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    us
    Apr 2019
    Central Illinois
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    A good hunt today

    Today was a good hunt. I found 2 rings. 1 might be sterling, although I suspect it's costume jewelry. The other ring appears to be copper or brass...not sure. I also found my first 2 wheat pennies, yay! Plenty of clad and trash too. Is there a good method to clean the rings?Click image for larger version. 

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    us
    Apr 2015
    Oklahoma
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    Congratulations on finding TWO rings, on the same day! I’ll probably get chastised for saying that I use a soft brush, and dish soap, under warm running water to clean rings.
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    Mar 2011
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    High karat gold usually just needs a rinse. If it's truly silver (.800 or better) I like using the vinegar and baking soda method. That will also work on costume jewelry, but, sometimes the plating will come off if left in the vinegar too long. Start with just a couple of hours and repeat if necessary. The method I use is to get an aluminum can, flip it up side down, put the ring in the end and fill with vinegar (just the cheapest stuff you can find). After it's been soaking long enough, remove and rub with baking soda. Then rinse thoroughly in water and dry. Works good on silver coins too, but, check the coin to see if it's rare before doing it as you might reduce it's value by cleaning it. That can be a judgment call depending on how bad the coin looks to begin with, and what you want it to look like after you're done. Good Luck!
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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    Nice stuff. Too hot to dig here. What they said about cleaning.
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    Mar 2012
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    Well Done on the save of the 2 rings.

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    Feb 2014
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    The band on the right is likely silver. Might try drying the band well with a hair dryer or sun and then tap it gently with a solid object to break the encrustation off. After most of the encrustation is knocked-off, follow what cudimark says with vinegar and baking soda.
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    Nice job on the two ring hunt!

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    Jun 2019
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    like using the vinegar and baking soda method. That will also work on costume jewelry, but, sometimes the plating will come off if left in the vinegar too long. Start with just a couple of hours and repeat if necessary. The method I use is to get an aluminum can, flip it up side down, put the ring in the end and fill with vinegar (just the cheapest stuff you can find). After it's been soaking long enough, remove and rub with baking soda.

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2014
    Oklahoma
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    Nice job. I use the vinegar method too
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  10. #10

    Jun 2019
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah8 View Post
    like using the vinegar and baking soda method. That will also work on costume jewelry, but, sometimes the plating will come off if left in the vinegar too long. Start with just a couple of hours and repeat if necessary. The method I use is to get an aluminum can, flip it up side down, put the ring in the end and fill with vinegar (just the cheapest stuff you can find). After it's been soaking long enough, remove and rub with baking soda.
    Nice compilation here! Thnx for sharing.
    Last edited by Robert84; Jul 01, 2019 at 01:20 AM.

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    Ed

    Jul 2018
    Eastern Connecticut
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    You can clean sterling silver with toothpaste and a toothbrush.

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    Jul 2020
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    Thank you for providing the requested information.

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    Reg

    May 2020
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    Nice finds!
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