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Old 02-06-2019, 02:34 AM
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Default Tumbling gold rings

I have a 14k diamond ring that has been in the saltwater for a while.
I did electrolysis on it and it helped remove 90% of the tarnish. It still looks old and lacks any luster.
This ring has crevices that I don't want to deal with using a rotary tool and compound.
I'll be receiving 2lbs of jewelers shot and burnishing compound soon.
What's the consensus with tumbling a diamond ring?
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:56 AM
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I say go for it, you might lose the diamond though. Just be sure to check the slurry for the rock afterwards. Nice finds! Keep us posted on the process!

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:30 AM
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Soak it in CLR for a few days, should come out nicely

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:53 AM
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It might not take long at all in the tumbler, I would check it often. GL
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:41 PM
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The diamond won't be damaged but as noted, might be lost. It looks like !!!! now and you won't hurt scrap value so go for it!
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:57 PM
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The ring may crack in pieces. Sometimes I put gold testing solution on the rings and let it sit for 10-30 seconds and then wipe with a cloth.

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Tumble? Just melt it.

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Old 05-29-2019, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by metaladdict View post
Tumble? Just melt it.
X2, although gold which is awesome and congrats, other than that, I don't really see why you would want to lose material just to make it look nice?

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YOU can bet cleaners for gold and silver at Walmart and at any jewelry store.
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Or take it to any reputable jeweler, they donít charge much at all for a thorough cleaning. I think Kay jewelers charges like $10 and they can reshape it for you. Thereís more value in a pretty, clean ring than there is scrap value.


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Originally Posted by L0S3R View post
Or take it to any reputable jeweler, they donít charge much at all for a thorough cleaning. I think Kay jewelers charges like $10 and they can reshape it for you. Thereís more value in a pretty, clean ring than there is scrap value.


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1: Soak in CLR for 48 hours.
2: Soak in 14K testing acid for a few minutes.
3: Take to a local jeweler for a cheap 1 time cleaning.

Do not tumble that ring with a medium it will cause damage.
If you tumble use CLR and water.
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Originally Posted by georgeinsc View post
YOU can bet cleaners for gold and silver at Walmart and at any jewelry store.
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