Post # 1
So…I used a spray sunscreen a few weeks ago that apparently had self tanner in it, was my friends. I obviously would have never used it if I’d known that. I’m pretty careful with my ring. It’s a solitaire set in platinum with a gold band. I took it to the jeweler and they said it was very difficult to get off, they ended up using baking soda and water. It is much cleaner now but in certain light it looks yellow still. I’m afraid it’s ruined my diamond. Has anyone experienced this??? Or have another idea cleaning it?? I’m desperate!
Post # 2
lbaxter : Maybe try cleaning it with lemon juice, apparently that is good for getting self tan off?
Post # 3
I would repeat the baking soda cleaning method over and over. You can also use Dawn detergent.
Post # 4
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
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
I didn’t even know it would stain! I would try the baking soda method over and over again
Post # 7
Thank you everyone! I will try those ideas. I’m not sure what was in the tanning spray but my jeweler said he’s never seen something bond to a ring like that.
Post # 8
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
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 # 10
misslucy : I tried hot soapy water with a toothbrush multiple times, didn’t make any difference unfortunately:(
Post # 11
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 # 12
lbaxter : hydrogen peroxide bath?
Post # 13
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
Maybe there was extra dye in the tanner? Keep trying it should eventually come off!
Post # 15
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