(Closed) Baking soda, vodka, or dish soap? (With poll)

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How should I clean my ring?
    baking soda + water : (2 votes)
    6 %
    vodka then rinse : (0 votes)
    dish soap plus water : (24 votes)
    77 %
    other : (5 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    537 posts
    Busy bee

    I said baking soda and water, but Windex and a soft tooth brush then a cold water rinse always works the best for me for my diamond and gold jewelry!

    Post # 3
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    1061 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

    NOTLBride:  i used the baking soda method the day before our engagement photos and it worked great! Post pics.

    Post # 4
    Member
    99 posts
    Worker bee

    I’ve always used toothpaste with an old toothbrush when I clean my rings. The brush really gets in between the small spaces and I think the toothpaste really gives it a nice shine. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1259 posts
    Bumble bee

    If it were me I’d just swing by Fred Meyer Jewelers or any other Jewelry store and ask if they’d be willing to give it a quick clean for me. 

    Post # 6
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    1504 posts
    Bumble bee

    Agree with PP – just go to a jewelers. They should do it for free!

    Post # 7
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    10669 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Vodka?!! No way would I do that! Dish soap and windex is my favorite way. Baking soda is abrasive and could scratch the metal.

    Post # 8
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    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I put a mug with water and dawn in the microwave for about 1 min. Then I drop in my rings and let them sit 15 or so mins. Then I use my baby toothbrush to get around the prongs. I rinse with water while still using baby toothbrush. Then I turn on my jewel jet steamer and steam the crap out of them. they always look like brand new 🙂 

    NOTLBride:  

    Post # 9
    Member
    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    NOTLBride:  I’m a toothpaste/toothbrush girl myself. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    550 posts
    Busy bee

    Hydrogen peroxide works too. I use that about once a week to get the gunk out from in the channel set (it gives me a rash if I leave it longer). I like the bubbles, it makes me believe it’s working. I also do the dish soap as well.

    Post # 11
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    8993 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Dawn and a toothbrush. No need for anything else.

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    Post # 12
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    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I use hot water and dishsoap. I let it soak a few minutes and pull it out and scrub gently with a baby toothbrush (sesame street just in case you care :P) and rinse it well. It comes out just as sparkly as it was the first time I put it on!

    I do this at least every other week (if not weekly), takes no time and doesn’t damage anything. The dish soap gets the oils off which is what really dulls a ring.

    Post # 13
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    1375 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    You can try using cloudy ammonia, warm water and a bit of soap powder from your laundry. It makes the gold sparkle like new and the diamonds are super shiny and sparkly. I do this once a week with my rings, it’s so cheap and it’s the best method I’ve tried! Good luck and please post pictures of your rings! X

    Post # 14
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    1382 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I got a free jewelry cleaning kit from the jeweler when our rings were purchased. I also get them cleaned for free every couple months. I prefer to let the professionals handle it or use what methods they recommend. *shrug*

    Post # 15
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    1123 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Bring it to a jewelers or use a soft toothbrush with some dish soap.

    I clean my moissanite ring with a silver polishing cloth, which gets the gunk off and makes the metal (white gold) shiny again.

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