Thursday, October 1, 2009

Who wants to shine this diamond ring?

Jewelry can easily get dull due to dirt from lotion and the natural oils of the skin.
Supersonic cleaning can loosen settings if not examined by a professional.

Easy solution (from the jeweler who made my engagement/wedding ring):
Place your (gold mounted) stone jewelry in a mesh colander in a pot of stove. Add enough water to cover the jewelry and a few squirts of dish soap; let it boil for 20 minutes. The gentle agitation of the water and grease cutting soap removes the dirt's dullness. Drain, cool, and wear.

NB: The colander is important. Otherwise, all the dirt that boils off will adhere to the jewelry. Also, don't try this trick on soft gems such as emeralds, opals, or pearls.

She is far more precious than jewels.
[Pv 31, 10]

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