Post # 1
My jeweller gave me a tub of cleaner for diamonds (its a pink liquid that smells like ammonia – dont remember what it’s called) and told me that the longer I leave my ring in there the better. But on the tub it says only 2 minutes. I’m a bit wary really so I don’t know if I could leave it in there. I’m also slightly worried it could ruin my white gold. She also told me its impossible to damage a diamond which I don’t think is true?
Post # 3
I’m sure it’s possible to damage a diamond, but I don’t think you’re going to with that stuff.
I have a tub of the stuff you buy at Target in the red plastic jar (Connesseuirs or something, however you spell it). I’m sure it’s like Dawn dish soap and water or something, but whatever.
A few times a week, when I’m taking a shower, I just drop it in there. I get out, scrub it with the little brush, rinse and put back on. It always makes the ring look sparkly new. The jar also says put it in for 2 minutes or whatever, but it is in there for 15 – 60 minutes when I do it and it is fine.
I didn’t want anything complicated (heat up water in the microwave, mix with baking soda, blah blah – all this other stuff I’ve seen online), and I wanted something I could easily stash in my medicine cabinet. To me, being able to clean it more frequently is better than a slightly better cleaner that you rarely use because it is a hassle.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t worry. I used to work at Reeds Jewelers and I’ve cleaned a billion rings!! Haha, the only thing I would be worried about is scrubbing. Be gentle when you scrub because sometimes stones are loose and you don’t realize it until they fall out. And about your white gold, white gold is a rhodium plating over yellow gold so once your white gold starts to get a yellowish tinge to it just pop in at your jeweler and ask to replate your white gold. It’s usually about 40 bucks.
Post # 5
I usually just leave mine in for the recommended time and it gets really clean. I just drop it in when I use the bathroom, lol, and take it out after I’ve washed my hands.
Post # 6
I use the red tub too. I drop it in every shower then wipe it clean. If you are scared to use the tuff given to you, go buy something from Target.
Post # 7
I’ve got a variety of gemstone and (small) diamond rings and I find the best thing is a soft toothbrush and some soap!! Use the toothbrush while you rinse too to remove all of the soap. Then a nice buff afterwards. Seems to remove most everyday dirt and grime-I recently cleaned my grandmothers ring which I inherited which had a lot of black grime in the nooks and it cleaned it up a treat! Sometimes simple things work just as well… 🙂