Post # 17
I’ve gotten these marks on mine as well! I tried a bunch of different things to clean it and nothing really worked until I tried a bit of Bar Keeper’s friend. Its a powered abrasive used to clean stainless steel but not hard enough to scratch the moissy, so not normally somehting I would use on jewelry. I wetted a q-tip and rubbed a very, very small amount of the Bar Keeper’s friend on the top of my moissy (avoiding the gold parts) for a few seconds, gave it a rinse, and haven’t had a problem with it since! I think that because of the chemical composition of moissy, it is just more prone to oily build-up.
Post # 19
I would be suspicious of that theory, since I can’t find anything on the internet about it, and moissy is supposed to be one of the better stones about not having dirt and oil stick, and when I read about oil stains on sapphires everything said that a good hard wipe will remove them. If this happened to be I’d take it to a jeweler who works with moissy for answers, since everything on message boards is speculation, and regurgitation of what is said on other sites.
Post # 20
UM this is totally new news to me regarding Moissys! Does this “phenomenon” occur with All moissys? Just the Untreated stones? Just the Treated stones?
Hmmmmmm no likey 🙁
Ive had my FB Moissanite solitaire for only about 4 months and it’s just as sparkly and beautiful as the day it first arrived! I clean it maybe 2-3x weekly with mild Dawn dishwashing soap/water solution.
🙁 now I’m paranoid my gorgeous stone is gonna get greasy poop stains!!! Ugh!
Post # 21
Lol! I’ve been examining my ring in every light since reading this thread and so far nothing, but I’ll probably check obsessively for the next few weeks.
Post # 22
You should probably be suspicious of all theories given to you by non-professionals based on assumptions and speculations. I’d say this covers about 90% of what is said on forums/boards. OP did contact the manufacturers of the stone, so I can only base my theory on her experiences. I’ve had my stone for over a year and I’ve had no problems with it what so ever, in fact, this is the first time I’ve even heard about it.
Post # 23
Apparently this “staining” has happened to other moissanite owners. Found the above thread-when I googled the problem. Hope it helps! Good luck!
Post # 24
i hadn’t come across that either, but if i do, i will be very glad to have seen this thread.
Post # 25
Someone posted in the thread they had the exact same thing happen with two rubies.
I haven’t noticed it on my moissanite in a year, I held it under scrutiny again after reading this but nope. Not seen anything on any of my gemstones.
Post # 26
It seems to meI was so glad I found this!
Post # 27
In response to those saying it might be my skin oil that keeps it that way i thought I should specify that when I’m cleaning the stone, without touching it, I still see the smudges after. So that makes me think that it’s not my skin oils doing it… Although i really don’tunderstand why I seem to have such a problem With it. I read that betterthandiamond post a while back and gave some of the solutions a try.
Oh and when I mean smudges it is much much less obvious than the stains in that post (although when I first noticed this problem it did look almost exactly like that).
Post # 28
OKay! So I just cleaned my stone using vinegar & baking soda (which I had seen somewhere recently-maybe on this thread..) & when I took the ring out, and rinsed & brushed it with a toothbrush; then I inspected it while still wet- it looked perfect(as far as I could tell).
Then I wiped it with a paper towel & immediately saw the usual tiny marks only on almost all the bezels & stars, but not the table (I hope I said that right). The marks are clear nowadays,never brown from what I can see.
hopefully that describes the issue & I’ve decided I need to be ok with it since its pretty minor these days
Post # 29
According to that thread, the adhesive might be harder to remove from the stone later on because heat from the jeweler’s torch (used for setting) might sort of “cure” it on to the stone. This helps explain why a lot of people needed stronger abrasive methods than the usual cleaning. It’s a quality control thing that Charles & Colvard should be more careful of when they send the stones out.
Post # 30
I’ve had this problem from time to time, was told by someone at C&C that chemical reactions can occur that cause the moissanite stone to “tarnish”. Silver polish (the thick liquid kind, not tarnex) will take it right off with a little bit of elbow grease. The main culprit for causing the “tarnishing” is anti-bacterial hand soap/dish washing liquid. Hope this helps!
Post # 31
I used toothpaste and alcohol mixture scrubbed it with a brush for about 10 minutes and it came right off