Post # 1
I was searching the internet high and low for the inside scoop on the best e-ring cleaning methods when I realized the best resources was right under my nose (or should I saw right in my bookmarks folder)…weddingbee!
I bought one of those ultrasonic jewlery cleaners and it doesn’t workvery well (boooo). I need help! I know you all will have great suggestions.
So I am wondering, what do you ladies do at home to keep your diamonds all sparkly and beautiful? Any special tricks you have to share? Advice on keeping it in top shape?
Thanks for your help!!
Post # 3
What type of metal is your ring? Different metals react differently to different cleansers. Example: don’t use anything abrasive with white gold since the plating will wear off sooner.
What type of setting do you have? I’ve heard that ultrasonic cleaners can often loosen pave set stones.
I’ve heard various tricks like dish washing detergent, windex, ammonia. I do definitely know not to use bleach or anything bleach based on a diamond, since it will cause it to yellow (same goes for swimming in chlorinated pools).
Best bet would be to ask your jeweler. I just bring mine in every once in a while to get cleaned.
Post # 4
This might not help you…
but I visit the jewelry stores at the mall EVERY time I go. They have free jewelry cleaning service, so I can get my rings, earrings, whatever cleaned for free. They do a good job and it’s quick. I find that my ring stays cleaner between professional cleanings this way, too. And I don’t put on lotion or hair product while I’m wearing my ring.
With my old engagment ring (from a previous engagement) I used to clean it at home with warm water and a new, SUPER soft toothbrush, except that wasn’t so good with channel-set diamonds as it popped a couple out. I swear, I wasn’t rubbing it THAT hard, but channel settings are pesky buggers like that.
Anyway, I’ll be checking back here because I’d like some tips, too.
Post # 5
Mrs. Bell Pepper blogged on this not too long ago and there are a number of responses that may be helpful: http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/01/06/so-how-do-you-clean-your-bling/
Post # 6
I use some jewelry cleaner that comes in a red plastic jar … conniseur’s, i think? It’s the one my mom always used. But, in a pinch, a little gentle soap and SUPER hot water works wonders!
Post # 7
I actually have an industrial ultrasonic cleaner (for machined parts) at work, but I also use a solution that my jeweler gave me at home. You just soak it for a while and then brush the goop out. I’m sure you can buy it in a number of places.
Post # 8
My ring is split prong with micropave, so it has tendency to look dark and collect dust. A jeweler told me to just use a soft toothbrush with Dawn and it sparkles like crazy.
If you have an espresso machine with a milk steamer, you can use tweezers to hold in in the steam, but make sure you pad the tweezers.
Post # 9
My ring is platinum and also has pave along the setting…
I actually use a GREAT cleaner that works WONNNNDERS:
Post # 10
I have an antique ring (approx 75 years old) with lots of little stones and details and I was afraid of being rough with it and having stones fall out.
I asked the jeweler we purchased the ring from (manufactures jewelry and refurbishes estate pieces like mine) and they suggested a soft tooth brush.
I’m still paranoid so I’m very gentle, but it works!
And like others I don’t put on lotions or hair products while wearing my ring.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2018 - Rancho del Cielo, Malibu, CA
i bought the tiffany’s ring cleaner liquid that comes with a little brush…you have to scrub the ring gently with the brush, rinse under hot water, and then dab it dry and use a blow dryer. It looks brand new every time! the cleaner stuff is only about $10-15. it’s probably just detergent, but hey, it works!
Post # 12
I use a little bit of Shaklee’s Basic-H (featured on Oprah’s get clean/green episode) and a very soft kid’s toothbrush. Not only does it clean my ring, but it is all natural, streak free and you can use it on EVERYTHING.
Post # 13
Thanks for all the great suggestions! You’re the best! I knew polling the hive would work. I tried a few of the tips myself and my rings look like new! And if there are any more tricks/suggestions out there, I would still love to hear them. Thanks so much!
Post # 14
I use Dawn dish washing detergent on a baby tooth brush. It works AMAZINGLY for me! 😀
Post # 15
I’ve used contact solution to get the dirt and grime off of my ring, and it comes out sparkly clean. I only leave it in for about 10-15 minutes or so.
Post # 16
I heard windex or liquid soap b/c it can get out the oil that regular hand soap can. Just don’t use anythign with bleach