(Closed) Buff out scratches on Platinum Wedding rings?

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

No, you can’t do anything about it at home.  Plantinum is made to develop that scratched/pocked patina.  If you don’t like it, maybe you can trade in the ring for white gold?  Most people buy plantinum (and spend the big bucks for it) because they like that look – is it something you can get used to?  If you want to get the ring polished, a lot of jewelry stores can do it for you, but it only lasts a few weeks.  If the ring is brushed anyway and you just want it to look uniformly scratched, you can gently run it along a kitchen-scrubbing pad (like on the back of a sponge).  The great thing about metals in the rhodium family (plantinum, palladium, etc.) is that scratches, buffing, and pocks do not mean that the ring is losing metal or mass – it is just getting pushed around and can be reshaped if you will.  This is not the case with gold, which is why gold rings wear down over time, get thinner, and why white gold needs to be re-plated every few years.

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