Post # 1
I was looking at my diamond today and saw I got some lotion stuck around the edges. This got me thinking about how I’m going to clean my engagement ring. Should I buy a jewelry cleanser? If so… what kind? I can vaguely remember my mom soaking her ring in some cleanser from Kay’s.. but is that for just sterling silver, or can you use it for gold, etc? I’m not saying that mine has to be from Kay’s, but any jeweler. I don’t care I just don’t want to use the wrong thing! And I don’t want to clean it TOO often if it’s bad for the ring. Thanks! 🙂
Post # 3
I bought the jewelry cleaner that Kay’s, Zales, etc sales. They even sale it at Target or Walmart. I clean mine about once a week just mainly because from lotion & work it loses its shine.
Post # 4
If it is diamond and gold or platinum; you can use either plain water, or water & glass cleaner. I use a toothbrush to get into the grooves. Or of course standard jewelry cleaner (I’m not sure how the “silver jewelry cleaner” differs, though I know they make seperate cleaners for silver and gold/ platinum/ diamond /gemstone jewelry.)
Some people say toothpaste, but I’ve read on PriceScope never to use toothpaste; it is abrasive and can scratch the metal, both gold and platinum.
Post # 5
I got a free jar of jewelry cleaner from my jeweler. It works okay, but I’m not sure what’s in it. I’ve also mixed a few drops of Windex with water and soaked it for a bit. That works pretty well to loosen stuck on gunk (yeah, I know, sounds gross). I’ve also used our steam cleaner, which is what the pros use. It works best, but is a ton of work waiting for it to heat to just spray your ring for ten seconds. I’ve used all three methods with gold and platinum. Hope that helps!
Post # 6
I just use a toothbrush and water 🙂 with a tiny bit of hand soap 🙂 beautiful and no harsh chemicals 🙂
Plus i bought the toothbrush just for it.. it’s a small pink one with a smiley face on it! *Cute*
Post # 7
i have that cleaner from kays. they have two kinds one for silver and one for gold and platinum. just make sure you specify what you’re ring metal is so they give you the right one. i’d say clean it about once a month but i really don’t think if you have a good cleaner you can clean it too much.
Post # 8
Heat up some water to a boil (either microwave or stove), add some dish detergent and a splash of Windex, put my ring in until cool. Rinse off, give a bit of a scrub with and old toothbrush and voila! (Cutesy of Mrs…..Nachos? I don’t remember which bee, but she had this plan and it works wonders)
Post # 9
I use my mom’s jewelry cleaner, but I’ve seen it sold at Walmart too. I soak it for about a minute, brush it with the little brush that came with the cleaner, then rinse. I clean mine every few weeks.
Post # 10
Hot water, Dawn detergent, and a soft bristle toothbrush. I soak the ring in the hot water and detergent and then scrub. It works wonders, I really surprised how well it cleaned the ring.
Post # 11
I soak mine for about 30 minutes in a mixture of warm water and dish soap. I just leave it in there until the water cools and then use a baby toothbrush to get into the nooks and crannys, (just be gentle if you have a pave setting). It comes out super sparkly. I have the jewelry cleaner as well but I think the soap and water work better.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2011 - Greenville Country Club
Mr. P bought a little jar of jewelry cleaner that worked well until the water turned brown. I couldn’t spend money on another jar so, like the PP, I’ve been using dish soap and a soft toothbrush. (And I may or may not think of reasons to visit our jeweler so my ring can get a professional cleaning.)
Post # 13
I toss mine in the target/zales/kay’s jewelry and use the little brush with it. I get my ring REALLY dirty working at the post office and have to clean it a few times a week.
Post # 14
I take mine to the jeweler we bought it from and they clean it for FREE! It turns out so NICE. They always check the stone and check the pave stones! Most jewelers will do it for FREE, its quick usually less than 5 MINUTES! 🙂
Post # 15
Hot water and an old toothbrush.
Post # 16
A baby toothbrush with liquid dish soap – works for any jewelry!