Dear Clgwli, thanks so much for the split shank recommendation. It is indeed a good idea, something to keep in mind if we do re-set. On wearing habits, she does tend to cook, clean and wash, with her rings on, so that would explain the grime. I will advise her to take them off when she does those things. The trick is to keep them safe if you remove them when not at home. There have been a couple times she has lost other rings only to find them in a bag she hadnít used for a while, and where she would have kept the ring "very safely". Cleaning regularly seems to be the best middle ground.
Dear Sanchica27, Thanks for the great idea of a jewel jet. After having lived in the US for 12 years, I now live in India, so I am not sure it is available locally. I do travel to the US for work often so can get one when I am there but one has to be careful with the voltage. You get voltage converters, but things tend to go bust after a while because of the voltage fluctuation in India. We eventually lost all the electronic gadgets we brought back from the US to India. I think a good alternative is a steamer that one uses for colds. Maybe one can put the rings in a "tea strainer thingy.......one of those metal thingys in which you put loose leaf tea and dunk in hot water". The steamer shoots out a jet of hot steam, so if you hold the rings close to that jet, I think it should do the job. of course a good old brush, warm water and mild soap would also do the job. nevertheless, great suggestion thanks.
I thought I would post some more eye candy of her ring. BUT THANKS A TON FOR REMEMBERING THE RING, we feel so important that our fellow forum members would remember this ring after years. I can never forger David's comment that this stone looks like a "JEWEL OUT OF A CROWN". It is truly one of a kind. You can get diamonds, and you can get diamonds, but you will be hard pressed to find a 3 CT diamond that looks like a 5 CT, is a M, but sometimes even looks like a D, and glows bluish, purplish, violetish (are those words???......who cares, they sound mysterious........befitting R2823) in daylight! Can you tell we love our treasure!