(Closed) How do you clean your diamond engagement ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

It took me months before I realized I needed to clean my diamond! Fiance got me an ultrasonic cleaner for Christmas, which I’m still getting used to. Previously, I would use the jewelry cleaning spray from my jewelry store and spread it around a little with a toothpick. I have a center diamond and flanking baguettes, no pave or anything.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

i just get super hot water, a pump of dish soap. let it soak until the water is cool and scrub with a baby toothbrush (or a nail brush i also have) the diamond dazzle stik is great for quick out the door touch ups. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hot water + white vinegar + dish soap = soak for a few minutes, then scrub with a toothbrush, and maybe those proxy brushes if you have tight spaces to clean out. Presto! Super clean sparklies. ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

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LovingLife89:  
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HoorayLouLou:  I second the diamond dazzle stick, and looking to buy an ultra sonic cleaner this month too — cant wait to see the results!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I have the cleaning kit from Ben moss. And when I am in the mall I have them clean it since it’s free 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

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LovingLife89:  I use a toothbrush with a bit of dishwashing soap, and very hot water (and the drain closed ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and scrub my diamond once every few days.  

I just got an ultrasonic cleaner for Christmas, and I don’t know if its just the model I purchased, but I don’t find it to clean my ring any better than my toothbrush/dishsoap method!  I’m not sure what kind of ring you have, but I’ve heard to be careful with ultrasonic cleaners if you have a pave setting.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

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LovingLife89:  I think the concern is that with a pave setting, you’re likely to lose a diamond at some point over the lifetime of the ring.  So using an ultrasonic cleaner on a regular basis increases the chances that it might happen sooner, rather than later.  I know some bees still use them with their pave settings, they just carefully inspect their rings after using it to make sure none of the diamonds fell out, and if they did, to collect them before dumping the water!  Just a thought ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Windex, warm water & a soft toothbrush.  Good as new.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

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LovingLife89:  I use mild dish detergent and warm water. Let the ring soak for 20 minutes, then gently remove dirt with a soft toothbrush.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

agree with what others said about warm water and dish soap! make sure to rinse it after washing bc the dish soap can stay in too. I put warm water and dish soap in one bowl and warm water in another and use a baby toothbrush to scrub over the soapy dish. After that I dip it in the warm water to get the residue off ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Bee Keeper

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LovingLife89:  I have a sonic cleaner which I use occasionally, otherwise I put a bit of washing up liquid in a shot glass/egg cup, pop any rings/jewellery I want to clean it, leave for an hour or so, and then rinse it and clean off the residue using a baby toothbrush. Brings them up really sparkly! Gin also works, but I’m kind of loathe to waste it ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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