(Closed) Keeping your ring clean and free of debris.

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I clean mine with diamond dazzle stick, bought it at Walmart. I heard good things about it from the bee! Mine is a very intricate setting and crap gets in it all the time. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MoonlightRose:  Well, I use it on a moissanite 🙂 so you should be good! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MoonlightRose:  I clean my ring with some sudsy water (with grease-fighting dish soap) and a soft toothbrush.  Soak the ring for five minutes and then gently scrub it, and rinse! Pat dry with a soft lens cloth. It’s so sparkly after, and there are no harsh chemicals!

ETA: I had the sneaking suspicion that a prong that snags fibres means that there’s something wrong, so I just googled it and found this

Prongs catch on things because of a couple of reasons: 1) The Prong is thin, worn out and needs to be re-tipped. 2) The Prong is lifted up off the stone. 3) The Prong has a little, rough burr on it and needs to be smoothed out and polished down.

You should have it examined by a professional!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I do!!! I havent tried this yet but I was told extrememly hot water and dish soap do the trick.. Or next time your at the mall pop into zales or kay and they clean them for free while you wait!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@MoonlightRose:  i just found out that zales is people’s! But I was at Walmart today and saw those diamond cleaning things-not for gemstones.

I have a gemstone too and there is a red cleaner jar for gemstones that comes with a brush but taking it to a jeweler is great!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

mine gets fibers on it, i think it’s very common. Whenever I notice it, I can easily just takethe fibers off by hand, and try not to scrape it against blankets, carpet, etc. But it doesn’t really bother me since the fibers are so easy to remove.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a bit obessesive about my ring and actually bought an ultrasonic cleaner.  I get contact dermatitis from soap residue underneath my ring so i find cleaning obsessively helps a ton!  It was about $100.00, and i use it weekly to keep my ring spotless.

Note:  ultrasonic cleaners should only be used for non-porous stones, and rings that have been properly inspected (no wobbly prongs).  So if you get one, keep this in mind!!!! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I will once in awhile get a fine kitty hair stuck in my ring prongs but it comes out easily.

Glad to hear the review of the Dazzle stick – I think I need to add that to my Christmas list! I have a cathedral/trellis setting so that area under the stone is prone to getting dirty. 2 – 3 times a week, I drop my ring in Jewelry cleaner while I take a shower, use the little brush to clean it when I get out, and pop it back on. That may seem really often, but I notice a big difference when I do it. I have a princess cut 1.1 carat stone that has a flat top surface on it and I can definitely tell when that starts getting any sort of film or grime on it.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That happens to mine all the time I get little fibres caught on one particular prong, I thought it was normal but after reading MsGolightly’s post I carefully inspected the prongs and one of them is severely bent, I have 6 and they are all evenly spaced but one of them there is a huge gap. Think I might take it off right now and take it straight to the jeweller, it’s only about 3 months old and I’m hoping they will fix it for free but I don’t even want to wear it now I’m scared my stone will fall out!

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