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do you know how to clean diamonds? i do! come hither....

(30 Posts)
ThatVikRinA22 Wed 20-Feb-13 21:27:20

i accidentally caught a bit of This Morning one day last week where a diamond expert was on the show.

he said to get your diamonds gleaming drop them in a bit of vodka for half an hour.

well i just poured half a shot into a glass and dropped my very grubby diamond rings into it - (i own 3 but wear them all the time - they are not flash!)

and i can confirm this works. well.

my diamonds are lovely and sparkly again! just thought id share for the greater good!

AnyFucker Wed 20-Feb-13 21:28:33

No, I know a better way

Send them to me, I'll sort it for you

AnnoyingOrange Wed 20-Feb-13 21:30:54

I thought it was gin not vodka

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 20-Feb-13 21:31:38


one is my second hand engagement ring
one is my teeny tiny eternity ring
one is a nice solitare that i bought myself 10 years ago. im not quite Liz Taylor....(yet)!!

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 20-Feb-13 21:32:35

vodka according to the big diamond expert on the telly showing off some very very flashy sparklies!

it worked anyway!

AnnoyingOrange Wed 20-Feb-13 21:35:59

I use washing up liquid and a toothbrush

ujjayi Wed 20-Feb-13 21:39:02

I throw mine out and replace with new. I have better things to do with vodka and/or gin.

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 20-Feb-13 21:40:23

give the vodka a try.
they are sparkling. more so than with toothbrush and wash up liquid - thats what i used to do!

but vodka wins. (and what an excuse to buy it! dont forget the coke!!)

noviceoftheday Wed 20-Feb-13 21:45:42

AnyFucker you made me snort my tea outgrin

Curtsey Wed 20-Feb-13 21:45:45

ooh good tip! What about other gemstones, though, I wonder. My engagement ring is an emerald flanked by 2 diamonds. Emeralds are much less SHINY than diamonds, not as hard-wearing. Wouldn't want the vodka to kill my pretty emerald.

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 20-Feb-13 21:49:53

Have just popped mine in. Fingers crossed!

AnyFucker Wed 20-Feb-13 21:57:18

You got some diamonds to send me, my pretty novice ?

noviceoftheday Wed 20-Feb-13 21:59:28

Snort again! No my lovely, I am a bit partial to themgrin

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 20-Feb-13 22:01:03

leave them in for about 30 mins at least folks.....then dry on a soft cloth
then drink the vodka

Trumpton Wed 20-Feb-13 22:01:14

Gin and a toothbrush ...then drink the grubby gin ( like a dirty martini ? ) grin

Trumpton Wed 20-Feb-13 22:01:44

Ooh Vicar ! Crossed posts !

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 20-Feb-13 22:03:28

trumpton great minds think alike! grin

are you trumpton after the kids show?
i used to call DH windy miller.....he is a baker....

toastandmarmiterocks Wed 20-Feb-13 22:06:31

Be careful with emeralds. They are really soft and can damage easily. Diamonds are hardcore and can handle their booze

boodles Wed 20-Feb-13 22:08:25

I only have Bacardi

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 20-Feb-13 22:08:54

like me toast grin

Trumpton Wed 20-Feb-13 22:10:16

Vicar Trumpton because I am windy ! blush

Bluelightsandsirens Wed 20-Feb-13 22:11:17

I wil give this a try with my engagement ring once I have had the diamond re set after loosing it yesterday - found it in the bottom of my handbag, how's that for a lucky day?!

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 20-Feb-13 22:13:23

very lucky blue! i am currently admiring my sparkly diamonds....i had vodka left over from xmas so its fortuitous that the diamond blokey on this morning recommended voddy as the cleaner of choice!

Goober Wed 20-Feb-13 22:14:00

I have vodka but no way am I going to waste it on such filth.
Much rather carry last months dead skin cells on my rings than part with the good stuff.
Don't be so silly.

Trumpton Wed 20-Feb-13 22:30:10

bluelightsandsirens my engagement ring came down the family from DH's grandmother . I lost a diamond from it on 3 separate occasions and found them each time ( one in the road , one at a big dance festival and one at an airport !) I had the ring remade as the jeweller said it was getting a bit (!) fragile after 100 years .

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