How to clean this ring

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Use an adult toothbrush? I’m not sure where people got the idea that they need to use a baby’s toothbrush. A toothbrush doesn’t slice your gums, and gold is most definitely stronger than your delicate skin-filled mouth. Put a dab of Dawn on a regular toothbrush and scrub away.

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Soak it  n warm soapy water ( use dishwahng detergent) and then gently scrub with an old toothbrush.

Post # 4
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1532 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I agree with PP’s, a soft toothbrush and Dawn in soapy warm water. I try to get my rings cleaned twice a year by my jeweller. I just hate going to that store – lol – it’s dangerous in there!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

AwkwardCoconut: get a cup of warm water and add an alka seltzer tablet. let it sit for 15 minutes or so…(I usually let it sit when I’m in the shower) 

it works wonders. good luck OP

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

I know many ppl think it is crazy but the baby oil trick really works. Set ring in a dish with baby oil for 20-30 seconds (oil attracts oil so it pulls away skin oils that hold dirt). Then spray with windex (jewelers use it all the time) and set in a dish of warm soapy water for a minute. Then use toothbrush and rinse. Your ring will blind you with its sparkle and the gold will look like freshly polished. Only stone I know of you can not do this with is emerald as it contains natural oils. There is a thread about this cleaning method somewhere on the Bee.

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Post # 9
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

AwkwardCoconut:  I’ve not only used this on my wedding ring- I have put my aquamarine necklace pendant in with my ring. Works like a charm! You’d be amazed at the little bits of crud I find in the cup afterwards. But they sparkle like new! 🙂 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

BTW OP I forgot to say I LOVE your ring. That setting is so unique and I am I big fan of rose gold. Love to see some diff views. How about some pics after you shine het up 😉

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I would say a childs toothbrush as the bristles tend to be much more pliable… better for getting into all the nooks and crannies! A bit of Fairy Liquid (dish detergent) and warm water. It will come up looking like new  🙂 

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