(Closed) Scratched ring :(

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do you use some sort of strong cleaning solution or have your nails done with your ring on? I’m thinking heavy duty cleaning liquids or acetone might do that? I don’t know though.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

What carat of gold is it? It sounds almost like you have a high carat (ie 18k +), and maybe exposed it to harsh cleaning solutions. High carat golds are much softer, since they are more pure, and wear a lot faster. Still though, I have an 18k yellow gold engagement ring that I have worn for a year. I have a couple small scratches, but nothing as bad as what you have described. I’d almost go to a different jeweler than you bought it from just to make sure there’s nothing fishy with the metal they made it out of.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think to have a little bit of “scuff” on the back is not uncommon…I have a few scratches on the back also…but it doesnt bother me at all…no one looks at the back of my ring!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Yeah this is common, I’d take it to the jeweler…they can redip it probably.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well, if you wear your rings a lot, yes, it’s going to get a “patina” shine to it from all the scuffing. Gold DOES scratch, you know? The bottom of my ring is very dull now. Some areas are very shiny. I could have it buffed by a jeweler and it wouldn’t be a problem. You could have scraped off the rhodium plating, too. It’s just plated, so if you scratch it, you’ll expose gold.

Honestly, the only thing you have to worry about with gold, chemical-wise, is nitrogen-based stuff (ie fertilizer–it reacts with the alloys in gold) and mercury compounds.

It’s just got a little love in it, that’s all =]

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@ejs4y8:  I just have to say that it’s so awesome that you know the nitrogen based chemicals and mercury are bad for gold….

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

LOL i have a new job at my company and my cubicle isn’t so secretive =]

@beekiss2, lol, well, i’m a materials engineer. I promsie I didn’t pull it outta my butt =-]

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well, people can still come up behind me–my back faces the aisle. So uh, if i was flipping back and forth all the time, it’d be bad =]

Thanks!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@ejs4y8:  I was in materials engr for awhile…I figured out I didn’t like applied chemistry as much I thought 🙂

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used to hate it in R&D, but now i work with missiles and other cool military stuff. I think WHAT i work with makes the difference. But i am a total chem nerd =P. No shame, no shame!!!! In fact, i’m excited to meet someone else who’s been there/done that =].

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