Ring cleaner ?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think you can go to any jewelry store 🙂  Not sure of the cost, I’ve never done it professionally.  I just bought some jewelry cleaner at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

i use a soft toothbrush ans dish soap. makes it super sparkly! I clean it once a week! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I’m sure you can take it to any jewelry store. I even used to work in a large department store in fine jewelery and we would clean anyone’s rings if they asked for free. We just stuck them in the ultrasonic, gave them a gentle brush, and dried with a polishing cloth. 

Other Bees here have also mentioned at home using the Diamond Dazzle Stick. It has great reviews, I tried it myself based on these recommendations and I’ve been happy with the results.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I pour some windex in a small dilifelike a shot glass or votive candle holder) and let it soak. Then I dip a tooth brush in the windex and give my centre stone a bit of a scrub, rinse with hot water and dry with paper towel. It makes my ring so shiney!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Ms_Purple:  The dazzle stick is just rubbing alcohol put into a marker. It’s not going to do anything that a little bit of alcohol on a q-tip wouldn’t do, just FYI.

Personally, I’d just use a little bit of dishwashing soap and a toothbrush. Works wonders, and you already have it at home. No need to buy anything.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@carlypaige:  

@Hyperventilate:  

Isn’t dishwashing soap too harsh to use on rings? I’ve read you’re not supposed to wash dishes while wearing your rings because of this. I mean, I wear mine while washing dishes, but that’s what I’ve heard

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@IzzyBear:  My jeweler told me that dishwashing liquid is the best thing to use to clean your ring – even better than the jarred jewelry cleaner you buy in the stores because the jarred cleaner can leave a film on your stones.  I think the reason they tell you not to wear your ring while washing dishes is because your fingers get slippery and the ring can slip off.  I did have my ring fall off once while doing dishes and it fell into the garbage disposal!  Fortunately I was able to get it out.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@country chic:  hmmm, good to know! Now I know when I run out of the cleaner I have I can just use Dawn that I already have 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@mrstau732:  In my (seemingly never-ending) quest to have the shiniest sparkler, I have tried lots of methods of cleaning my ring. 

I’ve used an ultrasonic (fine, but pricey and I hear not good for a delicate band with pave or lots of stones).

I’ve used the jewelry cleaner solution from the jewlery..eh.. okay. The instructions say don’t leave it in more than 3-5 minutes and I still feel like I have to scrub it with the little brush to get it clean.

I’ve tried windex. Serviceable but I don’t like spraying chemicals on my ring…though I’m sure it won’t hurt it.

Used a jewler’s cleaning cloth. It looks like dirt keeps coming off my ring, but I’m not convinced.

I dipped it in some isopropyl alcohol. While this makes the diamond shine, it does nothing to get the gunk out of my prongs.

Finally, I warmed up some water (to almost boiling) in the microwave in a little glass dish. Added some Walmart brand dishwashing liquid. Let the ring sit until the water was cool enough for me to fish it out (10 mins or so). Then I lightly scrubbed it with an old toothbrush. Perfect! The diamond is dazzling, the prongs are clean and the gold looks more polished than if I use a polishing cloth. 

Source: Ring-cleaning addict.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I throw mine under the espresso steamer then give it a squirt with Mrs. Meyers window cleaner. Works like a charm.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I read this, tried it, and was impressed. 

Put your ring inside your normal coffee filter in your coffee machine. Then run water through the machine like normal (do NOT add coffee, ha).

Dump the water, removethe  ring at the end of the cycle, dry, and voila 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@IzzyBear:  Nope. Maybe you’re thinking of other cleaners like Ajax?

I use dawn dishwashing soap just because that’s the brand I always have in the house and it has never affected my jewelery. I use it for rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, everything. I don’t clean pearls with it because pearls can be delicate, but I think it has more to do with keeping your rings submerged where you can bang them on plates & stuff to damage your rings.

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