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

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@S2013:  I used jewelry cleaner and a small brush. They say a little ammonia and water works too!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

bumping so i can read later!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I didn’t get my ring from Shane Co., but I read on their website about how to clean sapphires and diamonds.

What they say to do (and I have tried) is to mix one part ammonia to six parts water. I actually have used windex and it worked just fine, but I would like to start using ammonia from now on just to be safe.

I make sure the water is warm, swish the mixure around, then let my ring sit in it for about five minutes or so. Then I use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean grime off of the stones, then the sides where metal is showing. After that I hold my ring in front of a fan so that there are no water spots, and use a soft cloth to shine up the top.

Works like a charm every time! Good luck, hope his helps!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Warm water, ammonia, and a soft toothbrush πŸ™‚ 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I use jewerly cleaner, but I have also tried windex with hot water, it worked pretty well. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

unless your ring is extremely dirty and grimey warm water and dish soap with a very soft tooth brush is great … You don’t want to use chemicals regularly because it can eat away at the metal   When you get your ring professionally cleaned it it with an ultra sonic cleaner and eventhough there is a special solution for it I have also seen a lot of people use dish soap when they run out and then the steam cleaner is what really makes your stones sparkle ! and it also depends one what stones you have only the harder stones like sapphire and diamond are recommended for those types of cleanings and softer stones are recommended to have soap and water cleanings only and no jewelry cleaners and chemicals what so ever 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

As told to me by the jeweller after an embarrasing incident involving a suspected missing stone which turned out to be a trapped tomato seed.

Place rings in small pan (arabian coffe b=pan/milk pan are perfect)

Squirt a drop of washing liquid in along with water – about quarter way filled

Bring to simmer gently for a few minutes

Take off the heat and leav to cool slightly

Take ring out and with a soft tooth brush clean the ring – as you would a baby’s first teeth

Rinse and leave on a kitchen towel to dry

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Best, safest, easiest way. Better than using chemicals on your precious.

Mix baking soda and warm water into a paste.

Rub it around your ring.

Run it under warm water.

Tada, clean!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I use the Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stick! Then pat with a towel and blow dry with a hairdryer! Suuuper clean and sparkly. Trust me πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We stop in the at the jewelers about once a month to get my ring cleaned (and FH pays the ring bill, i check out all the new shiny things to add to my birthday/x-mas list).  Anyway — I love the way all of my rings look when they’re done with them.  Turns out it’s just water and dish washing soap.  She suggested doing it no more than once a week — mix some warm water with dish soap, let it soak for 5-10 minutes, and use an old toothbrush to get into all the little nooks and crannies.  Works perfectly and my rings are always shiny.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Once or twice a week i let it sit in hot tap water for 5-10 minutes and then use a baby soft toothbrush to clean it.  Mine has stayed nice a sparkly doing that. But i also make sure not to wear it any time it might get dirty. Also its a solitare so i dont have to deal with pesky small diamonds or pave or anything like that. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I would not use ammonia, it leaves a residue which attracts oils.  I would sugest 50/50 *distilled* water and vinegar and a drop of dish soap.  Soak and scrub with a new baby toothbrush.  Use distilled water because even bottled water or filtered water has minerals on it that build up on your stone.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I use the blue nile cleaner.  It was $8 bucks, comes with a brush and leaves it sparkling clean.

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