(Closed) How do you clean your engagement ring?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

HOT HOT water (same effect as steam) and a toothbrush = amazingly shiny with no harsh chemicals that can wear down the metal.

Post # 48
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Half Mr. Clean and Half water works like a charm! My jeweler told me about it.

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

hmm…would a clothing steamer work? hot water, steamer…same thing. Maybe i’ll try it.

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yeah, a clothing steamer would definitely work!

Post # 51
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I use the little red bottle of cleaner.. cheap and it works great 🙂 When that gets dirty I’ll prob give the windex a try bc it sound so easy! I usually clean my ring every Friday, but sometimes more if I’m going to be seeing someone who hasn’t seen it yet!

Post # 52
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i always take mine to the jeweler but then gain i don’t have a diamond s all the chemicals are’t safe for my stone…i do his once a month and who cares if they notie…. actually i went 3 months befoe first having it cleaned and the jeweler told me that that will cause the ring to irritate the skin… so now it’s monthly for me 

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I bought a baby toothbrush (re: soft) at the Dollar Store. I scrub the ring with a little avon bubble bath and then rinse with hot water.

The bubble bath is mild but scrubs it up good.

Not to mention cheap!

Post # 54
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Newbee

I totally just went over this with my best friend’s dad who is a gemologist and the post caught my eye.  

For ladies who have white gold or gold rings, make sure that you don’t use ammonia because it breaks down the metal over time.  It will actually strip the plating of white gold so your rings will become more yellow-tinted over time.  Windex and some other cleaners have ammonia in it too so make sure you check.

My ring is platinum so I use windex with ammonia and a soft toothbrush and he said that was fine.

Ultrasonic cleaners aren’t good for pave or micropave because people lose stones inside all the time.  

The best way is steam like they do at the jewelry store so a clothing steamer would be awesome and I’m totally going to try it.  

Post # 55
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I talked with my jeweler, and they told me that windex and toothpaste are “abrasives” and like previously mentioned, they can break the metal compounds down of your ring.  When I went there, they offered a free at home cleaner to take with me…Im sure its complimentary at ALL places…?

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I clean my rings in a 50mL breaker, with 40mL of a 1:1 ethanol/Millipore water mixture. I then place in a Branson 2510 sonicator at 25ºC for 15 minutes.

 

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