Post # 1
So one of my friends also has a citrine Engagement Ring and she was saying she took hers to the jewellers and they wouldnt put it in their cleaner (the machine) because it would blow it up or something like that! has anyone ever heard that? And how do you get your ring nice and sparkly? (without taking it to the jewellers).
my ring gets really dull looking in a few days.. so i have to try and clean it regularly, i just do it with an old tooth brush and some water.. any other better ideas?
Post # 3
My ring isn’t citrine but I just let it soak in warm water with dish soap in it. After it’s soaked a little, I brush it with a soft toothbrush, rinse it, and then dry it off. It’s weird, some daily soaps dirty up rings and others clean them.
Post # 4
Steep your ring overnight in a jeweler’s ammonia solution. Jeweler’s ammonia is more gentle than regular ammonia and some solutions may require that you “cut” the solution with water to make it even weaker. Place the ring in a safe place in a bowl with the solution to let it work on the built-up grime.
Rinse off the ring in warm water the next morning. Make sure to get all of the ammonia solution off of the ring.
Scrub the ring gently with the soft toothbrush. The bristles will get into the areas that are hard to reach with a cloth. Do not scrub hard or saw back and forth. Use gentle, circular motions. As you brush the ring, you can allow the warm or hot water to continue to flow over it to wash away the dirt and grime.
Dry the ring with the clean, soft cloth. Always wipe the faces of the stones clean and dry rather than letting them air dry. Air drying will cause them to spot, just like the windshield of a car.
Clean your ring regularly. If you wear your citrine ring all the time, the best way to keep it bright and shiny is to clean it at least once every two weeks or so. This will prevent build-up and usually you can just use the hot water and toothbrush and leave out the overnight soak.
These are instructions I found in multiple places online, I have a citrine RHR and I desperately need to clean it, so I’m going to do this this weekend.
I love citrine, I’d love to see a picture of your ring!
Post # 5
I use jewelry cleaning and once in a while, I use an ultrasonic cleaner, too.
Have you talked to your jeweler about your method using traditional soap, @Miss Meg? My jeweler was pretty adament that soap is not good for the settings.
Post # 6
I use my diamond dazzle stik–Other bee’s seen me write a post about it, bought it & loved it also! It seriously makes a WORLD of a difference. Its a few bucks & you can google it & find it online for sale, or at local stores like walmart.
It is made for diamonds & precious metals, it also has nice stuff in it for your skin! It is suppose to also help heal scratches in your rings. I have used it on a citrine ring & a sapphire ring also. (My citrine ring could be lab created I don’t know since it was a gift from my mom, so I would google it first before using it.)
Here is a three pack–> http://www.amazon.com/Connoisseurs-Diamond-Dazzle-Stik-Jewelry/dp/B004LYPMJA
Post # 7
I just take mine to the jewelers to have it cleaned. It was kind of ironic though, that the first time we took my husband’s to the jeweler to be cleaned, one of the small diamonds fell out of his band! Luckily they found it in the cleaning solution. : /
Post # 8
MrsStormy: thanks for the info, heres a pic of my ring.. its an antique made in the 1930’s.
Post # 9
Miss Meg: i usually do this and have found some do clean it but then other times it leaves it clowdy.. do you use any type inparticular?
Jeannine @ Small Chic i really like how clean the ultrasonic things make your jewellery, but this is the machine that (my friend said), the jeweller said is a big no-no, and it can shatter the citrine :s but ive never heard it before then, and ive never tried it either.. but i also didnt know that soap wasnt good for your settings.. good thing to know now! eeeeeeeeeeeek!
Mrs.Estep i live in australia so i dont know what would be the equivalent of this 🙁 it looks like a really good product! maybe i might be able to find some on ebay!
mrs_pugetsound yeah my sis had the same problem.. apparently its quite common with the setting she has (cant remember what setting it is..) and the jeweller told her oh yeah that setting is not meant for every day wear.. just special occasion.. and shes like its my wedding band, which i bought from here, and told you guys that i would be wearing it every day, and you didnt say anything then.. WTF?
Post # 11
MissMaine: WINDEX!!!!!!! i dont know why i have never thought of this.. and i used to see my nan doing ti to her jewels! gosh why didnt i think of this? Thankyou! 🙂
will be having a go with this! but if any others have some other ideas?
Post # 12
I also use Windex and a toothbrush…rinse and dry.
I also have alcohol wipes that I use. A friend gave them to me and they are almost gone, so I ususlly just stick to the WIndex.
Post # 13
@mrsrangrang: It works SO well… I use the purple non-ammonia kind because it’s gentler. It makes it SO shiny!!
Post # 14
I heat up a mixture of half windex half water in the microwave and drop my ring in there (also my diamond studs). I use either a Q-tip or those tooth hwith the different brush heads(not an electric, but a manual with small brush heads) to clean in between the gaps and such and then I rinse in a closed sink with cool water and let dry. Sparkley every time. 🙂
Post # 15
I usually just drop my rings into the jeweler’s ammonia solution and then once in a while I use my Sonicare toothbrush (just save one of the old brush heads for jewelry) and scrub to get in the nooks and crannies. I keep my rings on in the shower so usually between the soap and shampoo, it stays pretty clean. I do like to polish the ring with the cloth my jeweler gave me now and then to give it an extra shine.