(Closed) Ring Cleaning – Pros / Cons?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My jeweler warned me about having it steam cleaned too often. He said it can loosen any small stones on the sides of the ring, and can even loosen the center stone if it has less than 6 prongs.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I don’t know much about the don’t but I clean my E-ring, (platnium setting as well) by washing it in warm water, than using glass cleaner and a toothbrush and than washing it in cold water. It’s blinging after I’m done with it and it only take 5 minutes. On special occasions I would bring it to the jeweler for a thorough cleaning…

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I have an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner and it works really well! I clean mine at least once a week because I just love how much my diamonds sparkle when they’re squeaky clean.

Post # 7
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Wannabee

The gemologist at my local Tiffany told me to use this solution with my platinum rings: 3 parts hot water to 1 part ammonia (lemon scented will make the smell a bit more bearable) and a couple drops of liquid dish soap. Use a small brush and scrub gently. Rinse well because you don’t want the ammonia to stick around. This always makes my rings shiny and sparkly!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

i use an ultrasonic cleaner at home very often as well. i use warm water, a drop of dawn and a bit of mr. clean. you do have to be careful if you have a pave or micro pave ring. so people say not to use a ultrasonic cleaner if you do.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

if you have an antique ring, like i do, stay away from the intense tumbling/steaming machines that the mall jewelers use. my jeweler recommended i use 1/2 water, 1/2 ammonia to clean my ring, although i haven’t purchased ammonia yet…

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

I don’t have my ring cleaned often, just whenever necessary. But each time I take it to get cleaned, my jeweler also checks the prongs to make sure the stone is secure. I don’t know what the cons are but I’d ask your jeweler and make sure he checks your prongs.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I use a toothbrush, hand soap, and hot water.  It works in the time between steam cleanings, although it’s not quite as shiny as the steam.

 if they clean it for you, make sure that you either trust the jeweler or that they do it in front of you.  i’ve heard stories of jewelers taking rings to the back and switching out the stones – so horrible!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

I was told by the jeweler and many married friends that a little dish soap and a soft bristled toothbrush are all you need.  Just get it inspected by your jeweler once in a while to check for any loose prongs/stones.  

While I love the really shiny look my ring has after getting it cleaned by the jeweler, they told me it’s actually hard on the ring to do that.  

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2008

The Tiffany recommendation is the ideal one. That is what my jeweler recommended if I want to clean it at home, but they are free, so I let them do it.  

 I take my ring in for cleaner a LOT (every time I drive by Jared I stop for them to clean it).  They use a dustless waterless cleaner that does an AMAZING job!   They also check it for looseness (I have a 4 prong tiffany mount solitaire) and any damage to the band every time.  I say if you want to clean it, clean it!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

When I first got engaged, I would use an old, soft toothbrush and a tiny bit of dish soap. I recently found (upon a rec from a friend) this jewelry cleaner from Target that is fab. It comes in a red container (specific for gemstones and platinum). Drop the ring in for 30 seconds, take it out and brush lightly, rinse, and that’s it…super sparkly again!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

You can get an ultrasonic cleaner; however, it is recommended that you NOT use an ultrasonic cleaner if you have pave settings. This was told to me by a few establishments. I don’t have pave, so that is what I use. I put hot water in the machine, a bit of ammonia and dish soap (like the amounts recommended by Tiffany above) and tada!

 

I have platinum as well. 🙂 Hope this helps! 

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