- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
How do you clean your ring?
I’ve been obsessed with cleaning sapphires especially white sapphires. Thought we could have an interesting talk about cleaning our rings.
Someone shared with me how they clean sapphires. The woman said she used to work in a high end jewelery store and you don’t have to be as careful as what I understood when cleaning them. I found it all very interesting and surprising.
I have always used gentle soap and water to scrub my ring then rinse. Then I would towel dry. But, I found out from a bee that after I rise to hold my ring under a blow dryer. I know this must should weird to some people but the blow dryer makes in really sparkle! Interesting!
On the other side of things I have found some information on line about cleaning rings. Would love to know if anyone has ever tried any of these…
Has your gold jewelry lost some of its sparkle?
Pour vinegar into a small jar, drop in your gold jewelry and twist the lid tightly shut. Let the items soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Shake the jar gently for a few seconds. Remove each piece of jewelry and scrub carefully with a soft toothbrush. Rinse under hot water. Repeat if there’s sludge under the stone. Dry with a clean, soft cloth. The final results should be sparkling! (Don’t use this process on opals and pearls.)
Keep silver jewelry sparkling
Let ketchup do the work of shining tarnished silver. If your ring, bracelet, or earring has a smooth surface, dunk it in a small bowl of ketchup for a few minutes. If it has a tooled or detailed surface, use an old toothbrush to work ketchup into the crevices. To avoid damaging the silver, don’t leave the ketchup on any longer than necessary. Rinse your jewelry clean, dry it, and it’s ready to wear.
Polish gold jewelry
pour a bit of beer (not dark ale!) onto a soft cloth and rubbing it gently over the piece. Use a clean second cloth or towel to dry.
Spray a soft-bristled toothbrush with Windex and gently brush diamond jewelry thoroughly, removing any dirt on the surface of the diamond or dirt that has settled in and around the metal. Be sure to avoid brushes with hard or stiff bristles, as these can scratch the diamond’s setting. Rinse the item(s) in warm water and dry with a lint-free soft cloth.
Soak diamond jewelry in a solution of 1 cup warm water and 1/4 cup ammonia for about 15 minutes, then use a soft-bristled toothbrush to scrub away any remaining grime, especially in the crevices of the setting and underneath the diamond.
The fizzing power that works to soothe your stomach can also clean your jewelry. Drop two antacid tablets into a glass of warm water, followed by your baubles. Let sit for about two minutes in the effervescent solution, then remove and rinse.
blend it with water to create a pasty substance. You then polish it on the jewellery with the use of a toothbrush, cleaning can also be done by finding a large bowl and covering the sides with the aluminium foil, then covering the jewellery with a small amount of baking soda, next pour hot water and wait for the bubbling to stop.
And as always feel free to post ring porn.