My purple and blue tanzanite ring was looking really dirty, so I took it to the mall jewelers for a cleaning. They ultrasonic cleaned it, but I wasn’t happy with the results. I was told that it was the best they can do and that the ring is too scratched. Maybe I wasn’t careful enough with it?
Do I just replace it or is there any way I can salvage it? I love its color and it took me plenty of searching the find that exact one.
Scratched and sad looking
First off, tanzanites are fragile little gems and they do scratch easily, so don’t think this is a result of you not treating it well. Next, I would definitely recommend having it polished by a lapidary specialist.
If the scratches are only on the top flat area it may be able to be polished in the setting. If the scratching goes below the center flat area your tanzanite should be removed from the mounting to have the polishing work done.
By all means polish it so you can keep it in all its colorful beauty in its pretty setting that you love.
~ Calla Gold