(Closed) Best way to clean rings

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I will second the Sparkle bright!  I have used it on everything from my silver horse show buckles to my diamond engagement ring!  It is fantastic and will make your jewelry look cleaner and sparklier than ever before!

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You only want to use ammonia if your ring is platinum. It your metal is gold, ammonia is harmful to it. I do very warm distilled water mixed with Dawn or Mr. Clean, scrubbed with a very soft toothbrush, rinse with warm water, dry with a non abrasive cloth or blow dryer on cool. I’d love to get a steam cleaner as ultrasonics are supposed to be bad fo pave

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i would love an ultrasonic cleaner.

right now i just use dishsoap and water and a toothbrush.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I have a loupe.  So far, in testing this very question a month back, I noticed that when I just spray a smidge of windex and then rinse it under full-blast warm water, the loupe sees clear diamond.  If I use soap and even brush with a baby toothbrush there are filaments under the loupe, even blasting under warm water.  Also, try drying the ring off in non-linty material, if you can.  But honestly no matter what, the moment you leave the house moisterizer, pollen, dust, makeup, etc. will stick.  I say just let it go and clean twice/once a week and go and live life, lol.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@womanofsubstance:  

Agreed, Dawn and a toothbruh is the way to go.  Leaves your ring super sparkly But be sure to use a brush that’s not hard.  

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MissAmbieJ:  I clean mine with the steamer of my coffee machine!Works an absolute treat and no chemicals involved!

Just have to be careful not to burn yourself!

Post # 23
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Bumble Beekeeper

@engagedandinlove:  This is brilliant! Do you mean, like the milk steamer part of a cappuchino machine? That is so clever! I looked into buying a steamer like they have at jewelry stores because nothing gets a diamond as clean as that does, but they were ridiculously expensive. … Cappuchino machines can be expensive to but you can have coffee AND clean jewelry!! 

Also, to OP, I used to know several jewelers who all used ammonia. When customers asked, they recommended Windex (blue ammonia) or dish soap. Toothpaste makes diamonds sparkle, but can scratch metal and softer stones.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

@MissAmbieJ:  Baking soda and dish soap! Works sooooooo good!

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I clean mine about once a week using the Red Jewelry Cleaner. I’m pretty sure this is similar to the solution that most jewelers use

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MissAmbieJ:  I seriously use a toothbrush and water and just brush softly. It gets super super clean and sparkly!

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been using toothpaste and a toothbrush – works like a charm!

Post # 28
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Newbee

I keep an extra soft toothbrush next to my bathroom sink and brush mine with a little handsoap after I brush my teeth in the mornings. However, I do get extra nervous cleaning my ring over the sink even though I keep it on my finger and hold it on with my thumb the whole time. 

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I use Conniseurs Jewelry Gel that comes with a brush. I’ve used baking soda too and while that works ok, my ring is a bezel halo so I have to get underneath the setting and scrub the bottom of the diamond too.  Love the container because it’s small and compact so you can take it anywhere.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@engagedandinlove:  that’s what i do too! my jeweller uses steam to clean it and told me i can use the steamer on my espresso machine. i usually do a pre-cleaning with the liquid stuff they gave me and then do the steam.

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@akelle13:  Our jeweler said don’t use toothpaste! It can be really abrasive and scratch the metal.

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