Post # 1
I clean the rings I wear most often (e-ring and blue diamond e-ring for my right hand, which is actually my grad ring) every 2-3 weeks using a commercial jewellery cleaner. The instructions say to soak the jewellery for a few minutes and it’s good to go. After soaking my rings, I also give it a gentle scrub with a toothbrush for that extra shine. My questions for you ladies is how often do you clean your rings, and how do you clean them? I’m curious to hear about other methods!
Post # 3
I have an Ultrasonic ring cleaner that I love. All my friends clean their rings any time they come over. We all love the just from the jewelers sparkle that it gives!
Post # 4
I have a jar of the cheapo cleaning stuff i got from target that i use about once/week. Seems to work great 🙂
Post # 5
I bought an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner that is AMAZING. I decided to splurge on it (it was a little over $100), so it cost more than the ones you see selling at Target, etc, but it was worth every penny. My ring after all wasn’t cheap. No need to scrub the ring after it’s in it for a few minutes, it comes out sparkling, like new.
Post # 6
I use the trick Miss Nachos posted a month or so ago. Microwave a cup of water for 3 minutes, add a squirt of Dawn, and I add a squirt of Windex. Soak the ring until the water is cool (usually about 15-20 minutes.) Then I just rinse and dry.
Works very well!
EDIT – I actually just took my ring in for it’s 6 month inspection, and the jeweler asked if I even wore it, because it was so sparkly and clean 🙂
Post # 7
I’ve talked about this in other posts. I soak it in hot water and dish soap. Then I scrub it with a soft toothbrush. While all this is happening, I put a kettle of water on to boil. When it boils, I hold my ring with a tweezers or hairclip and place it in the nozzle of steam. Everything bubbles up and the steam gets in all the little crevices (I have channel set stones.) It’s perfectly safe to do on any hard gem (9 or above.) Sometimes I’ll rinse it in rubbing alcohol to get rid of water marks.
I would be careful if you have a color treated stone (like topaz) because this can effect it. Diamonds (and in my case Moissanite) are safe though.
You can also use an esspresso steamer or clothing steamer 🙂
I do this every time I make tea. (maybe 3 times a week.) I just love the way rings look when they’re clean.
Post # 8
I find that a little liquid soap on a toothbrush does the trick just perfectly! Well, its actually a little jewellery cleaning brush, but looks just like a hotel toothbrush. I do this every couple of days, sometimes every day, only takes a few seconds. *Looks at her beautifully sparkly ring* 😀
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2010 - The Glen Manor House
I use Miss Nachos’ trick too!
Post # 10
Windex, warm water and a baby toothbrush. Use this for platinum, but not white gold.
Post # 11
I also use Miss Nachos’ tutorial
Post # 12
Miss Nachos knows what’s up — I thought the cleaner I got from my jeweler did a good job, but MAN that warm water thing is awesome! (Though I’m always afraid to put it in boiling water, so I don’t nuke it that high, and it’s still super clean!) I think it’s the Dawn or whatever dishwashing detergent and hot water that really does it, since that’s what cuts oil and grease. I love it!
Post # 13
I posted last time about this, and I actually don’t use my old cleaning regimen anymore. The post inspired me to go get my ring cleaned professionally (which was the first time for me) and it looked sooooo good, I think I became addicted to that. In between though, I’d go with Miss Nachos instructions
Post # 14
My fiance bought an ultrasonic cleaner right after we got engaged and I love it! It makes the ring look brand new again. I have a lot of small crevices in my ring and it really gets between all of them.
Post # 15
I use vinegar and water in a 1:5 dilution with a toothbrush. Works great!
Post # 16
When I went into one jeweler, he got it SUPER clean, and he said he uses “simple green” to do the trick. However, he said he also recommended anything that is used to cut grease, including like the cleaner you use to clean rims on cars!!! I haven’t tried to clean it myself yet, but I will start out with the MissNachos trick before I break out the Simple Green!