(Closed) What kind of jewelery cleaner do you use on your platinum diamond e-rings?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I use a Diamond Dazzle Stik.  It does a good job, especially if you have pave and sidestones.  I even use it on my cz and silver jewelry, and it cleans really well.  The only thing I don’t think you can use it on is pearl.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I also have a diamond dazzle stick that I use. But I also simply mix together some warm water and dishsoap in a little bowl and then dip a toothbrush in that and scrub and rinse my e-ring. Both are great at getting under the center stone and making the ring super sparkly!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Dazzle stick is just bottled jewelery cleaner, mixed with either ammonia or alcohol, sold at a higher price. It is not anything special that is “better” for your diamond than anything else.

A little bit of dawn dishwashing soap and a soft toothbrush — bam. Cheap and clean.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Know what’s fun (and cheap for jewelry cleaning)?  

Denture cleaning tablets.  Just fill a juice glass with water, add your ring and a denture tablet and it does a good job cleaning.  Sometimes I get out my sonic cleaner and throw in my jewelry and a couple tabs, and let the show begin!

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

But none of those over the counter (ha) jewelry cleaners will shine up the platinum, right? They’re just for the stones? My platinum is dull and I am unsure if that CAN be improved without getting it professionally polished…

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I use the Connoisseur’s cleaner, the regular rather the ammonia-free. Use the ammonia-free on gold though.

@wrkbrk:  Platinum is a soft metal so it accumulates a lot of small scratches that create a patina. Some people love platinum with a patina and never polish it, but some don’t. I find cleaning mine reduces the look of the patina somewhat – it still looks soft and velvety, but not dark, but the only thing that will get rid of it is getting it polished.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My diamonds are set in platinum.  The jeweler said Dawn dish detergent and a baby toothbrush works as well as anything.  I must say, my rings sparkle like crazy after I clean them.  🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@distracts:  Right, that makes sense. But you think it is possible to shine it up a little by cleaning the metal at home?

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Another vote for Dawn – went into my local jeweler recently for a watch resizing and he tutted over my ring and cleaned it for free while I waited 🙂

All he did in the store was use Dawn and a toothbrush – if I’d wanted a full clean he could have used the industrial machine but the ring looks amazing after just a few minutes with the dish soap 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Agree with others about platinum dulling and scratching easily – only the jeweler can fix that.  I’ve heard of people just rhodium plating their platinum to cover the dull scratches, but don’t know how effective this is.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@abirdword:  Rhodium plating is only a few microns thin, so it will not fill the scratches. Your ring must be completely polished and smooth before plating.

 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Did your ring come with cleaner? I use the jar of jewelry cleaner that Fiance got from the jeweler when he bought the ring.

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