(Closed) How do you keep your diamonds sparkly?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My sister taught me that using an old toothbrush and a little bit of toothpaste or soap works really well.  Using a toothbrush really seems to get into all the hard to reach places!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve heard people say toothpaste, but my jeweler said DO NOT use that!  I’ve tried what you have, and I’m still looking for a good trick, but worry about damaging my ring and setting.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

You could even take it to a jewelry store and see if they will clean it for you. Most will do it for free.

I use jewelry cleaner from JCPenney and a toothbrush and it is wonderful.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I go to the mall alot and that is where I got my e-ring from – I get free cleanings so I get it done about 3-4 times a month

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I pop in the jewelry store and have it cleaned every few months!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

There’s this stuff they sell in the mall on one of those carts…its a red liquid in a spray bottle. I forget the name, but it works well. Does a good job on watches too.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I got a bottle of stuff with a little brush in it form our jeweler. It works great, but it’s not like having it professionally shined and sonic cleaned and steamed! I get the most compliments the day i get it cleaned.

I try to take it off when i’m putting hairspray on, etc, because otherwise i get a nasty film on my ring. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Old toothbrush and mild handsoap.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I use some basic jeweler cleaner, let it soack about a min… and use the lil brush that it came wtih about every other day.  It just sparkles back at me. 

 But nothing is as better then having it done at the jewler….

 OMG dont you ladies love it when the light hits your ring and it sparkles at you.. its like it’s telling you "hello pretty lady"

 

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Found this on one of the aforementioned forum threads: 

"My understanding is that the toothpaste doesn’t hurt the diamond, but could damage the setting by causing excessive wear on the metals (toothpaste contains abrasives)."

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hmmm…I wonder if gel toothpastes are better then.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I use my SoniCare toothbrush.  It not as gross as it sounds.

I put my ring in a small bowl of warm water with some Dawn dishsoap.  I then brush my teeth for 3 mintues with the SoniCare.  I change the head, and then brush my ring with the toothbrush for a minute.

No, it’s not a jewelry store cleaning, but it’s a good temporary solution!

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Dish soap and a cheapo battery powered toothbrush (like a Spin Brush). I don’t use toothpaste because it’s abrasive to the metal. But dish soap works great. I scrub it with the soap and toothbrush, then i immerse the ring and whirring toothbrush in bowl of water to polish the soap off.

 

If I am really being meticulous I will blow it dry with a canned air or a cold hairdryer.. but usually i just pat it with a towel.

That gets it REALLY sparkley… but still not as sparkley as the jeweler can.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Sounds like Blightygirl’s method and mine are similar. 😉

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