- 6 years ago
Hello everybody! In about 2 weeks, on Christmas day, I will be proposing to my girlfriend of 2 and a half years. My question is regarding the engagement ring. The ring setting is made of platinum. Now I am of the understanding that platinum very quickly gets lots of fine scratches that give it a patina. And I am also aware that every 6 months to a year and a half I or my future fiancé (fingers crossed) can have it professionally re-polished to bring back its mirror shine.
However, upon examining my ring under bright light and the perfect angle (sad I know) I noticed a few very small very very fine scratches. I realize that probably within 30 minutes of my girlfriend wearing the ring she will do a lot more damage than is already done, however I can’t help but want it perfect for her, even for a moment. I guess I could take it to a jeweler and get it polished but they would probably laugh at me if they even saw the scratches, that’s how minor they are, and honestly if that is the only solution, I will just let my girlfriend have it polished professionally in 6 months when it is in a much worse condition.
My question is, can very very fine scratches be polished out of platinum at home? I found several microfiber cloths online that seem like they are meant for this purpose, but I also read how most jewelry stores don’t even have the proper equipment to polish platinum. Am I missing something? Do these cloths not remove scratches? Or just not large scratches that would need to be done professionally?
Here are the links to several products I found:
If these worked, then they would be good for the future as well when inevitable scratches begin to appear. Thank you for any advice you may have.