What do you use to clean your ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have used the cleaning solutions in the red containers from walmart before..it worked fine..I use to have a rose gold diamond solitaire I cleaned it with a mixture of hot water and dish soap let it soak for a bit then scrub lightly with a childs toothbrush..I do this with my current set as well..I think it works better than store bought solutions

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I have used soap and water. I went home to my parents and my mom has this jewelry cleaning liquid. I started using that on the ring for a few days, I really liked it…it’s great on glasses too. But then I was speaking to an etsy seller about cleaning a bronze item I was ordering and she gave a big spiel about how bad liquid jewelry cleaners are because of the chemicals1. So I contacted the woman who made my ring and she said it’s best to just use soap and water. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

besides the usual soap and water, I LOVE to use this stuff!! My MIL had recommended it to me when I had first got engaged and I swear by it. It makes my diamond sparkle like crazy and look brand new. I now recommend it to everyone and always include it as an engagement gift to my newly engaged friends. I don’t normally buy it on amazon since I can buy it at bed bath and beyond with a 20% off coupon! 🙂

http://www.amazon.com/Connoisseurs-1050-Diamond-Dazzle-Stik/dp/B00459VM6I

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Golden Gate Bridge

A little baby sized toothbrush that is designated for jewelry cleaning, dishwashing soap and hot (boiling) water. I’ll let it sit in a cup of that for a bit and then scrub it up with the toothbrush. Not sure if that’s what you are supposed to do haha but that’s what I’ve been doing.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Golden Gate Bridge

p.s. mine is rose gold with a diamond as well

Post # 7
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Newbee

I second the diamond dazzle stik! My diamond sparkles like nobody’s business and I’ve turned all my engaged/ married girlfriends to it! I always get asked how my ring sparkles and I whip out the dazzle stik and clean theirs for them lol. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee

Put your ring in a small bowl, add a squirt of Dawn dishwashing liquid, and HOT water. Let it soak til the water cools. Then, dip a toothbrush (I actually use a nail brush) in baking soda and scrub away. Make sure to get in all the crevices. Makes my diamonds shine like crazy!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The dazzle-stik is just standard rubbing alcohol in a pen that acts like a brush pen or a highlighter. They make it sound like it’s some super secret magic that makes it sparkle… nope. Just alcohol.<br /><br />I use dawn and a toothbrush.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I put mine in a container with dish soap and extra hot water and then use tooth brush and tooth paste to shine it up. 

It comes out mega sparkly every time! My ring is 14k gold though, so I’m not sure if it’d be different on Rose gold? I use a baking soda toothpaste and everyone is always impressed at how shiny I keep it!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I just use dawn & I soft toothbrush. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My cleaning procedure is as follows:

put salt, baking soda & a little dish soap in a small dish.

Add hot water.

Add ring, let soak. 

Scrub with toothbrush (the small, soft kind).

Rinse well & dry.

It keeps mine nice and pretty 🙂 I also have it cleaned in the sonic cleaner at the jewelry store twice a year.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Dishwashing liquid and a small brush that came in one of the jewelry cleaner things. You could also use a small toothbrush

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

(*Please note that I have only used this technique on diamonds and sapphires.  Do not use on emerald, opals, pearls, coral, or amber or any other absorbant gemstone.)

I use Johnson’s Baby Oil, Fairy Liquid dish soap (washing up liquid)  two egg cups and (optionally) a squirt of Windex glass cleaner.

1.  Put plug in sink.

2.  Collect ingredients.

Optional

 

3.   Place ring in first egg cup and put enough baby oil in the egg cup to cover the ring.  The baby oil dissolves any old oil, oxidized oil products and dirt on the diamond).

4.  Rinse ring in water under tap.  (This removes most but not all of the Baby Oil.)

5.  Place ring in second egg cup and put enough Fairy Liquid dish soap into the egg cup to cover the ring. (The Fairy Liquid removes the remaining Baby Oil.)  With a complicated setting I would dilute the dish soap slightly so that it gets into all the ring crevices that the oil has previously reached. 

6.  Remove the ring and rinse it under the tap.  This washes away the dish soap.

7.  Put ring back on finger and leave to air dry.

8. (Optional: Before you put the ring back on your finger give a diamond a quick squirt of Windex/Windolene and immediately rinse the ring in water.  Put the ring back on your finger to air dry.  The Windex will just remove any slight smears left on the diamond from the dish soap.)

9. Admire the result.  A perfectly clean diamond even under high magnification.  Voila.

 

No scrubbing, vibrating, harsh chemicals or expensive products involved.

 

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