Post # 1
This may be a silly question, but when you take your ring to be cleaned, do you normally get to watch them clean it? I don’t have a jeweler here that I know/trust, and I’d be hesitant to just hand it over to someone. Or if anyone in NYC has a recommendation for where I can get it cleaned and the prongs checked, I’d appreciate it!
Post # 3
Usually they work behind a glass window. I’ve been to a few places and just know that any time you go ring shoping, they will offer to clean it. I just let them. Sometimes I can see them, sometimes I just hear them, sometimes I’m just busy looking in the cases.
It takes much too long for them to do anything to your ring, though, if it’s just a cleaning. That should only take like 5 minutes to cneck adm clean!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I can usually hear the jewelry cleaner whirring from wherever I’m standing when I take my ring in for a cleaning. It helps me feel a bit more secure that my diamond has a serial number lasered micro-teeny-tiny (technical term) 🙂 onto it…so I’d know if someone tried to pull a switcharoo!
Post # 5
Well, I take in to the place FI got it at and they clean it for me for free. They take in to a little room and a few minutes later they come back out with it nice and shiny.
Post # 6
they clean mine out in the open so i can totally see what they’re doing. word of the wise though, if you have a pave ring make sure they don’t put it in the spinner/shaker thingy- not sure what the name of the machine is. i’ve had 3 stones fall out already! nightmare!
Post # 8
I take mine in about once a month and they clean it right in front of me in a solution with a small brush. You can get jewelry cleaning solution and clean it yourself and do just as well. If you want a more thurough clean then you will need to have it sent in.
Post # 9
If you want to clean it yourself…windex and a toothbrush work miracles 🙂
Post # 10
While we offer both ultrasonic and steam cleaners; it is also possible and reasonable to manually clean your jewels. Household cleaning can be accomplished in few simple steps:
- Put a drain strainer (like one’s used for contact lenses) over the drain in your sink
- Use Neutrogena facial soap (leaves very little residue) and brush lightly with old toothbrush
- rinse with warm water
- place ring on paper towel
- blow dry with hair dryer; hottest setting (prevents water marks)
Post # 11
I clean my own ring once in a while with just regular old mr.clean and water and a tooth brush, then rinse it under very hot water! It sparkles like new afterwards!!
Post # 12
I recently came across this stuff: sparklebright.net They have both the cleaning solution and the polisher and honestly, my e-ring hasn’t looked so shiny since the day I got it!! Even after a few “professional” cleanings. Only 20 bucks and it lasts a really long time, years probably!
Post # 13
@dchokiebride3: Thanks for the recommendation! I bought their cleaning solution and you’re totally right, it’s great! So easy and the ring looks much more sparkly than when I’ve cleaned it myself in the past.