Post # 1
I’m doing engagement photos tomorrow, and want to give my ring a good clean tonight! After a quick google search, it looks like these are three pretty popular cleaning methods I could pull off with what I have at home.
So I want to know: Which ones have you tried? What works, and is there any method that I should definitely avoid? (ring is diamond and white gold)
Post # 2
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
- 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
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
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
Agree with PP – just go to a jewelers. They should do it for free!
Post # 7
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
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 🙂
Post # 9
NOTLBride: I’m a toothpaste/toothbrush girl myself.
Post # 10
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
Dawn and a toothbrush. No need for anything else.
Post # 12
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
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
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
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.