What remedies do you use for cleaning your sparkle?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

oxstardust421xo:  I just use a little bit of dish soap and warm water. I clean all the little crevices with a soft toothbrush. I can’t really comment on how good or bad that is for my ring as I haven’t had it for very long, only cleaned it a couple of times. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I use dawn dish soap, a toothbrush, and hot water. I’ve been doing it for a year and so far, so good! I have a solitaire though, I’m not sure if that would bee to harsh for pave.

Post # 4
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Newbee

What about drugstore jewelry that’s all sparkly gold when you get it, then it starts to tarnish (?) and gets all dull and gray.  It’s not real metal, just fake gold stuff.  How do you clean that back to sparkly gold?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

jackie376:  If it’s fake gold, you can’t get it back to that sparkly gold…the outer gold layer has been removed. 

My rings are white gold and I usually just wash with soap and water, and get in cleaned at the store every 6 months for inspection. 

For sterling silver jewelry, you can take a pan/bowl and line it with tin foil, sprinkle some baking soda in it and place your jewelry in…then pour boiling water to cover the jewelry…any tarnish on sterling silver jewelry will come right off within a few minutes.  Rinse jewelry off and dry. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

oxstardust421xo:  I got told by my jeweler to steam or even boil my platinum ring. Like, put my ring in a tea ball used for loose leaf tea and hold it above boiling water or even dunk it. At the jewelers, they have a high pressured steamer to clean the jewelry there. 

I havent tried it – have any bees used this boiling method  before? 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  Gabrielle713.
Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just use dish soap and warm water. I also have an ultrasonic cleaner. I’ve heard wonderful things about Windex as well.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Old Church/Art Museum

BEST REMEDY EVER, I get SO excited to share this with people!<br /><br />Detox Shampoo and a disposable mascara wand! (Or the end of your eyebrow makeup brush).<br /><br />I am in the hair industry so I am constantly around these things, it essentially costs nothing for me which is AMAZING.  And it literally gets it to shine so bright, I can’t take my eyes off of it, every. single. time!!!<br /><br />Aveda’s Detox shampoo is the absolute best option, however…Aveda doesn’t sell it for consumer use.  But any clarifying shampoo will do the trick, and all you need is a little dot!! 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I use Windex and a soft toothbrush.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

oxstardust421xo:  I throw water in a coffee cup, out it in the microwave til it’s almost boiling- pull it out, let it cool for a moment, add a litel windex, and let my rings sit in there for awhile.  Then I take a soft bristled toothbrush (really soft) and clean my rings.  Rinse and dry.

They sparkle like crazy.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Gabrielle713:  I have dropped my ring into a cup that had boiling water in it- but not over a stove.  While I have read it’s a recommended method for some, I have also read that in some cases, it *could* mishape the metal.  I don’t know if that’s true or not….

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I bought a steam cleaner for my ring because both bands have side stones… from amazon.com. 

 

Safe and efficient… best thing I bought for myself !!

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