(Closed) For fellow Moissy owners-brown smudge-marks solved!

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@housebee:  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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Sweetjennygirl:  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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@BuBuBubbles:  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 # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i hadn’t come across that either, but if i do, i will be very glad to have seen this thread.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
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Newbee

It seems to meI was so glad I found this!

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Wannabee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I used toothpaste and alcohol mixture scrubbed it with a brush for about 10 minutes and it came right off

 

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