Post # 31
dearjohnbride: i use dawn dish soap usually once a day after work… but I went to a bridal show this past weekend and found a product called Sunshine. IT. IS. AMAIZING!!!! The girl at the booth cleaned my ring and it is soooooo shiny like brand new! She said that even Dawn leaves a bit of residue over time. So I bough the kit ($35) and will clean all my, moms, and sisters jewels. And will clean my ring with it every month or so. It is really an awesone product. http://www.sunshine101.com
Post # 32
Okay I like Dawn but I went to look at some bands today and they offered to clean my ring.
OMG. I cannot stop looking at it, taking pics of it, and just kissing on my fiancé telling him how much I love my ring!!! I cannot believe the sparkle.
Post # 33
This is pretty basic in gemstone cleaning, actually. High carbon stones (like diamonds, sapphires, topaz, etc) really attract/gather oil. So soaps that are degreasers and that break down oil are very good for cleaning them, because they remove the oil from the surface. The higher the carbon content in the stone, the more it attracts grease and the better this works.
Post # 34
I think the difference between Dawn and other soaps is that Dawn has a little ammonia in it – so that is why they say DO NOT MIX WITH BLEACH. I have tried mixing a drop of ammonia into regular dish soap and it seems to work great too, if you don’t have dawn around the house already.
Post # 35
It doesnt have to be Dawn. It can be any dish soap – just not the ones with lotions in them