Cleaning moissy and diamond ring

posted 6 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Following. I’ll be getting a moissanite and my band will be diamond

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Sorry to hear,  it’s a beautiful ring. I googled but couldn’t find an answer. I would think if the moissanite itself doesn’t get damaged in the process of removing its stain,  than neither should the diamonds. I would err on the side of caution though and try to keep it off of the diamonds and definitely off the metal.  It’s not an uncommon issue,  maybe some of the bees with moissanite staining will chime in, and/or  you may want to ask in other forums that focus on moissanite.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

hissoon :  Silver polish shouldn’t harm the diamonds. I am curious, what type/brand of moissanite do you have? 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

hissoon :  My moissy looks more sparkly and shiny everytime after I wash my hands but I haven’t noticed it looking particularly oily or cloudy at other times unless the stone gets direct skin contact and after that, the facet of the stone does seem a little smudged. As I mentioned, it goes back to normal after I wash my hands. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

hissoon :  weird! I’ve never heard of the F1 getting an oil slick, I know the older types like CC forever classic and forever brilliant tend to get it a lot. hopefully it was just a one off!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

Moissanite is supposed to attract less dirt and oil than diamonds so should actually require less cleaning. If you use hand sanitizer, hand creams, bar soaps and some foaming hand washes they will actually coat your stone (moissy, diamond, CZ or other gem) and cause a dulling effect. 

Fine jewellery that gets daily wear should be cleaned weekly in a solution of warm water, dish soap and vinegar. I have an ultrasonic cleaner so I use that solution in the ultrasonic and soak my pieces for a few minutes. I then use a baby toothbrush to gently scrub in between prongs. When dry, I finish up with a Sunshine cloth and enjoy the sparkly goodness 😀

You should be aware that gold has alloys (the lower the kt weight of gold the more alloy the piece contains) and these alloys are leached out when cleaning your jewellery. It doesn’t matter if you purchase professional jewellery cleaner which is actually a combo of water and cleaner. The more you expose your gold jewellery to water, the weaker it becomes so it’s important to bring the pieces into your jeweller semi-annually to have the prongs checked and, while there, they can have a spa day!

With respect to the silver polish – it’s fine on diamonds. The worry is the metal, particularly if you have gold. Hope this helps.

As for the oil slick – it’s a rainbowy, multi-coloured stain. I tried to find pics for you and came up with this:

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Do you have hard water Bee?  We do, very hard water.  I now blow dry my rings after cleaning, because otherwise, a super thin layer of minerals stays on the stone, which then attracts and catches stuff.

Once I got a loupe I was, well, a bit grossed out at how much stuff got on my stone in just one day.  I clean my rings every morning.  Sit them in a small shot glass type glass, with windex, dawn and water.  They soak while I shower and since I’m blow drying my hair in the winter anyway, I rinse them really well, scrub them too with a little tiny brush, and blow dry them.  They stay so much nicer this way.

I think of rings as dinner plates now, after seeing how much stuff gets on them in one day.  I would never not wash my dinner plate before using it again……..I feel that way now about my rings.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

……….forgot to add, my diamond rings get icky too not just my moissys.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

20sparklingyears :   Mrs.Bill :  I’ve rarely worn any jewelry and nothing on a daily basis so I didn’t even know rings had to be cleaned this often! I was planning on cleaning it maybe once a year but after the post by 20sparklingyears : , I have started cleaning mine on a daily basis too. However, I do a simple hot water + toothbrush cleaning and my ring looks super clean and sparkly! Thanks for the tips.

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