I did a silly thing (unknowingly). I put my gold rings in alcohol to clean them and it changed their color to a bronzish color. Any hope for me to them back to normal?
Sophie from Westborough, MA
Here are some options I have found:
I would not try anything else on my own and would take the ring or rings straight to a jeweler.
Alcohol is a good cleaner and kills germs, but I do think it can harm finishes. I used it on my stainless stove and it did wonders except for the area where the knobs are. I'm not sure if it was like a painted finish in that area or what, but it dulled it very badly and it doesn't look good now. I didn't feel too bad because the stove is 19 years old and I'd like to replace it. I think you really need to be careful with it.
Oh, and what you can clean most jewelry with is ammonia, water, and a little dish soap. That's probably all that's in the jewelry cleaner than you can buy in the little jar.
I know I would feel sick if that happened to me and sure hope the true color of the gold can be brought back. (07/10/2006)
Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!