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thumpcbd

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Ok, I just have a question out of curiosity. These are some pictures of the diamond that I bought my fiancee, which I have been super proud of how well it shines and looks, overall it exceeds all my expectations. That said what are we seeing in these pictures?

Yes, they were taken at a bit higher then 10x (actually with a dental camera, since she is a dental hygenist and has access to toys). Is this the "cloud" that is sometimes noted? Or is this way too high of maginificaton to really even tell?

Curious.







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honey22

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Dirt! Don''t stress, the diamond looks dirty to me. They can get grimy very very quickly with dust, fingerprints, etc.

Do you have an ultrasonic cleaner? Steamer? If not, try these simples solutions:

Yellow gold and platinum: few drops of dishwashing detergent, splash of ammonia in warm water *not for white gold8

White gold : as above, but no ammonia (will damage the rhodium plating)

Soak ring in solution, scrub gently with a soft toothbrush (a baby toothbrush is perfect for this), rinse totally in warm water, and dry completely with a lint free cloth.

Especially under mag, it''s very easy to pick up dirt. You will be amazed at the difference a good clean will make.
 

thumpcbd

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So that is what dirt under maginification may look like? I will ask her to clean it with an ultrasonic and try the pictures again.
 

Lorelei

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Could well be dirt, a daily cleaning isn''t too much.
 

Deelight

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It looks like dirt to me, my diamond when I was traveling and didn''t have access to cleaners developed this nasty looking cloud of dirt *shudder* and it looked like a massive cloud once I eventually got home and cleaned it - it went away :).

Clean it with a US and see how you go ;-).
 

Ellen

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Ditto the ladies, and make sure she cleans/scrubs the pavilion (bottom half) of the diamond too! Also, drying with a hairdryer works well.
 

Hudson_Hawk

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Yea, it looks dirty/linty to me too. ditto on the cleaning suggestions and an ultrasonic/steam cleaner might be a good inexpensive gift come Holiday time...
 

Deelight

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Date: 3/4/2009 7:27:57 AM
Author: Ellen
Ditto the ladies, and make sure she cleans/scrubs the pavilion (bottom half) of the diamond too! Also, drying with a hairdryer works well.

I do that as well, actually thats the only thing I use my hair dryer for
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