(Closed) Cleaning my ring. . . it sparkles so much now

posted 12 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

You are so funny suzhowe   My mom uses an old toothbrush to clean her jewelry. When they moved out of our old house (I still live here) she left the toothbrush at the window sill (where she would do her cleaning) and I’ve used it ever since. She used to get her jewelry cleaned at the jewelry shop but after using a toothbrush she hasn’t gone back.

Post # 4
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

question- do you use any cleaning solution with it or do you just use water?

And do you just scrub with the head the way you would with any toothbrush or do you turn the sonicare on and use the sonicness to clean it? 

Post # 5
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I also use my sonicare toothbrush!  I don’t use it the same way I do on my teeth — I just hold the toothbrush in one place and move the ring through the bristles.  I use water when I’m in a hurry and my jewelry cleaner once a week. 

I also take it to my jeweler to get cleaned  for special occasions (he’s the same one that made it) because he can get rid of the small scratches in the gold that I can’t (it is 18k, so a little soft).

Post # 6
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve also used the toothbrush to clean jewelry. With silver jewelry I use the toothbrush and toothpaste. It works great!

Post # 7
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve been told by my jeweler to use a solution of dilute windex.  Add 1/2 windex and half water and a toothbrush (gently).  Then steam the ring when you’re done.

Because I work in the hospital and have to use that icky Purell stuff like 100 times a day, I have to clean the ring frequently.

Post # 8
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

using detergent in hot water and letting my sprakles soak in them for 20 mins, works for me. i rinse it and use a toothbrush to clear away the dirt. my sparkes are back in action

Post # 9
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I put my ring in a bowl and add some really hot water and let it sit for a while. Then clean it with a toothbrush and windex…

Norcal bride… thats soooo cute! 

Post # 10
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have an ultra-sonic jewelery cleaner that I got as a gift (it’s from Brookstone) that seems to do a similar thing to the toothbrush trick… it just uses water only and it ultra-sonicly vibrates the jewelry.  It gets my jewelry super clean and sparkly and I can use it as frequently as I want since it’s just water and no scrubbing!  I’m a big advocate of this jewelry cleaner.


Post # 11
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My jeweler gave me these instructions:  take a teacup, and pour hot hot water into it, along with a capful of rubbing alcohol and a drop of dish detergent.  Let the ring sit there happily for 10 minutes.  Then (after closing the drain on the sink) brush it with an old soft toothbrush, under running water for a few minutes.  Then blow on it to dry.  Works like a charm.

Post # 12
106 posts
Blushing bee

I have something called a Jewel Jet that lets me steam clean my ring at home….was a Valentine’s gift when we were engaged.  🙂  Now that we are married, my husband cleans our rings every Sunday. He rather likes the gadget.

Post # 13
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Isn’t it fun when it’s all sparkly?  I get mine steam-cleaned at the jeweler, but I also have an ultra-sonic cleaner, and a little jar of pink stuff from the jeweler that you just soak the ring in for about 10 minutes and then pat it dry.

FYI – you need to go to a basketball game.  Or a hockey game.  The stadium lights are the best thing ever – your ring will sparkle like crazy with all that light.

Post # 14
18 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

I also use an old toothbrush to clean my ring.  I use a small amount of dishwasher detergent that has jet dry in it.  I also heard that using vodka works well.  Has anyone tried this?

Post # 15
44 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

My ring is from Blue Nile. The ring came with cleaning instructions. It says to soak the ring in a solution of 1 part ammonia to 6 parts water, then buff with a soft cloth. Then I saw in another website that it should be 50/50 ammonia to water. Both proportions work okay. Then I use an old electric toothbrush (not Sonicare, though, just one of those Spinbrush things) on the diamond.

When we had the ring re-sized, the jeweler steam-cleaned it and it sparkled like never before. Steam cleaning is great but it can get quite expensive to have it done often.

Post # 16
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You can get one of those steam cleaners (I have a Euroshark) and just steam it with that. It works quite well.

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