Post # 1
Hi All, my hubby has been wearing his platinum brushed wedding band for 3 months now, and it is already all scratched up just from daily wear. I realize it would happen eventually, but didn’t think so soon. I have platinum jewelry cleaner (in the red jar) that I use on my diamond ring, and I used it on his, but it doesn’t seem to do anything about the scratches.
I’ve heard that you can get it re-polished – but his has that brushed/satin finish, it is not shiny, so not sure how that will work. And how often should it be done? Any advice?
Post # 3
I found this on a google search – anyone have any home remedies?
The scratches can be polished out with special rouges and buffers. Most Retailers do not carry this special equipment, not do they have qualified experts that know how to work with platinum. Once polished, platinum returns to its famous high patina shine. Because of the denseness of its molecules it shines brighter than any other precious metal.
Post # 4
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.
Post # 5
thanks for that detailed information – very helpful!
My husband does not seem to mind the scratches. I guess you are right, it adds to the “look”. I guess I just have to get used to it! haha