(Closed) Do flaws become more noticable over time?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hmm…if anything, I think my rings quirks are less noticable! When I first got my ring, I stared at it all the time – the inclusions in my center stone where like flashing beacons to my eyes. Now I have to search to find them. Maybe there’s just a lot of buildup of gunk in your ring, and maybe the jeweler didn’t get it all? Or heck, maybe not all the cleaner was rinsed out?

Post # 4
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Any chance it’s white gold and needs to be dipped? That might brighten up the whole thing. 

Post # 5
1532 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I haven’t noticed that mine is showing any flaws or the colour is less white, but it certainly gets dirty. Emerald cut diamonds do tend to show dirt quite easily.

Every day I put a couple of drops of Dawn into warm water and gently scrub. Perhaps you could try this too.

Post # 6
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Why not take it back to the jewler and point out what you’ve noticed, ask them to clean it again and see if that helps.  Show them where to focus.  Also, I’ve heard steam cleaning is superior to soaking it, did they use the steam cleaner? If not can you go somewhere that does?

Post # 7
1608 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@RedHairing:  +1.  Also depending on how they cleaned it you might need a “deeper cleaning.”  My jeweler steamed my ring one time and it looked OK but then she sent it through the ultrasonic cleaner twice and it was like brand new. COMPLETELY different. this prompted me to buy an at-home ultrasonic cleaner, which I now use every morning while I drink my coffee.  It keeps it from getting gunked up!

Post # 10
6361 posts
Bee Keeper

Yes, this is normal.

The excitement, the overwhelm, the lack of familiarity with diamonds, and those tricky jeweler’s lights all contribute to making it very hard for couples to evaluate diamonds when shopping for engagement rings. Over time and experience the differences between them become clearer. People become more and more in touch with their own diamonds over time. You are far from alone.

I agree that you should get it cleaned again just in case, but it is normal to be overwhelmed by the sparkle at first, but get to know your diamond’s details later.

Post # 11
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

yeah, they may not have cleaned it well enough. I know with invisible settings you have to be careful when they put them in the ultrasonic cleaner…if they are in there too long the stones could come lose..have course, that could happen with ANY ring, but invisible set are more proned to that. when they cleaned it they may have been being cautious to that fact and didn’t clean it as well as it may have needed.   Try cleaning it again and see what happens…good luck!

Post # 12
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@mattsgirl813:  I would wonder if you have a clarity enhanced diamond n the treatment came out. Many times it is not disclosed although legally it is supposed to be.CE diamonds are apparently too common. 

Post # 14
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@mattsgirl813:  I dont think Jared wouldnt knowingly sell one.Rings get junk, soap scum, lotion on them very easily. I would clean it daily in jewelry cleaner, n love it for the billion year old one of a kind interesting unique gemstone it is. Diamond flaws r their birthmarks!

Post a photo if you can. I bet its lovely.

Post # 15
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

 You could try cleaning your rings at home.

I spray mine with rubbing alcohol (70%) then set it in a dish of water for about 5 min.  

I take it out and gently brush all over the bottom of the diamond, prongs, top, and setting with a baby toothbrush.

It always comes out sparkling and shiny.  Rubbing alcohol and baby toothbrush are inexpensive so could be worth a try.



Post # 16
263 posts
Helper bee

@mattsgirl813:  there are a lot of “recipes” for at home diamond cleaners. Hot water with vinegar or ammonia is a common one. I would soak it and scrub it with a baby tooth brush and see if that works. I wouldn’t think a diamond could turn dull, maybe look at your paperwork from Jared’s and see what the color are for the stones, as well as clarity. Do you have a picture you can upload?

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