Post # 1
I read it on a REALLY two year old post on here searching for cleaning rings. Mine is white gold & a diamond. Would that be safe until we get every day cleaner made for a ring? Also I use toothpaste on my right hand ring, But I just bought new never before used tooth paste made special for sensitive teeth, so I’m to afraid to use that.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t think that it’s safe. It just smells too strong to be safe in my mind.
I use this stuff called the purple jewelry cleaner. It’s pretty good, i just dip an old soft toothbrush into the cleaner and then gently brush my ring once a week. It looks brand new each time! One bottle is like $20, but I’ve had mine for like 2 years and I can tell it will probably last another 5 years.
Post # 4
I use windex on my ring ALL the time (our jeweler suggested it; said its the same thing as jewelry cleaner) and its never hurt it! looks brand new! I just spray some on my ring, use a soft tooth brush to scrub, then rinse with water. TaDa!!!
Post # 5
I’ve used it on my diamond earrings but I’m not sure if it’s best…it seems to work and make it sparkle though! 🙂
Post # 6
The jeweler my sister worked for used a bit of Mr. Clean (yellow, lemony stuff) heated up in the microwave. You put your jewelry in the warm liquid and then scrub with an old toothbrush and rinse. Worked great from what I remember. 🙂
Post # 7
I put a couple sprays in some warm water about once a week and let it sit for 10 minutes or so and then rinse it off and use a soft toothbrush to get everything out. Works great for me. My mom does the same thing on her ring and she’s had it for 15+ years and it’s never hurt it.
Post # 8
@GDub:Actually that’s what my jeweler told me to use- Mr. Clean!
Although the cleanest I have ever seen my ring is after they steam cleaned it! I wish I had one of those machines at home. 🙂
Post # 9
Per my reading on PriceScope:
Yes, for diamonds and gold or platinum, Windex is safe to use. (Some gemstones it may harm, so don’t start cleaning all your jewelry this way.)
Never use toothpaste, it is abrasive and scratches up the metal.
Post # 10
our jeweler actually recommended that I use windex as a cleaner in between taking it to get steam cleaned at the jeweler. Depending on how dirty your ring gets, spray your ring with windex once a week, scrub with a soft bristle toothbrush, then thouroughly rinse with water.
I take mine to get steam cleaned once every 3 months, they also check the prongs on the diamonds when I go in to make sure none of them are in danger of falling out!
Also: Cool tip, if your fingers swell and your ring is stuck, spray a little windex on your finger, the ring will come right off!
Post # 11
my jeweler suggested windex after I told him I was using 1 part ammonia mixed with 5 parts warm water and then scrub with a tooth brush
Post # 12
I wouldnt use windex or tooth paste. windex irritates my skin anyway.
Post # 13
I never understood why people used toothpaste for cleaning rings. Wouldn’t it get all gunky? I guess it’s the same as brushing teeth, I dunno.
Anyway, I think Windex is fine. But I heard you shouldn’t do toothpaste. And if it’s for sensitive teeth I especially wouldn’t use toothpaste. A lot of that stuff takes enamel away, so I’m sure it wouldn’t be good for gold.
Post # 14
Windex and Mr Clean should be safe for most rings, or you can get jewlery cleaning/buffing cloths for a dry cleaning if you’re nervous about using a liquid.
The best is really a steam cleaning though. Back when I worked for an espresso machine company we employees would sometimes put our jewlery in a coffee cup and use the milk steaming wands to clean them. We just had to make sure all the milk was cleaned off first! Maybe this would work for you if you know anyone with an espresso machine or are perhaps really friendly with your local barista. 🙂
Post # 16
My jewler recommends it for cleaning and stuck rings.