Cleaning E-Ring at home

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Sugar bee

This works wonderfully with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. Do NOT try this with pearls, opals and emeralds.

Oil builds up over time on diamonds and gradually hardens to form a substance not unlike a resin which is very resistant to the usual jewellery cleaners and dish soap (washing up liquid).

There is a solution. The resin will dissolve easily in new oil.

So the trick is to dip your diamond ring briefly in baby oil. Rinse it in water and THEN put it in the dish soap.

When you take the diamond ring out of the dish soap and rinse it the diamond will be clean. You won’t even need to scrub it.

I use egg cups for the baby oil and dish soap. I always remember to put the plug in the sink!

Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper

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futuremrsmcl :  

This is an interesting and informative thread. I use bicarbonate of soda for everything else, don’t know why l never thought of it for jewellery! 
 5-10 minutes of running hot water sounds like a huge amount of water though, we are very water conservation conscious here in Australia. 

Post # 18
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Helper bee

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Supersleuth :  Wow! This is so informative.  I’ve ever even thought about oil before.  Do you only use baby oil?

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2021

Maybe this is a dumb question, but is there a reason no one really seems to be using a jewelry cleaner (besides cost, I guess)? I have a jewelry cleaner that seems to be, basically, clear liquid soap and came with a little brush that works great from what I can tell. 

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erinebee1 :  Could you share what brand polishing cream you use? 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee

Dish soap and hot water. Occasionally windex!

Post # 21
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Busy bee

I have a lot of gold jewelry so I bought an ultrasonic cleaner after Christmas last year and I love it. I used it recently to clean my grandmother’s original engagement ring and anniversary rings that haven’t been cleaned in years and they came out looking super sparkly

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

I use a Diamond Dazzle stick. It works well!

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

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soonzak :  I buy it from James Avery, here’s a pic of it…. 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2021

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erinebee1 :  Thanks! 

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I use this at least once a week. I soak for a few hours/overnight and then use the little brush around the prints/under the diamond. It works really well!

Post # 27
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Busy bee

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wineosaur :  I love the Diamond Dazzle stick! 

Post # 28
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Busy bee

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Supersleuth :  You posted this recipe awhile ago and it worked so well! Thanks for sharing. 

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