(Closed) how do you clean your rings?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
40 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

My ring isn’t citrine but I just let it soak in warm water with dish soap in it. After it’s soaked a little, I brush it with a soft toothbrush, rinse it, and then dry it off. It’s weird, some daily soaps dirty up rings and others clean them.

Post # 4
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

    • 1

      Steep your ring overnight in a jeweler’s ammonia solution. Jeweler’s ammonia is more gentle than regular ammonia and some solutions may require that you “cut” the solution with water to make it even weaker. Place the ring in a safe place in a bowl with the solution to let it work on the built-up grime.

    • 2

      Rinse off the ring in warm water the next morning. Make sure to get all of the ammonia solution off of the ring.

    • 3

      Scrub the ring gently with the soft toothbrush. The bristles will get into the areas that are hard to reach with a cloth. Do not scrub hard or saw back and forth. Use gentle, circular motions. As you brush the ring, you can allow the warm or hot water to continue to flow over it to wash away the dirt and grime.

    • 4

      Dry the ring with the clean, soft cloth. Always wipe the faces of the stones clean and dry rather than letting them air dry. Air drying will cause them to spot, just like the windshield of a car.

    • 5

      Clean your ring regularly. If you wear your citrine ring all the time, the best way to keep it bright and shiny is to clean it at least once every two weeks or so. This will prevent build-up and usually you can just use the hot water and toothbrush and leave out the overnight soak.

These are instructions I found in multiple places online, I have a citrine RHR and I desperately need to clean it, so I’m going to do this this weekend.
I love citrine, I’d love to see a picture of your ring!

Post # 5
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I use jewelry cleaning and once in a while, I use an ultrasonic cleaner, too.

Have you talked to your jeweler about your method using traditional soap, @Miss Meg?  My jeweler was pretty adament that soap is not good for the settings.

Post # 6
11391 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I use my diamond dazzle stik–Other bee’s seen me write a post about it, bought it & loved it also! It seriously makes a WORLD of a difference. Its a few bucks & you can google it & find it online for sale, or at local stores like walmart.

It is made for diamonds & precious metals, it also has nice stuff in it for your skin! It is suppose to also help heal scratches in your rings. I have used it on a citrine ring & a sapphire ring also. (My citrine ring could be lab created I don’t know since it was a gift from my mom, so I would google it first before using it.)

Here is a three pack–> http://www.amazon.com/Connoisseurs-Diamond-Dazzle-Stik-Jewelry/dp/B004LYPMJA

Post # 7
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I just take mine to the jewelers to have it cleaned.  It was kind of ironic though, that the first time we took my husband’s to the jeweler to be cleaned, one of the small diamonds fell out of his band!  Luckily they found it in the cleaning solution.  : /

Post # 10
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Windex and a toothbrush!

Post # 12
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I also use Windex and a toothbrush…rinse and dry.

I also have alcohol wipes that I use. A friend gave them to me and they are almost gone, so I ususlly just stick to the WIndex.

Post # 13
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mrsrangrang: It works SO well… I use the purple non-ammonia kind because it’s gentler. It makes it SO shiny!!

Post # 14
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I heat up a mixture of half windex half water in the microwave and drop my ring in there (also my diamond studs). I use either a Q-tip or those tooth hwith the different brush heads(not an electric, but a manual with small brush heads) to clean in between the gaps and such and then I rinse in a closed sink with cool water and let dry. Sparkley every time. 🙂

Post # 15
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I usually just drop my rings into the jeweler’s ammonia solution and then once in a while I use my Sonicare toothbrush (just save one of the old brush heads for jewelry) and scrub to get in the nooks and crannies.  I keep my rings on in the shower so usually between the soap and shampoo, it stays pretty clean.  I do like to polish the ring with the cloth my jeweler gave me now and then to give it an extra shine.

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