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Old 05-12-2021, 01:46 PM
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I've found several silver rings and kept them in "out of the ground" condition, and saved them. I once gave one to a friend's wife and he did a polish job on it, it was outstanding. My question is, are jewelers trusted to finesse silver rings without stones, for a price? I want to gift a sister of mine with a James Avery ring, in very good condition, but after seeing my buddies job on the silver heart ring, I'm thinking about taking my silver rings to get them made sparkling. Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-12-2021, 04:45 PM
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Just buy some metal polish and do it yourself. I do all my silverware that way.

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Old 05-12-2021, 05:32 PM
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This being an intended gift, I'd rather get a more skilled person to make it shine, in all of the crevices. That ring lists as a $90 to $650. Me going to polishing school just seems unwise.
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Old 05-13-2021, 11:05 AM
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Tooth paste will clean that ring up very nicely. Just wet the paste a little and scrub it with your fingers. After that, you can polish it with silver polish if you want to.

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Old 05-13-2021, 01:25 PM
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I still want to know opinions about having a jeweler professionally clean them.
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Old 05-13-2021, 07:19 PM
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Try some toothpaste on it. You definitely won't hurt anything. I think you'll be happy with how it turns out. I sometimes take silver rings to a local jeweler that's located in a grocery store of all places. He bends them back into shape and shines them up for me at no charge.

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Old 05-13-2021, 07:25 PM
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Try some toothpaste on it. You definitely won't hurt anything. I think you'll be happy with how it turns out. I sometimes take silver rings to a local jeweler that's located in a grocery store of all places. He bends them back into shape and shines them up for me at no charge.
Did the jeweler put a better shine on them, than you could have done yourself?
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Old 05-13-2021, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Martin_V3i View post
Did the jeweler put a better shine on them, than you could have done yourself?
I don't think so. 🤔. He definitely does a better job than I do at getting the smashed ones true again though.

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This ring was cleaned only with toothpaste.....
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just put a cloth buffing wheel on your bench grinder and buy a little bar of rouge at the same place. does nicely. i use lemon ammonia too. if its just stained i use EZest dip or Wrights silver clean. Silver is hard. i also use a mandril ring sizer and wooden mallet and pound them out. nice and Round, and get correct size too. i have place crumpled aluminu foil in a dish, place ring on it, cover with baking soda, and pour boiling water on it. that works. toothpaste does work great also. its silver, it will clean usually. the polish wheel just gives it a smoother shine.

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