Your Questions About Diamonds

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Chris asks…

How to keep rings looking new?

I just got a sterling silver ring yesterday. I’ve had other sterling silver rings and they dont look as shiny as this one, so how do i keep the new one looking shiny all the time and the old ones too.

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(1) Make sure you don’t scratch it up. Sterling silver is susceptible to scratching and will get dull if you wear it while working in the garden, doing dishes, or other handsy activities that involve hard materials. Also be careful about how you store your jewelry, otherwise your rings will scratch each other. This is especially important if your rings are set with hard stones like diamonds.

Get a jewelry bow with separations to prevent this. You can also use those little velvet bags to store your ring, or just wrap each item separately in cloth or tissue paper.

(2) Over time, the item will tarnish from exposure to humidity and chemicals. It’s advisable that you never wear the ring while swimming, especially in chlorine pools, because it will increase the rate of tarnish. There are many cleaning products available to prevent or remove tarnish. Some sources will recommend cleaning the item with a toothbrush and toothpaste, but that is a great way to scratch the ring.

You can get the ring cleaned at a jewelry store. A lot of mom-and-pop jewelry stores will offer to clean your ring for free while you browse the store. If they don’t offer, you can ask them about the best way to clean it, and they will probably give you a courtesy cleaning and recommend some products.

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Sandra asks…

What type of engagement ring setting would be best for not scratching people or getting the diamond caught?

The setting I have now is called “Tiffanie” and my 1/2 carat diamond sticks up too far. I can‘t wear it since I often scratch my baby or get stuck on my clothes. What other types of rings are available where the diamond won’t stick out as far?

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A bezel setting would certainly look good, but you might also want to look into a flush setting if it’s a serious problem. Avoid anything with prongs, even if it looks lower–you’ll still have the same trouble. However, before you invest any serious cash on a new setting, you may want to see if you can get the prongs on your current setting filed down a bit. I had some work done on mine (it was cheaper than doing it myself) and in the process they rounded out my prongs and filed them down a bit, and I don’t have nearly as much trouble with my ring catching on stuff.

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David asks…

Is it bad that I take my wedding ring off everyday at work?

I have lost alot of weight and now the ring falls off from time to time. I just started taking it off during the day and now my husband is upset.

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When I was working with all of the foals and weanlings I couldn’t risk them getting scratched so took off my wedding ring.
I didn’t wear it for about 5 years, then my kids got me a new band with diamonds set deep inside…no scratching.
My husband is not so insecure to demand I wear the band. He knows why I don’t and knows I sleep in his bed every night. Our marriage is solid.

My husband hasn’t worn his in about 20 years. He is a top manager at a huge company with his own female assistant. He travels and attends many company conferences. No band on.
Am I worried? Nope.
We are solid.
24 years and strong.

Your hubby needs to put more trust in you and understand WHY.
Tell him you don’t want to resize that ring just incase you put the weight back on.
You’d be MORE than happy to accept another quality ring to wear while you are losing weight 🙂
now the ball is in his court.

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Maria asks…

How can I trust a jeweler to clean my fiancee’s engagement ring?

I need to get my fiance’s wedding ring cleaned and have the scratches buffed out/filled in. I’m a little paranoid about trusting the ring to a jeweler, though. I’ve heard horror stories about diamonds being switched out for cheaper ones, etc. I don’t know any jewelers personally that I would trust, so I’ll have to find one.

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Ask around with some of your friends about any good jewelers. If nobody gives you any good ideas, I suggest going to a local jeweler that has been in the area for a long time. These jewelers tend to rely on good word of mouth and some of them have been around for decades so they rely on return business.
If you still can’t shake the fear, get the diamond laser inscribed. This ensures that your diamond has its own unique number on the diamond and you can check that number every time you drop the ring off to get worked on.

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Thomas asks…

What is the difference between a real diamond and a simulated one?

I know they make them in labs, but what is the IMPORTANT need to know difference, from the buyer’s perspective? I’m ring shopping
im not talking about price. im talking about quality and the way they look.

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The clairty of the diamond is near perfect when its not lab created which yes makes value more
also its less likely there are any inside scratches that the normal eye cannot see

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