Post # 1
- Wedding: December 1969 - Montsalvat, Victoria
Hi bees, looking for the best home cleaning tips for my engagement and wedding bands! Mine are white gold and diamonds so I’d appreciate any tips on how to keep them sparkling clean in between visits to the jeweller!
Post # 2
Amonia and dawn with water soak and brush with baby toothbrush (soft bristles)
Post # 3
I bought a mini ultrasonic cleaner for about $35. I’ve used it twice in the 3 weeks Ive had it and my rings are cleaner than they’ve ever been before.
Post # 4
I also have an ultrasonic cleaner. I use it along with a soft toothbrush, together that does a pretty good job between trips to the jeweler. I don’t think anything compares to the shot of steam they use in the store to really get them super sparkly though.
Post # 5
Ultrasonics are great at getting grime off, but please be aware that they can cause micro pave diamonds to fall out & can crack already compromised stones. Antique diamond cuts are not recommended for ultrasonic cleaning.
I know this is fine for most people, but I collect antique & vintage jewelry, so I am very careful. My preferred method is hot water & a drop of liquid dish soap; I let the item sit for 5 minutes, then use a clean tiny paintbrush to gently scrub all the crevices. I then rinse (make sure your plug the drain) and dry the item with a soft cloth.
Post # 6
Same as PP – hot water and dish soap. I let it sit in the mixture for 5 or 10 minutes, then clean with a soft brush, and rinse.
Post # 7
My engagement ring is platinum, but my wedding band is 18k wg. I use a diamond dazzle stik to quickly clean them in the morning (I try to do it everyday since I love sparkly clean rings, but if I’m running late, I’ll just skip it). Then once every few weeks, I’ll dump them in my cheap Amazon ultrasonic with a few drops of dish soap for a better clean. My wedding band is pavé and I haven’t had any issues yet.
Post # 8
Second the diamond dazzle stick! I also soak mine in hot windex then clean with a soft bristle toothbrush daily. Works like a charm.
Post # 9
Agree with PP’s on using an ultrasonic cleaner with a little dawn dish soap! Then I gently brush with a soft bristle toothbrush, rinse, and dry with a microfiber cloth. If I want to spend the extra time, I’ll use the steam nozzle on our espresso machine to give it that extra shine!
Post # 10
I agree with mrsamber :
I bought an ultrasonic off amazon and it makes my ring sparkle like crazy after only 2 minutes. Definitely worth the cost!
Post # 11
I soak mine in hot water + a drop of dish soap while I shower. Then scrub with a diamond dazzle stick and dry with a soft eyeglass cloth.