Post # 1
I have a platinum 3/4 eternity engagment ring. The bottom where there are no diamonds has some scratches on it. I went to a jeweler and they said that it would cost $50 for them to buff out the scratches.
What do you all do to clean your platinum rings? How do you avoid patina?
Ive been engaged for 6 months now and thought it was time for a professional cleaning/buffing
Any feedback is appreciated 🙂
Post # 2
I just don’t. 🙂 Its the bottom, it’s going to happen and to me not worth the effort to keep it looking like it just came out of the box. I did have it buffed once (free) at a jewelery store (Barmakian) since they offered while I was looking around. I drop in if I were near it if I had time to kill, but I wouldn’t pay for it every few months.
Post # 3
Mine is also in platinum with diamonds. To clean it I use boiling water and dishwash soap, let it soak for a while and then scrub it with an electric toothbrush. I usually repeat that a few times to be sure. Works wonders. I use the same method for all platinum/gold pieces with diamonds. Jewelry that I use daily gets cleaned at least twice a week.
For some of my vintage pieces with lower grade diamonds (clarity possibly less than SI) I let the water cool down a bit before putting them in to be sure there won’t be any damage from the hot water reacting with the inclusions.
For avoiding the patina there are cloths you can use to buff it at home. The most efficient way is to take it to your jeweler. I also love the shiny platina, but sadly it doesn’t stay that way for long. 50 dollars for buffing a platinum ring sounds quite much. Although it is a bigger job than buffing gold I think you could have it done at a lower cost.
Post # 4
My jeweler will clean/buff my ring for free anytime, but I only get it cleaned once or twice a year because it’s a pain to go downtown to the store. I bought some jewelry cleaner at Target that I use once very couple of months. I think it’s basically mild soap that you dip your ring into, then use the little brush that comes with it, then rinse and dry. Platinum will inevitably get some scratches over time – you can’t worry about it too much.