(Closed) Cleaning your ring

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I try to clean it every 2 weeks but that’s just because I’m obsessive, it doesn’t need it that often lol. I microwave a cup of water for 2 minutes, add a few drops of dishwashing fluid, leave my ring in there until the water cools, scrub with a toothbrush and rinse. Sparkly!!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I use the little red jar. I soak it for about 45 minutes because the side diamonds on mine get SO DINGY so quickly. It’s very disheartening. I clean it at least once a week. More if I remember. I worry that is too often/too long/too much, but I think it looks bad if I don’t. I am so obsessive about how dingy the side diamonds look (it’s just the way they are set; grime kind of nestles in I guess) that Fiance and I have talked about possibly resetting it someday. So maybe I’m not a good measure for this one…

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

@Amaryllis:You leave it in the red jar that long? I was scared to leave mine in for longer than the like 30seconds it says on the package.

Post # 6
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216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

i know its crazy, but i use non-gel toothpaste and a toothbrush. makes everything sparkle again!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I leave mine in the red jar for a good half hour too. My jeweler said that as long as it’s gold or platinum and has diamonds only, that it’s pretty safe to leave in for as long as you want. The metals are strong enough for it not to affect them…just clean them.

I’m also in the boat of cleaning them a lot when I first got them. Now it’s once every few months after they’ve gotten pretty bad. I was so excited to go back to the jeweler to help my younger brother buy his fiance’s ring. No one ever gets them cleaner than the jeweler!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i was given jewelry cleaner from the jeweler. i asumme its ok to use? i just drop it in there, shake it around for a few minutes and rinse it with cold water… i have 4 tubs of this stuff at home haha – we got one with each ring (his, mine and ering) and then his needed to be sized so they gave us another when it was ready to be picked up. may have to try these other methods though.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

OMG… I’ve been engaged since August and I’ve never cleaned it! Shame on me!!

What’s the red jar??

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I also use the red jar — that’s the cleaning solution they gave me from Long’s.  I clean my ring every 1-2 days.  The solution is pretty inert, so I often leave my ring in for longer than 30 seconds.  My ring always comes out so sparkly after!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I use ammonia-free Windex (it’s purple, not blue) with a toothbrush — makes it shine and sparkle like crazy!

I’ve also heard club soda works nicely.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am a toothbrush and toothpaste girl!  Jeweler told me to use it and it works.  No need to pay for fancy cleaners.

Post # 13
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94 posts
Worker bee

I clean my once a month professional at a jewelry store and get it inspected to..Laughing

Post # 14
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

What’s the red jar you’re all talking about?  Can I buy one of these red jars somewhere?

Post # 15
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5977 posts
Bee Keeper

The Red Jar! Or at least what I took to mean the red jar :o)

You can buy them at Bed, Bath and Beyond!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MapleMoose: I use the red jar from Long’s, too πŸ™‚ 

It’s mostly (or only?) ammonia and water, and they said I could leave it in for however long I felt like it.  Soak, brush with a clean (designated for ring-cleaning only) toothbrush, rinse under cold water, and try not to touch the rock when I put it back on!

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