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Ways to Polish Platinum Jewelry

It is said that, “A diamond is forever!” Of course it is, but if we speak with reference to metallic objects, a platinum jewelry is surely a long lasting item. Reputed as one of the most expensive and precious metals, platinum is adorned in the form of wedding and engagement rings. Although the jewelry looks similar to silver or white gold, it is significantly way more expensive. The best way to know that you are buying the right stuff is to look for the stamp ‘950pt’ or ‘850pt’ on the inside of the jewelry. Also, a platinum ring would be twice as heavy as that of a white gold or silver of the same size.

Also known as the “little silver of the Pinto River”, this metal is known for its high density, malleability, ductility and resistance to corrosion. Also because the metal can significantly resist wear and protect itself from being tarnished, it is a popular choice for making fine jewelry. And all such properties of the metal, along with one of extremely high melting point, make it an asset for various industrial applications or projects. Given such properties, platinum jewelry is easy to care for, and does not require the aid of pricey tools or methods. The following information presents to you a few steps describing some easy ways to polish platinum jewelry.

How to Polish Platinum Jewelry at Home

Polishing platinum jewelry at home is no big deal. Here are some steps you need to follow:

O The first thing you need to ensure that your jewelry does not have any scratch marks over it. And if there are any, then you need to file the jewelry. First do it with a diagonal movement, and then file it again in the same manner, but in a direction perpendicular to the first.

O After filing, there may remain some file marks. Remove them using an abrasive paper; the finer the better.

O The surface of the jewelry must be reduced to a 600 grit finish on the bench.

O The next step is to burnish the platinum jewelry. Experts recommend the use of a polished tungsten burnisher. It can be done by hand, or tumbling devices.

O One thing you must ensure is that the surface of the burnisher is highly polished. This is because, if it is scratched, it would scratch the jewelry as well.

O Using oil of wintergreen keeps the burnisher from marring the platinum jewelry.

O The 8000 grit polishing compound is especially formulated for polishing platinum jewelry. It provides a fast and bright final polish.

O Finally, get a dry soft cloth. Place the jewelry in the cloth and gently run it between the fingers.

You can read the further polishing processes in my document Ways to Polish Platinum Jewelry it’s got a full detailed explanation on the process to polish any Platinum Jewelry

Even if after following the above ways to polish your platinum jewelry, scratches appear, then get it polished and cleaned by a qualified jeweler, at least twice a year. One of the worth mentioning qualities about platinum is that, unlike other precious metals like gold, it merely gets displaced on the surface when it scratched, and does not decrease in volume. And this is why, even after being worn for many years, a platinum jewelry rarely gets thin.


Qualities of a Good Student

A good student is always equated to one who gets good grades. But is that all that a good student is? What is a good student, really? Is he someone who is the teacher’s pet? Someone who aces every test? Someone who has the smarts? Someone who knows how to play his cards? A good student is all this and more. ‘Coz you see, it’s not just about books and rote learning any more. Being a good student takes much more than that. In that way, there are certain qualities that make him a good student. In the following article, that is exactly what we shall be looking into – the qualities of a good student. These will help you understand what a good student is and what are the qualities that one needs to inculcate in order to become one.

Characteristics of a Successful Student

“Successful” is a very misleading word. Many would want to equate it to being successful only in terms of studies, but it also encompasses other qualities. Let us look through these qualities of a good student in the following section.

  • Knowledgeable
  • Hard Working
  • Organized
  • Sincere
  • Work Smart
  • Able to Mold

A good student is not a good student only because he is good at studies, but also because he is an over all performer. With all these qualities, he is able to produce positive results in all fields of work that include sports, co-curricular activities and studies. The importance of these qualities is seen not only in the way they mold good students but also in the way that they are able to transcend good students into good citizens. And that is where their success lies. To read more about the fields which decide whether a student is good or not refer to my document Qualities of a Good Student, Try to improve on these fields and you will automatically be considered to be a good student.