Post # 17
I use a tablespoon of baking soda and hot/warm water. I let them sit in the mixture for roughly five minutes, then with a soft child’s toothbrush, I gently scrub them, then rinse and wipe clean. I do this with my rings, necklaces and bracelets. I also clean SO’s rings this way too.
Post # 19
@FutureMrsV2016: There was another thread on here from a while back that talked about using espresso machine steam as well as placing it in the basket of your coffee maker (minus the coffee of course). A lot of ppl said it worked great.
Naturally, depending on the types of stones you have, you want to be careful of using heat (some cannot tolerate it). Also, if your pave has any sort of jewelers glue holding the stones in place, I would think heat might not be a good idea.
Post # 20
I use windex and scrub with a soft toothbrush, then put in REALLY hot water. It comes out so sparkly!
Post # 21
I soak my ring in warm water and dish soap, then get in the cracks with a q-tip or tiny brush.
Then I rinse and soak in windex. Rinse again and dry.
Post # 22
@urchin: that’s what I do too! But I haven’t done the last step! Will do that when I get my hands on some windex! Thanks!
Post # 23
I soak mine in windex for a little while, then use a soft toothbrush to clean it…rinse in windex, wipe and wear. Stays clean for a long time..and sparkly!
Post # 24
just go to your local jewelry store and have it professional cleaned. Most of them will do it for free. it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Post # 25
- Wedding: October 2014 - Squaw Valley
@jujee: One of the best tips I ever received: The blow dryer! After you clean it (whatever recipe/solution you use) give it a quick warm water rince and then place on a dry washcloth or rag and use your blowdryer to dry it. (I don’t do it too hot) I’ve been doing it with my diamond studs for a couple years, (it even helped with the CZ studs I had before) and now I use it for my e-ring everytime. Makes a BIG difference.
Also, I received this http://www.amazon.com/Sonic-CD-2800-Ultrasonic-Jewelry-Cleaner/dp/B001DKDAVW ultrasonic cleaner as an engagement gift & I love it. It’s fun and impressive how sparkly they get! I clean all of my friend’s jewelry when they come over.
Post # 26
For a while I used a recipe I found on Pinterest, it had dish soap, windex, baking soda and dish detergent (and water). But now I just use water and an old electric tooth brush 🙂
Post # 27
Dip ring in baby oil to soften any oil already on your diamond. Then rinse ring in water. Then dip in dish soap (washing up liquid). Then rinse in water again. Then a quick squirt with windex (Windolene) and a last rinse in water. Put ring on finger and allow to air dry.
This gives a perfect finish without any need for soaking, ultrasound, or brushing. It’s incredibly quick and easy. The fact that it involves no frequent ultrasound or scrubbing (with a toothbrush electric or otherwise) means that there is no gradual physical damage to the ring due to scrubbing or vibration. It’s all at room temperature and so there is no expansion and contraction of settings.
My solitaire ring has a twice yearly checkup at the jewellers. My jeweller commented last month about the very good condition of my diamond and my ring.
Post # 28
My jeweler who also owns a large jewelry manufacturing business said the best way to clean my ring (diamond and white gold) is with Ammonia, a toothbrush, and a plug in the drain 😉
Post # 29
I was going to say the best advice I was given is to dry my ring with a blow dryer. I do this after I soak my ring in water and baby soap. For some reason the blow dryer makes a difference. Best advice I ever got! Sometimes I even think if the soak does not clean my ring well enough the blow dryer still makes it shine a great deal.
If interested here is an old post I started on ring cleaning. I love hearing what others do to keep their ring shiney.
Ring cleaning post…