(Closed) How do you clean your rings?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have soft-bristle toothbrush I rub them down with every other week or so, just with water. When I’m in town for something I get my ring cleaned at a jewelers while I wait, it only takes about 15 minutes and then it’s sparkly for weeks 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

About once a month I pour some boiling water in a coffee cup with a couple drops of mild dish detergent and drop my ring in. Then I let it sit until the water is cool then scrub my ring with a soft tooth brush and rinse with cold water. Easy, inexpensive and shiny-shiny-shiny! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My jeweler has a lot of branches, I can go into any one of them whenever I want and have it done while I wait.  Just takes a minute.  I’m actually required to take it in at least once a year anyway for a cleaning and inspection, because of my warranty, but those quickie cleans really do make it shine! 

I would never clean it myself, because I’m lazy, because I would never do as good a job as they can, because I’m paranoid about what damage my at-home cleaning product/method could do to it, and because doing it myself at home would lull me into a false sense of security that it’s clean when actually there are hard-to-reach spots that are building up and rotting the metal.  :S 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I clean mine with toothpaste and toothbrush. It’s weird, but it works. The ring looks clean and the diamond is sparkly afterward.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I clean mine in warm soapy water. Let it sit in there for a couple of mins then gently scrub with a toothbrush. I make sure I get the underside of the diamond really well too. I have only had my ring for a few days and have already cleaned it once haha. I will probably clean it every few weeks as I am pretty anal with things like that Smile

I plan on buying a cleaner and seeing if that cleans it better than the detergent.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I clean mine with hot water and (ammonia free- the purple one) Windex. It really gets all the guck off nicely. Scrub with a toothbrush, rinse in hot water, and shiny shiny shiny!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Lather some Dawn dish soap and wash—super sparkly after 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have some store bought jewelry cleaner but a jeweler the other day told me that those weren’t that strong and that the diamond could take something a lot stronger. He recommended Fantastik. Has anyone tried this? It makes sense but also makes me a little nervous.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My ring came with a jewellery cleaner, but I just use tooth paste unless it’s really bad. My cousin told me the trick when I first got engaged, and I didn’t believe her at first, but now I won’t go back!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Serya:this

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

Just an FYI, I’ve heard toothpaste does make it look super shiny but over time it can be really damaging to the ring!

Every jeweler I’ve spoken to has said to soak it in hot water with a little dish soap and scrub gentley with a toothbrush, so that’s what I’ve been doing and it looks great!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I bought a ‘Sharper Image’ Steam Cleaner at TJ Maxx and it’s great!

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