Before and After of Baked CZ Ring

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  1. vegasbride

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    Weird... I can still see 'em but here you go, Rockstep. Just reposted the before and afters. Omitted the photos of her in the bath and in the oven [​IMG]


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  2. rockstep

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    Gah, it must be something to do with my computer. Chrome, Firefox, and IE all don't work. I'll just have to find some other way...thanks for trying!
     
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    Wow! That's a noticeable improvement - I'm thinking about trying this with some cz earrings I have.
     
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    I see it now!! Wow, huge difference -- the stone looks so much deeper and not as flat, if that makes sense. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    It looks much steelier & the facets look lovely & crisp!
     
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    Wow Vegasbride, it looks great! It's funny that some CZs seem to react better to baking than others. I had a diamonique ring that I baked and it was definitely my most successful bake.

    I have some before and afters of a newly baked CZ.

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    2nd pic After 90 mins at 350
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    3&4th pics After another 120 min at 400
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    Far out I cant believe the difference in the look of the stones. Have anyone's rings been sterling silver that have tried this or have they all been gold settings ladies?
     
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    All of mine have been sterling silver,some have had rhodium plating,others have just been plain silver.Sometimes the metal turns a bit yellow,but a quick rub over with a sunshine polishing cloth restores them to their original colour.
     
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    crisad, the ring in my photos was qvc's epiphany (platinum over sterling). I've also baked a rhodium over sterling and a 14k yellow gold ring with cz. No problem whatsoever with any of them. I just try to make sure they are clean as possible before I bake them so hand lotion or anything your rings come into contact with during the day doesn't get baked onto them (stones and metal) and as queenofsparkle above, I also polish them afterwards.
     
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    looks nice and steely!
     
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    I baked My Cz ring the smaller stones turned a gold brown .im not sure if i can get them back to white.the large stone still white...was thinking of just taking the large stone and baking it again hoping at least it comes out like the smaller ones. unless anyone knows how to get the gold brown out of the smaller stones.
     

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