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

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Post # 91
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

This thread inspired me! I baked a CZ ring on 400 for 3 hours on 2 separate occasions.

The 1.25ct round solitaire CZ ring is pictured next to my real diamond engagement ring for comparison (1ct, elongated cushion, F colour, SI1). 

 Do you think there is much of a difference?

Please excuse my red hands in before photo’s, I’d just had them in hot water.

 BEFORE AFTER

  BEFORE AFTER

Post # 92
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5547 posts
Bee Keeper

WTH is this madness ladies!!!  thank god for the bee.. CZ baking will commence this evening LOL I cannot wait to see what this turns into.  I’ll take before and after shots.

Post # 93
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Bee Keeper

ring in the oven.. im completely freaking out.. [just reading that.. sounds so stupid..who puts jewelry in the oven!! lol]

Post # 95
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

and hopefully you washed it first and were careful not to touch the stones after  as you can make fingerprints into them…

Post # 96
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Bee Keeper

yes and yes-it’s cooling now.. it will be there for a good long while..but I can’t wait to see it!

Post # 97
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Bee Keeper

I wish I had a better camera, there is very little difference in both rings.  But I can tell you two things, 1. I was scared ****less to put them in the oven lol and

2. there was a difference in clarity, of general light/whiteness and color.  They are still cooling downstairs, but i can’t wait to see them in the morning.

 

 

 

Post # 100
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Bee Keeper

vhenke1:  Oh that wasn’t my video LOL I guess I should edit that and tell people it’s just a random youtube I found today.

Post # 101
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I bought a bunch of CZ off eBay to try it with for a dollar each. If it goes well, OH gave me permission to buy a more expensive one to bake and use as a stand in. Yay!

Post # 102
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snpmarin:  You know, my bracelets turned out WAY whiter, but my pear lost some of the sparkle to warmth, not sure how I feel about that LOL.

Make sure you take before and afters please 🙂

Post # 103
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I would just like to write a quick follow up. 

1. I ruined the brightness and sparkle of the pear cut [it’s warmer now-killed my brightness buzz!]

2. I brightened and enhanced one of the tennis bracelets dramatically [no idea how it happened]

So my results were mixed.

Post # 104
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I gave this a try yesterday! I used a $25 sterling silver ring, baked for 1 hour 45 minutes at 380 degrees. I feel like in person, my ring looks much sparklier and less glassy/see-through. There’s not much of a difference in the pictures, though. (The green reflections are because I was in a room with bright green walls.)

Here is the before:

Ring Before

Here is the after:

Ring After

Post # 105
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enjoy:  I wish I could see the difference.  It’s the same problem I had with my pear. The colors were definitely differen but not when photos were taken post results.  Thanks for sharing!

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