- 5 years ago
Hello ladies with dirty or sheen infested Moissanites, this is for you!
(Ignore this is you are an experienced jewelry/moissanite wearer, as you will most likely already know this and be like “gads. how obvious”)
When I got my moissanite engagement ring on Christmas Eve last year I was over the moon in love with it. It was gorgeous, sparkly, clear and well, perfect.
But being the “non jewelry” no fuss kinda gal that I am I didn’t realize that this piece of jewelry was going to need some attention.
After a few weeks the brilliance was ebbing. I started to doubt my decision, was my ring a mistake? Do I just *remember* it being shiny? Have I just fallen out of love with it?
But make no mistake: after a few months my ring was a big mess. And I didnt know why.
At first I thought because it was in a bezel setting and had a rose cut which does make sparkling more of a challenge. I was starting to get ring envy over all of those impressive glittering prong set solitaires and amazing halo setting blingy babies and the paves settings, oh the paves. Boy are they gorgeous…
One day I noticed a strange rainbow like sheen on my moissy stone and I thought “holy Moses, now it’s broke” It was not only dark and cloudy looking after 4 months, now it was also obviously discolored!
But luckily I was rescued by the internet: my ring was dirty. Just down right begging to be cleaned. I had been “washing” my ring like I do other jewelry, under running water with a toothbrush, but for some folks this isn’t going to be enough.
I have very dry skin and hair and thus use a lot of hand cream and hair product. I dont take off my ring when I do this and all of this product (probably) was causing a strange dark and rainbowy surface on my ring. It won’t neccessarily wash away with just a toothbrush. (it was like “one” with the surface of the ring.)
After some internet research I used an old electric toothbrush and some liquid scouring cream (for the bathroom) and in about 3 minutes I removed most of the bild-up and that yuck-sheen-surface thing that was going on. I had to do it twice to get everything. i have heard of people using toothpaste, car polishing wax and some other stuff, but this is what worked for me, was totally cheap and easy and I had it on hand.
My ring is like new again!
Shiny, pretty and perfect again. No darkness, no cloudiness, no sheen, just the original brilliance and light.
(and I have a new hobby: I brush my ring with my old electric toothbrush and water about once a day and with the scouring liquid every two to three days. I know that moissanite is seriously hard stuff, second to diamand, but still I am a little neurotic and I don’t want to “overdo” it.)
So for any of you ladies who are like me who would have never thought to clean your moissy in depth,
Do it! Do it! Do it!
You will fall in love again!