Post # 1
I am planning to clean my rings today. I have to admit I dont do it often (just the daily hand washing with some soap and water) but I want to know what you all use to clean yours?
I got a little tub of jewelry cleaner from the store that I purchased them from but that silly little brush that came with it fell apart so now I need another option.
I am sure I can use a toothbrush instead but if anyone has any other ideas I would love to hear them.
Everytime I am in the mall I do stop at the jewelry store to get them cleaned with ultrasonic which is about once every 5-6 mths.
I have alot of prong set diamonds on my band too so if there is any helpful hints for that too I would love to hear it!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
My jeweler recommended keeping soap away from my ring. She said soap contributes to build up and can attract dirt.
I clean my ring with jewelry cleaning every week and then I might use a little shot of steam from my Shark once a month. I’ll use my ultrasonic cleaner once in a while.
Post # 4
@mink: good to know thanks
Post # 5
I clean mine 1-2 times a week while I’m in the bath. I have the little jewelry cleaner with the brush and it’s awesome. I’ve had the same brush for ages and it’s never fallen apart….I think you should just get a new brush!
Post # 6
@Juliepants: yeah i find the jewelry cleaner works great but that is the second jar that i had that the little bugger fell apart on me!
Post # 7
I clean mine about once a week and have it professionally cleaned at the Jewelers about once a month since they are right down the street from my work. If I notice the stone looks dirty or “smudgey” I actually use alcohol wipes (like the kind a hospital uses before you get a shot) it takes the dirt and smudge off and doesn’t leave water spots since it’s alcohol. I also asked my jeweler if this was safe and they said absolutely. It’s a great way to perk it up in between cleanings!
Post # 8
@Katie1359: thanks girl…i work at a hospital so that will be easy for me 🙂
Post # 9
@GelaMac: You’re absolutely welcome! I love being able to share little tips here and there that work well!
Post # 10
I cleaned mine a lot more often when we first got engaged. I clean it with a solution from our jeweler a couple of times a month, and I rinse it in hot water once a week or so. They don’t get particularly dirty.
Post # 11
1/2 vinegar, 1/2 distilled water, a little original Dawn, and soak then scrub with a baby tooth brush. I keep my rings out of regular water as much as I can as the minerals in the water can build up, lookk cloudy, and be a real B to get off. Same with soap, just like it can build up on your hair. I do it when I feel like they need it or I have some extra time. Steam is also a great cleaner. After soaking/scrub them, I put them in a dish and use my laundry steamer to give them a steam bath.
Post # 12
diamond dazzle stik. It’s fun to use, and great for getting into tiny pave.
Post # 13
1.) please never clean your rings with ANYTHING but jewlery cleaner.
2.) you should NOT be wearing your rings/ jewlery in a pool,shower,washing dishes ect EXSPECIALLY if it is white gold!!! This WILL take your rodium plating off and make your ring turn yellow.
I work for a jewlery store and I can tell you you we reccomend having them cleaned and checked every 6 months. This makes sure they stay gunk free and you dont have issues with prongs ect.
Post # 15
Hot water, dish soap, and a soft eye makeup brush for me. I clean it when I feel it needs it. A quick rinse with hot water usually does enough to keep it sparkly enough for me though. The way my ring is constructed makes it really easy to clean the entire top and underside of the stone, so I really don’t have to do much.
Post # 16
I clean mine about once a week with a jewlery cleaner and brush I got from my jewler. I’m scared to continue cleaning it though like I have because I recently noticed I have lost the small diamond set on the inside of my band. My ring is a Leo diamond so the inside of the Band says “The Leo” with the O being a small diamond. While I do not know for sure if it was the brush that dislodged it from the band, I cannot think of any other way that the diamond would have become loose. So anyways I am now afraid of cleaning it on my own. I don’t think I have brushed it so hard that I would pop the diamond out but who knows. I’m not super upset about losing the diamond that but makes me nervous about future durability as I have only had the ring for 9 months.