Gold is a little too yellow for my liking looks kind of fake) but it’s still kind of neat as it is one of the earliest made cubic zirconia brands.

Post # 73
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 1994

Windowing is when you can look down through a side and look out the stone. .. like a window.  One old cz test was to see if you could read newsprint through the side. The baking seems to somehow deepen the facets so you can’t see through the stone. 

Photo of my baked twice stone. 

I baked some gold plated earrings and now the metal looks like rose gold.  Weird. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  MoissyManiac.
Post # 74
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

MoissyManiac:  Hmmm…. I think your CZ looks a little warmer and more realistic. I think mine is still fairly bright white- perhaps I should try again? did you use water in the dish or just leave it dry?

Post # 75
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

kind of funny when I was baking the ring my children came home from school and one of them saw the oven was on and ran to the others yelling “mom is baking something”! The oldest one then openned the oven, looked in and called out “nevermind it is just a ring.” Well that was awkward  trying to explain to three hungry children why instead of making cookies I was baking my ring! Of course I then felt obliged to make them cookies 🙂

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  majorairhead.

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