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SwanSong

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Hi folks, just wanted to get an idea of what you ladies or memeber''s wives use to clean your setting and diamonds. My fiance would like to clean the ring everyday.

Thanks in Advance.
 

pqcollectibles

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Hi Swan!


Diamond Bob covered care issues in one of his "Flashes". You might search the threads for that one. It wasn't too long ago.

A little bit of Dawn dishwashing liquid in water, soak, and maybe a gentle brushing a soft brush was one way I've seen mentioned. No brushing on invisible sets tho.

Windex or ammonia diluted with water is another suggestion.

To be on the safe side, don't let anyone but your jeweler use sonic or steam cleaning on any jewelry. Some gemstones, like emeralds, should not be subjected to sonic cleaning or may not tolerate the heat.
 

LesleyH

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Hi Swan!

Yes, pq, dishwash liquid and warm water is best. I have been using this solution for years. Just be careful not to let the rings go down the drain when you take them out...I have heard so many stories as you can imagine


LesleyH
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pqcollectibles

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Thanks, Lesley, for the reminder about the drain!


I can only imagine the stories you've heard!
 

Abazias

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Another solution that works really well is half Mr. Clean and half water. It works like a charm.

Felicia
 

petersone

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Try using some Veriuni. It works on just about everything. If you need some you can buy it here. I'm a long time user. /www.ezinfocenter.com/8303116">Click Here
 

Hest88

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I mix a solutioon of half sudsy ammonia and half water in an empty jewelry cleanser container. (I got a lot of jewelery cleaner from my jeweler.) Very cheap and effective.
 

mtrb

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Just use a little dishwashing liquid, warm water and a childs size toothbrush. This also works with windex as stated by another user.. very cheap and very effective and very safe.
 

Richard Sherwood

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I was once told by a master goldsmith to use cleaning solutions without ammonia. He said there is a molecule in the ammonia which combines with a molecule in gold, microscopically eating away at it.

He also said that chlorine in pool water does the same thing. Supposedly both would have to be longterm exposures to create any noticeable damage, but he said why tempt fate?

Do we have any chemists that can corroborate this chemical reaction?
 

Boulder

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To be on the safe side, don't let anyone but your jeweler use sonic or steam cleaning on any jewelry. Some gemstones, like emeralds, should not be subjected to sonic cleaning or may not tolerate the heat.
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Is there really much of a concern with diamonds in platinum settings? I had thought that the sonic cleaner from (I'm blanking on the store name) that was posted earlier would have been safe. Now I'm curious what the concern is...
 

aljdewey

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This was posted at London Gold:



[*]Chlorine can damage and discolor the mounting on your diamond jewelry. Keep your diamond away from chlorine bleach or other household chemicals. Your should also remove your diamond jewelry before entering a chlorinated pool or hot tub.


[*]Clean your diamonds regularly using a commercial jewelry cleaner, a mix of ammonia and water, or a mild detergent. Dip the jewelry into the solution and use a soft brush to dislodge dust or dirt from under the setting.
 

kayla17

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I keep a plastic jar with a twisted lid filled with Windex and water under my sink and I just drop my rings into there before I go to sleep and let them soak overnight.
When I am about to leave the house, I take them out, I scrub them with a soft (0-12 month) infant toothbrush, rinse them with warm water and dry them off with tissue or a paper towel.
 

Mara

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Windex is my tool of choice! I have it in a small jar with an extremely small wirebrush head...clean it daily..it takes all of a few seconds..and I can reach between the prongs in the head to clean the pavilion which is very key... a regular size toothbrush or even a child did not get in there like this little bottle type brush I have does.

Caution on using something like Windex for non-plat...if you have platinum it should be fine.

 

trichrome

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WINDEX all the way...everywhere...

by the way, I'm an actor and I'm pretty sure you have seen
me in the movie "my big fat greek wedding"

Trichrome

 
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