(Closed) Best way to clean your ring???

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SoontobeMsL: I use the cleaner I got at the store. It works great for me. I have micropave and although I love have the ring professionally cleaned, it makes me nervous to take it to the jeweler TOO often because I don’t want to knock a stone loose!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The below is from Project Wedding Wink  And I know that Mrs Nachos also did a great post re: how to clean your bling!

“Cleaning: For diamond engagement ring care, simply soak in warm water for at least 30 minutes using a liquid detergent. Another method for engagement ring care regarding diamond settings involves soaking your ring in a solution consisting of 50 parts ammonia and 50 parts cool water. Once out of the solution, use a soft brush to tap the front and back of the ring, in hopes of loosening any dirt. Rinse again in the solution, and then pat dry.”

EDIT – – here is Mrs Nachos post, its the most helpful Laughing

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Of course, the best option is to take it to a jeweler, but I have known people who use warm water with a very mild soap and a soft tooth brush to help clean off any junk that gets stuck in the prongs.  That never affected any of the rings that I have seen, so it might be a good “at home” option.  Note though that often if you take it back to the store, they will offer free cleanings on anything you bought there!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Toothpaste!  A little toothpaste on a soft toothbrush will shine it up quite quickly!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I bought some jewelry cleaner from where we got our wedding rings from. It’s a massive tub so I figure it’ll last a while!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Mrs.KMM:

I hear toothpaste can be abrasive to the ring, especially if it is white gold.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I use soap any soap really warm water and a toothbrush and it cleans it so beautiful!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I use 1 part ammonia to 8 parts warm water. I leave it soaking for about 10-15 minutes and then use a soft toothbrush to get any excess dirt. Works like a charm!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hot water and some mild dish detergent. On diamonds you can use ammonia or windex, but those can be damaging to other stones. A soft-bristle toothbrush helps too.

Never toothpaste! It is very abrasive and scratches up the metal. You may not notice it the first few times (though you would if you looked at your ring using a loupe!), but eventually your ring will look bad.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve had good luck with the little red container cleaner…it came from the same shop as my ring, so I figure it’s ok.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@plantains: and @abbyful: My mom has cleaned her jewelery with toothpaste for 25 years and has never once had an issue with it.  Actually, jewelers often comment how nice her rings look when she takes them in for professional cleanings before bigger events and such.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I’ve been using my Clarisonic to clean my ring. Works like a charm!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@FutureKMM , I’m just sharing what I read on PriceScope.

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