Post # 1
(the marks are all scratches, I wiped my ering down with a soft cloth before taking the pic to not get the scratched confused with oils, etc)
I’ve had my beloved platinum e-ring for approx 1.5 years and we’re under two months away from the wedding! The sides of my ring seem like they’re pretty scratched up and are starting to get that “patina” look. I don’t mind it at all, buuuuuut I know there will be up close ring shots taken by our photographer.
Should I get the ring buffed before the wedding?
That being said, I can’t take it to the person who made my ring. Approximately how much will buffing cost?
Post # 2
I would! I brought my platinum ring in for a check up about a year in (it’s pave, so wanted to check prongs). He buffed and shined it, looked brand new. I plan to do it right before the wedding. It shouldn’t cost much at all, my guess would be $10-20. I had to pay for other things while I was there so I’m not sure how much he would charge just for the cleaning and shine.
Post # 3
I did! Really made it nice and sparkly. It was free because we took it to the jeweler we bought it from, I took it to a different place before after I scratched it on concrete and I think it was $10
Post # 4
I would. Honestly mine has never looked that scratched/patina’d though…
Post # 5
I would. Often a jewelry store will clean a ring for you and check prongs for free, but if you need the jeweler to buff out scratches it’ll cost you probably $15-25. Be sure you go to a store that has a jeweler on site, as many don’t – and they’ll have to send it out to a jeweler, which can take up to a week to get back.
Post # 6
Yeah I’m one of those people who goes hard on their ring, and it’s definitely showing!
Post # 7
I have a similar style ring in Platinum and mine was starting to look pretty grey. I popped into my local jeweller and they gave it a polish for free! It looked amazing afterwards like it was brand new 🙂
Post # 8
Have you thought of getting it rhodium dipped? I heard they do this to white gold to make it bright and shiny and when they do is to sterling silver makes the metal looks so white and also produces a coating to protect the metal