on Aug 02, 2013 @ 08:27 am|
I put all of my rings in what I though was just plan fantastic so soak while I cut up some meat. I've done this hundreds of times and I've even left them soak for a few days like this. Well this time when I went to put my rings back on everyone of them, including my wedding ring tunred black! It was then that I realized that the fantastic I used this time had bleach in it. I now know that the bleach is what cause them to change color, but I had no clue this could happen when you use bleach. I now know that this can even while you are just cleaning with it and don't have gloves on.
Now I don't know how to get the black off of them and need all the help I can get with this from you ladies!! If anyone knows what I can use to turn this around please let me know as soon as you can. I bought some gold cleaner, but it only took a small amount of the black off and even made some of my gold look more kind of like bronze, not gold. I know all of my rings are real gold from 10K to 14K, so I don't know why that happened either. I know if it comes down to it that I might have to take them in and have them cleaned, but I'm afraid of what that might end up costing me. Please any suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
|Jewellers? on Aug 02, 2013 @ 09:49 am|
Mmmmm have you tried just using a mild soap?
If that doesn't work, I think you might need to take it to a jewellers to be professionally cleaned. But I do know that gold can turn black from certain chemicals and I do think there is a way to reverse this, so don't worry too much!
|Thanks Alex on Aug 02, 2013 @ 11:46 am|
I tried mild soap and warm water this morning, but it didn't seem to do much. I also read on line to try mixing 1 part ammonia with 6 parts water, but I'm not sure if I should mess with this to much on my own. I guess this mistake is going to cost me big time! I can just imagine how much a jeweler is going to charge me to have all five of them cleaned.
One other thing that I read was that doing any of this on your own might cause the stones to fall out because some rings only have the stones glued in. I thought that was very strange. I know none of my stones are glued in because you can see the gold claws that are holding them in.
|.. on Aug 08, 2013 @ 07:36 pm|
Have you tried putting one of the rings in boiling water and vinegar? That is usually how I clean my gold rings/necklaces, works pretty well
|No on Aug 19, 2013 @ 07:06 am|
I haven't tried that yet, thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try today. If this doesn't work I'm taking everything in to a jewelry store this week. I can't stand not having all my rings on, I feel so bare. LOL