(Closed) Tanzantie gone cloudy??

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1219 posts
Bumble bee

What did you clean it with?

Post # 3
2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Take it to a jeweler and have them steam it. 

Post # 4
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Are you able to get to the underside of it or is the setting in the way? I have to twist a q-tip to a point to be able to clean the back of my morganite necklace or else it looks like that. 

Have you tried a soak in water with a drop of dish soap?

Post # 5
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Tanzanite is a very soft stone. You should only be cleaning it with water and a mild dishwashing soap. Jewelry cleaner and an ultrasonic cleaner will ruin it and cause it to become cloudy.

Post # 8
4527 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, that cloudy look is coming from oils and residue up under the stone. It is in no way indicative that the stone is fake! I would take it to a jeweler for cleaning.

Post # 9
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Do you have hard water? My ruby ends up looking like that if I clean it with tap water. Try cleaning it with bottled water instead.

Post # 10
245 posts
Helper bee

i have a bezel set diamond and get a similar build up at the back sometimes. I usually just pop the plug in the sink and then hold my ring under water so the water is running into the back. This generally brings it right back to it’s usual shine.

Post # 11
458 posts
Helper bee

It might also be the Dove soap building up a residue – try soaking it in warm water and Dawn. Use a baby toothbrush with a bit more Dawn on it to scrub behind the stone. 

Post # 12
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My tanzanite went the exact same way. I can’t figure out how to get mine clean either – I’ve only used mild soap on mine but I can’t get under it

Post # 13
1099 posts
Bumble bee

From what I understand this is fairly common with tanzanites (so unfortunate since i LOOOOOOOOOVE them) and you really have to baby them. There’s a bee who’s name escapes me that had this happen to her tanzanite as well I hope she chimes in. It has something to do with tiny obviously not visible to the eye cracks the stone may have already had or gets from daily use, since it is so soft, that get water into them and make the cloud. I wanted a tanzanit ering soooo badly but the debate on if it’s suitable for daily wear or not kept turning me off. Please keep us updated.

Post # 14
673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Don’t worry– it probably just needs a good cleaning. My citrine promise ring looked just like this and once I cleaned it it was super sharp again. I would scrub it with the Diamond Dazzle Stick– it restores the surface and glosses over minor scratches. It makes gemstones glow. 

If you’re worried, though I would take it to a jeweler.

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