Best home cleaning tips for white gold and diamond rings?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Amonia and dawn with water soak and brush with baby toothbrush (soft bristles)

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2018

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2019

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
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Helper bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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
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Bumble Beekeeper

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
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Helper bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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
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Newbee

I agree with 

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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
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Blushing bee

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. 

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