Help!!! Self tanner on ring!!!

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 2
8673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

lbaxter :  Maybe try cleaning it with lemon juice, apparently that is good for getting self tan off?

Post # 3
380 posts
Helper bee

I would repeat the baking soda cleaning method over and over. You can also use Dawn detergent. 

Keep scrubbing! 

Post # 4
817 posts
Busy bee

Hot water and a squirt of Dawn dish detergent. Let it soak for a while. Repeat the baking soda/water scrub with a soft bristle toothbrush. 

Post # 5
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Hmmm I use self tan all the time and its never effected my diamond. I clean my diamond with either jewellry cleaner pot thing, or with window spray or sometimes in an ultrasonic cleaner.

I don’t think tan would have penetrated the diamond / effected the colour.

Post # 6
6446 posts
Bee Keeper

I didn’t even know it would stain!  I would try the baking soda method over and over again

Post # 8
2452 posts
Buzzing bee

I can’t imagine self tanner would ruin or stain a diamond.  Sounds like the jeweler didn’t do a very good job of cleaning it.  There may also still be some crusted on the setting and you might be seeing the reflection of that.

I’m a big of of hot soapy water and gentle scrubbing to clean my diamonds.  You could also ask a jeweler about steam-cleaning it, that might help loosen any remaining tanning spray.

Post # 9
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

lbaxter :  You can use acetone. In my shop we use acetone and it’s never effected a platinum ring. I would take a bottle cap and just fill it to cover the diamond and soak it for a minute then use an old tooth brush to scrub it off. Hopefully that helps

Post # 11
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

My HG is arm and hammer toothpaste with baking soda and soft toothbrush (electric toothbrush would be even better) and hot water. If that does not help I would try acetone or rubbing alcohol. 

Post # 13
100 posts
Blushing bee

Fake tan shouldn’t stain a diamond because the DHA really only reacts with skin. Are you sure it’s not the diamond that was slightly yellow before and you’re only noticing it now? 

Post # 14
100 posts
Blushing bee

Maybe there was extra dye in the tanner? Keep trying it should eventually come off!

Post # 15
2658 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Jeweller’s pickle, aka nitric acid, should remove it. Your jewlet should have tried that. If he did and that didn’t work then idk

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