Can diamonds turn dull

Diamonds with a milky veil - what is it?

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06/11/2009 - 12:25 pm

 · #1
Hello dear friends,
after a lot of research without any result, I came across this forum! The research should clarify which problem it is actually about. It's about diamonds that have a milky, cloudy veil!
Despite this veil, the stones have brilliance. What is not clear to me, is it simply a matter of bad quality (which I would rather doubt, because who processes the most elaborately bad quality for the jewelry sector?) Or a cleaning error? Are there any possibilities to work on the stones so that the damage can be repaired and minimized?

I'm interested in your answers!

Best wishes
gold curl
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06/11/2009 - 12:42 pm

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You don't even believe what kind of nasty cracked / cloudy / dark stones are processed and then offered on ebay as super duper, super rare, super-what-I-know
The grinding work time is really not the cost factor for the (sometimes children) work in India (and these poorer qualities are polished there)
without a photo you really can't say what kind of clouding there is here
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06/11/2009 - 12:55 pm

 · #3
Dear friend,
here is a photo where hopefully you can see what I mean by milky cloudy. Unfortunately, cleaning with a toothbrush etc. does not help in this case!
Could this be the result of a cleaning mistake? The stones are relatively good in terms of their purity under the cloudiness!

Best wishes
gold curl

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06/11/2009 - 1:02 pm

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it would be better if you could document the ownership of this ring with your own photos and at the same time delete the images that are not subject to your copyright, even if the ring is now in your possession (otherwise a moderator will do it anyway)
You can try cleaning: soaking in soapy water, then scrubbing properly with a toothbrush, with luck it's just a greasy layer from wearing
but it is more likely to be a very cheap diamond quality
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06/11/2009 - 1:27 pm

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Hello Tilo,
Thanks for the hint! Did it right away! So, the tip to proceed with a toothbrush & Co., unfortunately, does not help!

Best wishes
gold curl
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06/11/2009 - 1:33 pm

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I have no idea why you are so certain that the cloudiness is external instead of, which is much more likely, internal
last chance: let it sit for a while in a weak acid: battery acid, citric acid (decalcifier), acetic acid
but will probably not help either

it's like the dead horse, you can do a few things with it if you don't want to accept reality
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06/11/2009 - 1:46 pm

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... I'll try that, I don't have high hopes either. Why do I assume the haze is on the surface? Because the veil is so even!
gold curl
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08/14/2009 - 5:25 pm

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Quote written by Ulrich Wehpke
So to me it sounds like poor Brilli just got a little warm!

I would also accept the description.
Someone was probably not paying attention when soldering or did not have the necessary specialist knowledge.

Regrinding is only worthwhile from around a quarter carat.
If necessary, I can recommend competent specialist companies.
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June 8th, 2018 - 9:01 am

 · #11
I have a very old diamond that I wanted to clean. I heated the diamond on the stove with water and washing-up liquid, and after a while I totally forgot, the water had unfortunately evaporated and the ring with the diamond was completely heated.
Now it no longer shines and has become milky.
Is there any way to get this away?
I would be very happy if someone could help me.
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06/08/2018 - 09:03 am

 · #12
Your detergent has evaporated on it. Take new water and soften it again.
Coffee is not the answer.

Coffee is the question.
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June 8th, 2018 - 9:36 am

 · #13
... Yes, and add limescale remover (lemon,
Vinegar essence, anti-limescale bathroom cleaner).
This also removes the limescale residue that is left over from the
have deposited evaporated water.
Are there really only Brillis in the ring? For colored stones or pearls
you would have to proceed differently.
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could and still have remained silent!

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