Obsessed of keeping my diamond ring sparkly and clean! Is that normal?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m not sure how a brush would affect it. With our bands/my e-ring (from the same store), we got a jewelry cleaner (machine) for free, and can bring it back in to get the cleaning solution replaced. It’s pretty awesome, and only retails for like $20 on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/Hagerty-A100481-Sonic-Jewelry-Cleaner/dp/B000L88SNM ). I feel safer using that because my jeweler highly recommended it, and it’s the same (basic) technology they use to professionally clean.

Post # 5
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1136 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

LonelyHunter24:  I’m also obsessed with making sure mine is sparkly and clean haha but I don’t clean it everyday, more like 1-2 times a week. I use a toothbrush and mild detergent (upon recommendation from the jeweller who made it) and it works a charm!

I think you should be fine, just get it checked every 6-12 months at the jeweller (which is good to do anyway) to make sure nothing is coming loose and they can also give it a proper clean for you then 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

LonelyHunter24:  I didn’t clean my ring at all for the first month or so that I had it. It didn’t even occur to me that it was dirty during during that time. I thought that it was still sparkly and gorgeous. Then my friend came over and cleaned it and I saw a huge difference! It went from pretty to HOLY SHIT! Now, I’m obsessed with keeping it clean too! I went back to the jewelry store to get it professionally steamed for the first time a few days ago, and it was even better! It was sparkling like crazy even in the dark! My friend unintentionally opened up a new can of worms!! Lol

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Supersleuth:  Hmmm, everyone seems afraid of the oil!!! I’m going to try it. Thanks for the idea!

Post # 9
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1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

LonelyHunter24

 

haha you are not the only one.  I constantly rubbing it with tissue in the car if I see greaes attach to it. So far, I have been putting it in a small bowl with hot water and mix with a drop of dawn soap, and use old toothbrush to clean it…and then air dry it with my hair dryer.  It looks sparkly but I notice I still the edge of my diamond still look blur…. so I’m investing on a steam cleaner from amazon.com. 

 

Because your setting is not pave setting, if you are obsess like I do, I highly recommended you to buy an ultrasonic cleaner on amazon which only cost about $40 USD.  I have a pave setting, so Ultrasonic will make my tiny side stones lose…. so I pay more to buy a steam cleaner. 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

Here is my clean diamond.  Pictures taken with Samsung Galaxy 4.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I think it’s normal to want your ring to be clean and super sparkly and brand new looking.  I used to clean my ring nearly every day, then that slowly became once a week, and now I clean it about once a month.  Do what you want to.  There’s no right or wrong.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

I love your set. I also am a clean fanatic with my jewelry. It was recommended to me by a jeweler that if I want to clean my diamond jewelry at home to avoid the Sonic cleaner, as they can jostle the stone and the vibration could lead to damage. The alternative is to use good old Dawn dish detergent (or any de-greasing dish soap) and a soft toothbrush. I scrub my diamonds every couple days, concentrating on the underside of the setting where hand lotion, soap, etc. can collect and create a thin film that blocks light from the stone. I rinse it in very hot water to remove any trace of suds. The jeweler said it is perfectly safe to do. Also, a nylon brush doesn’t even compare to diamonds hardness (10 on the Mohs scale) so you will not scratch the stones. The reason I avoid the Sonic is b/c my mother’s Diamond developed a crack after several cleanings and I was able to see it with a 10x mag loop (it was not there when she first purchased it). If a stone has a weak spot (which would be invisible to you) it can further navigate. This was also confirmed by my GIA gemologist. The Sonic cleaner is best used on plain gold for removing grime that accumulates. Please avoid use on stones, even though it’s tempting to see them super squeaky clean.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  GemmaBella.
  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  GemmaBella.
Post # 13
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191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Lovely upgrade! What a brand new world for me – I know that my future sister in law and mother in law clean their rings and jewelry every now and then but I hadn’t thought about the first time I’d do it yet. I’ve had my ring since the end of February but will look up ways to clean it 🙂 

Post # 14
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858 posts
Busy bee

Its fine! I have been engaged for two years today, YAY! And my ring still has not touched dish water, soup, lotion, nothing!! We get it cleaned every 6 months to keep our warranty, but i take it in once every couple months for a thorough cleaning. I thnk our care for it just shows how much we love them!! Ring is beautiful by the way!

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