Post # 1
Hi ladies, so I am a brand new here as well as newly engaged! I am in love with my ring and want to take care of it! I am wondering, what are your cleaning tips? I have a solution from the jewler but I feel it sometimes doesn’t dry as nice as it should… How do you ladies keep your babies so sparkely?
Here is my brand new ring… please feel free to show me yours! Love it!
Post # 3
Your ring is awesome! I just use a jewellery cleaner I picked up from Zellers. It comes with a little tray and a brush and I’m very happy with it. Maybe rinse yours more thoroughly with water after you use the cleaning solution? In a bowl or a plugged up sink, of course!
Post # 4
First off, beautiful ring!
Second I really don’t clean my ring. But I also don’t “abuse” it and it require frequent cleaning. I have to take it off when I work (I work in surgery), I never shower in it, wash my hands with it on, and put lotion on with it on (I really DO wear it I swear!). I usually just take it to my jeweler to get it cleaned, plus it came with a lifetime warranty so I get it inspected every 6 or so months and they clean it then as well.
My jeweler did warn me about a few solutions though saying it can actually damage and loosen your diamond!
Post # 5
Get a Diamond Dazzle Stick – http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Dazzle-Stik-Bring-Bling/dp/B00459VM6I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331080835&sr=8-1
I have a halo with a split shank band as well and I found that this cleaner works SO well for getting in all the nooks and crannies!
Another method is to soak it for a short time in a mixture of warm water and Windex, then to use a small soft brush (like an eyeshadow brush) to clean it more thoroughly. My jeweler was the one who actually recommended this trick and it works very well and won’t damage the ring.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Wow! Thats some ring. Very pretty.
I personally just soak mine in some warm water and windex. Use a old, soft toothbrush, to polish it up. Also, sometimes I put a little dishoap in it, even though I’ve heard thats tough on gold.
Post # 7
This is the best way I’ve found and it cleans better than when I take it to the jewelry store
Baking soda, soft brush and jewelry polishing cloth
It’s best if you do this in a sink that has a stopper to prevent you from dropping the ring down the drain.
Place about 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a small bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon of water. Stir with your finger until it forms a paste. If it’s too watery add more baking soda, too thick add a bit of water.
Wet your ring and pack on the paste.
Then using the brush, clean the band and around the stones. Rinse under water (be sure to wash off all of the paste, use the brush to get any stuck on paste) then dry on a jewelry cloth.
Post # 8
I once had a David Yurman jeweler tell me that a great way to clean precious stones and metals was with UltraBrite toothpaste. You can get it for $1.00 at Wal-Mart or most dollar stores. I put the toothpaste on an old Sonicare toothbrush brush head, and hold it to the stone and under the stone for 30 seconds to a minute. Then I dry it with a lint free cloth…it will get your rings cleaner and shinier than ANY “cleaning soultion” ever will. It is AMAZING.
Post # 9
The diamond dazzle stick is awesome!!!
Post # 10
My jeweler gave me the red jar – Connoisseurs
Post # 11
Not much to add, but what a beautiful, ornate ring you have OP!
Post # 12
@MapleMoose: Thats the kind I have!
Post # 13
Wow gorgeous ring! It kinda reminds me of another bee’s ring! Congratulations on your engagement!
I am a freak when it comes to cleaning my ring. I have the Connoisseurs red jar, their sonic cleaning system, their cleaning and polishing cloth and the Diamond Dazzle Stik (super awesome!) which goes in my purse.
I also at times use Windex and hot water to clean if I wanna change things up LOL!
Also, if you use tap water, make sure you either wipe your ring dry with a lint free cloth or blow dry it. I’ve heard that tap water can leave a light residue on your diamond.
Post # 14
I have an ultrasonic cleaner and a steamer that FI bought for me from our jeweler. It’s just like taking it in to them and having tehm clean it. When I take it in for inspection, they never spend long cleaning it because I do a good job of it at home. Before I got that, I used warm water and Dawn (the original blue kind) I would soak it for about 5-10 minutes, rinse and dry with a blow dryer.
Post # 15
I use an old toothbrush head from my Sonicare toothbrush to get the dirt off. It cleans the little stones and around and under the diamond so well that it looks like it came from the jewler. No toothpaste; just use it with water. I got this idea from Tiffany’s. I had it cleaned there once and I heard something vibrating that was kept out of my view and swore it sounded like an electric toothbrush. (It wasn’t the noise from the ultrasonic cleaner they use). Anyway, that’s what gave me the idea and it works like a charm! I use the jewlry cleaner once in a while, but hardly need it because of the toothbrush.
Post # 16
I usually fill a glass shot glass with very warm water, add a drop of ivory liquid soap, and let the ring soak for a few minutes. Then I take i out and scrub it a little with a very soft toothbrush. Then I rinse it under cold water (make sure you have a stopper in the drain!) and drop the ring in a capful of rubbing alcohol to avoid water stains/residue. When I take the ring out it air dries quickly from the alcohol. I read this method online somewhere and it always makes my ring very sparkly 🙂