Moissanite oil slick

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

Your ring is beautiful! Glad to hear the stain came off so easily.

Post # 3
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236 posts
Helper bee

What is the infamous oil slick, just for moissanite?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I bought a stone second hand too, and it had the stain. I used silver polish and it came right off for me too.  It was a Forever Brilliant.

Was your stone a FB?

Post # 8
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595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Works wonders!  👍🏻

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Peaceoutboyscout :  Wright’s is the ONLY thing I have found that it worked on my FB OEC. I’m so happy it worked on yours, too!! I do find that the stain reappears after a week or so.

Can you update us and let us know if yours comes back? Do you wash your hands with it on and wear it in the shower?

My theories are that my stain is either from hard water buildup or perhaps is due to surface oxidation of the SiC through a naturally occuring chemical reaction to maybe oxygen or nitrogen in the air. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

The Wright cleaners are fantastic. I’ve used them to polish up gold, silver, whatever. Have had good luck with the Weiman one too. (I’m not referring to cleaning moissy but am talking about the metal).

Post # 13
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380 posts
Helper bee

For people that get the stain, do you think it could be from tap water maybe? I clean mine with distilled water only, specifically because I saw somone mention they suspected hard water as the culprit. And I’ve never had a problem, so I wonder if that could be why, or maybe it’s just different people’s skin? It’s such a curious thing! I haven’t had my ring long of course, but so far so good.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

Good to know! I haven’t noticed the oil slick on my FB moissy, which I’ve been wearing practically 24/7 since April last year, but if I do see one develop, I know how to get rid of it now!

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Peaceoutboyscout :  Yeah, we have super hard water – but we just got a softener so maybe it will come back slowly? I honestly thing that’s the most likely culprit.

alessia :  See above 🙂 I definitely think it’s the hard water. I don’t take mine off to wash my hands, but I do take it off to shower and do dishes. 

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