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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!

guffaw Wed 20-Feb-13 23:12:00

grin @ AF

scripsi Wed 20-Feb-13 22:45:24

have just cleaned some emerald earrings using the washing up liquid method.

What about <ahem> cubic zirconia and paste? I inherited an amazing paste pendant which I could wear if feeling suitably Edwardian. What is the best way to clean this stuff?

bubbakin Wed 20-Feb-13 22:40:18

I put an inch or so of water in saucepan with splodge (very technical term I know) of washing up liquid in. Pop rings in & bring to boil for couple mins. The boiling bubbles get in all nooks behind stones etc & gets diamonds & metal gleaming. I then drain & use toothbrush to remove any little bits grime. Don't recommend drinking the used liquid though!

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 20-Feb-13 22:35:27

dont waste gin! waste vodka instead!

actually i just poured a very tiny amount into a shot still worked! im not wasting good vodka!!

nancerama Wed 20-Feb-13 22:32:40

I've been doing it all wrong. I've been wasting gin sad

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 .

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.

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!

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?!

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

Vicar Trumpton because I am windy ! blush

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

like me toast grin

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

I only have Bacardi

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

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....

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

Ooh Vicar ! Crossed posts !

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have just popped mine in. Fingers crossed!

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.

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

AnyFucker you made me snort my tea outgrin

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!!)

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.

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

I use washing up liquid and a toothbrush

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