Post # 1
I just had a quick question about ring cleaning. Okay, so I’m a bit embarrassed to admit it, but up until very recently, like June 2013, I didn’t know you were supposed to clean your diamonds. For my birthday, my boyfriend bought me my first ever diamond necklace from Kay, and I saw that it came with a lifetime guarantee and a free cleaning every six months. I had that “oh” moment. See, I was never into diamonds or anything fancy before. While I occasionally like to look at them in the mall or maybe a magazine or whatever, I never really pictured myself actually wearing diamonds. Even my earrings are cheaper earrings that I get in the sensitive ear section. Ever since I got it, I have worn this necklace every single day and I can now see myself wearing diamonds.
Since I have been so lucky that my necklace comes with a free cleaning at any Kay store, I was wondering how you bees clean your rings if you got your rings off the internet, or if your rings were purchased in another state or country, or if the store where it was purchased doesn’t have a free cleaning offer? I ask because most rings I see that I like are all online.
Thank you for taking time to answer 🙂
Post # 3
@slytherinvixen: I drop into the local jeweller where my ring came from whenever I’m in the area for a cleaning. But also, they gave FI a cleaning solution and kit with the ring that he then gave me that I use to clean it about once a week at home.
Post # 4
dishsoap, warm water and a soft toothbrush
Post # 5
i use a little red jar of jewelry cleaner you can get it at Walmart for like $6
Post # 6
I read somewhere that you can use toothpaste but, apparently, that is terrible for gold as gold is so much softer than a diamond. I really wish I would have found this out before trying it a couple times…so I don’t have a great suggestion, just avoid toothpaste.
Post # 7
When I clean mine at home I use a baby toothbrush (Spongebob themed, if we’re gettin’ technical ) and dish soap. Sometimes I let it soak in a bowl of warm soapy water for a while before I scrub it. Otherwise my ring goes back to my jeweler every few months for a cleaning and inspection.
Post # 8
You might find some info in this recent thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/do-you-clean-your-ring#axzz2uunOCsI0
I clean mine daily with a baby toothbrush and diluted non-ammonia Mr.Clean (put in jar with solution before taking a shower, scrub after I’m out) and dry with a microfiber glass cleaning cloth (no lint!). Once a week/two weeks I’ll do an overnight soak with Dawn followed by the Mr.Clean and if I’m in a rush I’ll do a quick spray of Sparkle Sparkle and rinse with hot water.
Most importantly: ALWAYS keep the sink plugged! 🙂
Post # 9
My jeweller gives us cleaner (and free replacements) and told me to soak is all night, every night. It’s actually Connoisseurs, which you can get at Target for a few bucks. Make sure you don’t use anything with ammonia if you have white gold!
Post # 11
@slytherinvixen: you can walk into any jewelry store and get your jewelry cleaned. I’ve done it many times before. Mine does come with a cleaning every 6 months and I have them sign off on the card. I’m obsessed with my jewelry always being clean so this is what I do….
I used an old ultrasonic toothbrush head and some soap/jewelry cleaner. Get a small bowl with soap, let it soak for however long and take the toothbrush, give another quick cleaning, and rinse that baby. I never though to use my ultrasonic toothbrush, but love the results. I also have an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner that I use when I have time to let her Soak. 🙂
Post # 12
I use this. http://www.amazon.com/Caribbean-Banana-Coconut-Jewelry-Cleaner/dp/B001TQ41VI
I put a little in the capm and put my rings in while I bathe my kids. It comes with a little brush, and I scrub with that after, then rinse in distilled water. then wipe dry. It is a great cleaner and safe for pearls, opals, and coloured moissy etc too.
Post # 13
Wow, thank you all for the great tips! Not so worried about getting a ring either from a store or online anymore 🙂
Post # 14
Warm water, hand soap, and a baby toothbrush. Works great! I clean my ring at least once a week.
Post # 15
To be perfectly honest? I don’t do anything to clean it, short of it getting inadvertantely cleaned when I wash my hands or take a shower.
Post # 16
i try to have it professionally steam cleaned once or twice a year. but in between, i use a container of jewelry cleaner i bought years ago. i toss it in with my diamond studs and let them soak for like, an hour. then i scrub them all with the little brush it came with, and rinse them with warm water. works like a charm!