(Closed) Aquamarine

posted 12 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have a diamond but feel I’m qualifed to respond b/c I have the same problem. Mine is in a six-prong solitaire setting, it’s set ‘low’ like I requested, but by design isn’t protected by anything so it gets really smudgy by the end of the day. I literally clean it almost every day b/c it’s just a shame that the cut is excellent and it has a bunch of smudges. And my siter’s ring is a three stone and she doesn’t have this problem.

Post # 5
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have a cushion cut ring, it’s set kind of high and have the prongs that are like a v on each corner – if that makes sense.

My ring gets sooooooo flithy. It’s soo clear and seems like a perfect diamond, but when it gets dirty – I look at it and it’s just foggy and smudged too. 

I take it to get cleaned once a week- but it’s really close to me and easy. I also have an at home cleaner I use daily and my mom told me to use a soft toothbrush and just water and that seems to work well.

Post # 6
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have a light blue topaz I wear on my right hand. It gets filthier than my diamond. I can’t keep ti sparkly for more than a day or so, it drives me bonkers. It looks fake unless it’s all clean and sparkly, to me =(

I use a toothbrush on mine, too. 

Post # 7
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a tanzanite ring and a neptune topaz that I have the same problem with! Just lots of self cleaning seems to be the only remedy 🙁

Post # 8
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have two aqua’s and a blue topaz.  I honestly use the cleaning solution in the jar you get at the store, but if I’m breezing thru the mall, I bring them and pay to have them cleaned professionally. 

My right hand ring is a gorgeous aqua!  Surrounded in diamonds with iolites flanking it.  3 cts baby!  I’m also born in march and love that as my birthstone! 

Post # 9
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My e-ring has two aquas on each side and then three small sapphires beside those too. I really don’t have a problem, but then again it might be because they aren’t the center stones. My jeweler told me I don’t even need a brush.  Just sit your ring in a bowl with some luke warm water and Windex while you are cooking or washing dishes and it will do the job.  Give it a rinse and pat dry and you are good to go.

Another thing to consider, do you wear your ring ALL the time? While you cook, work in the yard, etc? If so, that might be a reason why.

Post # 10
2694 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have an aquamarine center stone halo setting. And yes it does get dirty.  I do keep it on when I wash my hands and recommend all of you to keep yours on.  I have heard stories of girls leaving their rings on the counter of the sink at resturants at work etc and they are gone before they have a chance to remember and go back in to get them.  Sidebar.. Sorry

As for cleaning mine. I try to clean it once a week. My jeweler gave me some amazing cleaner with a little brush.  That seems to really help. 

Not much you can do. All stones will look dirty quickly.  I’ve had a 3 stone e-ring before (I had to give it back) but it always got dirty too.


Post # 11
5150 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I always have my ring cleaned professionally when possible.

Last time I went to look at wedding bands with my FH they cleaned it for free 🙂

Post # 12
5 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

My mother’s engagement ring is aquamarine, and she has the same problem. Even a recent trip to the jewelers didn’t get it completely clean. She’s found what she has to do is get in there with a toothbrush every once in a while and clean the underside as well as the top.

Post # 13
107 posts
Blushing bee

SUPER hot water, dish soap and some windex, scrub with a baby brush

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