How can I get my jeweler to really clean my ring?
November 14, 2011 5:38 PM Subscribe
How can I get my jeweler to actually clean and polish my engagement ring?
posted by ellaminnowpea to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
When we bought my engagement ring, we were told we'd have free cleaning and polishing for life. Now I know why.
Every time I visit to have the ring cleaned, the jeweler uses a high-pressure air hose on it and checks to see if the stones are loose. That's it. I assume it would take more time/cost them more money to actually do a full cleaning/polishing.
The problem is, because it's platinum, it really needs to be polished, but I can't seem to to make this clear to him. He just brushes me off and rushes off to the back of the store to air-clean it.
I'm not an assertive person--is there some specific word I should be saying to let him know I want the full bells-and-whistles car wash?