Post # 1
It is platinum with round diamond all the way around.. I can tell that it does not look as shiny and brilliant as it did when I first got it. That was about 7 month ago.
What should I do? I take it for pro cleanings all the time … I soak it in vinegar … I’ve cleaned it with a solution … it is just not as shiny.
What is there to be done?
Post # 3
Someone bought me a sonic jewelry cleaner as an engagement gift. It works sooooo well. I saw them at JC Penney awhile ago. Look for a sonic wave one.
But here’s how you use it:
Get a tooth brush and wet it with hot water and brush your ring. Make sure to get underneath the diamond because that is where the gunk collects that dulls it.
In your ring cleaner, make the water HOT and put about a capful of mr. clean (bizarre I know. I was so afraid but it works and does NOT damage the ring in anyway. the person who taught me has a 7-8 carat TDW ring of very high color and clarity and does this nightly.)
Then use it for 480 seconds. Once it’s done, take it out and rinse it off. Get a q tip and dry it all around the ring.
IF you don’t have the jewlery cleaning machine, just brush the ring with a tooth brush and soak it in 2-3 cups of hot water with about a capfull of Mr. Clean. Then rinse it off and and q tip it.
Post # 4
send it to me….. 🙂
edit: ive been thinking about buying one of those sonic cleaners.. hmmmmm maybe i should buy it
Post # 5
my cousin’s jeweler suggested to her that she clean her ring with a toothbrush after letting it soak in…vodka! I thought it was such as weird suggestion but then tried it and my ring sparkled for days!
Post # 6
Maybe it needs to be re-dipped? I’m not sure if that’s case with platinum, but you can ask. = )
Post # 7
Hmmm I do have vodka in the freezer! =) No Mr. Clean or sonic cleaner … willhave to look into this.
Post # 8
A mixture of ammonia and water and let it sit overnight. The problem with lots of OTC cleaners is they are abrasive–eventually they are bad for the setting. This is what the BIL recommended and if I’m patient enough to leave it in a cup overnight, it comes out looking FAAANTASTIC. And i use a soft toothbrush if i get like, mustard underneath the setting. Dont ask. I like turkey sandwiches.