Note to Susan Sarantos about customers who wreck beloved stones:
I have a friend who has the 'dirtiest 'stones I have ever seen.
Does she knead raw hamburger with her rings on? I don’t know, but
it sure looks like it. She has an amethyst of mine that has the
lustre of an agate. So when she comes over to visit, I say,
“Oh, I see you are wearing my creation.”(knowing full well she
did it on purpose…but her diamond engagement ring looks like a
piece of rock salt) . So I cheerfully say, “How about letting me
clean it up for you?” Who can refuse such an offer? She leaves
filled with coffee and pastry and two gorgeous sparkling rings.
i always leave her a hint about dropping them in an ammonia-water
solution now and then , but it falls on deaf ears. this way, I
get to see her a couple of times a year, and she really is a
nice lady even if she has dirty rings… Donna