(Closed) Ring uhoh….. un-shine?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’d take the ring and pics back to the jeweler who resized it. Is it the same place u bought the ring? If it is, they should see what’s different. If not, the pics show. Can’t hurt to ask! Love your center stone btw!

Post # 4
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1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

They polished off the original texture when they cleaned it up after resizing. Can you send it to the person who you got it from and they can put the texture back on?

Post # 5
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5199 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I would be frustrated too if my own brushed rings came back like that!

Are you sure it is not just rhodium plated now? It looks really bright white and shiny. That would be covering up the subtle tree bark and giving it that high shine. They might have gone and done that because many places seem to automatically do it after doing work on white gold (much to my frustration for some rings!). When they resized it there may have been a “cut/soldering line” that they covered up with plating. Wearing it a lot and exposing it to lots of things or taking it to get polished OFF will remove it (but taking it to get polished off may cause issues too).  You might just want to wear it a lot and rub at it a lot and let time remove it.

If not actually plated and high polished, you can take a brillo/scratch pad (like those green ones you use for cleaning) and “scratch” it, but this may give it more of a brushed finish than your rings originally had, which seem to be more of a medium to low satin polish. You can do this with the rhodium too, but it may just end up looking like you have lots of scratches in the rhodium rather than taking it off. Better to have someone else take off rhodium.

But the tree bark design…it is hard to tell if it is not visible due to plating, the reflection of the polish or just polished off entirely. To get that back (assuming it is gone and just plated) I would send it back to Kate Szabone to see what she could do, maybe?

 

To me it really looks like they went and rhodium plated it though. I am 99% sure this is what they did!

Post # 7
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3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am so mad right now. I love your ring….. you don’t just take off the bark!

Post # 8
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190 posts
Blushing bee

I absolutely love your ring! But it does look way shinier.. : such a shame, hopefully you can get it taken care of though 🙂

Post # 10
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5199 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@globalmargaret:  Sort of depends on your body chemistry, the thickness of the plating and what it gets exposed too over time. It won’t wear evenly though which could be an issue!

You can try soaking it in jewelery cleaner for a day or two (or overnight a few nights). It tends to accelerate the wear of it. But it still won’t remove it.

You can try really fine sandpaper or the green scratch pad since the rings are satiny underneath anyway, but I cannot comfirm how well it will work and it would be a lot of work…rhodium is quite hard.

Otherwise, it is best to get a jeweler to polish it off, telling them you want it to remain satin finished after!

The good news is they did not polish out the design, though!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I don’t think it will wear the way you want it to since it wont wear in the little dents that create the texture. I would take it back for them to restore it since its their mistake. a fine grain sandpaper or steel wool would also work.

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