(Closed) How do you keep your diamonds sparkly?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 34
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Worker bee

i’ve heard method brand dish soap works well.

 

 

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I just used MrsK2be’s hot water trick and it worked wonders!! Not quite a jeweler’s cleaning but it will definitely tide you over until you can get to one. 🙂

Post # 36
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m going to drop mine in some hot water tonight and see how that works!

They make little hand held steamers, I wonder if they are pricey….the philosophy definitely makes sense except Id assume a steamer would remove the ickies better. 

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I haven’t tried this yet, but the jeweler who designed my friend’s ring told her to mix a little bit of mister clean with water in a little jar (like the size of a small babyfood jar) and let the ring sit in the mixture while you wash the dishes or something… for about 10 minutes.  and then use a kids size soft toothbrush to clean it….

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My jeweler said the best method is a sonic cleaner, so my parents got me one for Xmas last year. The one specifically recommended was the Sharper Image one, and it is A-MAZING (after I clean it, it’s one miniscule step below taking it to the jeweler, honestly). However they just went out of business I believe. You might be able to find a similar one from Brookstone or something. I only clean my ring like once every 2-3 months but it really does do wonders.

Post # 41
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I tried the hot water thing and an old toothbrush…it did come out pretty sparkly, so I think I’m going to keep up with that method since I’m not using anything harsh on my ring.  Thanks!

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I just cleaned my ring in boiling hot water with a dab of soap and a soft brush toothbrush, and if I do say so myself its nice and clean! Sparkly sparkles! 🙂

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I usually go every 2 months to get mine cleaned at the store.

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I soak mine in hot water and a bit of dish liquid (cuts any grease/oil from your skin on it), for about 30 minutes, then give it a light brush with a tooth brush in the same dishsoapy warm water…then rinse..and voila…very sparkly!  Honestly, I think mine looks just as good as when I get it done at the mall (yay to free cleanings!).

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I also use hot water on my ring and it works like a charm. Nice and sparkly!

p.s. I’d never heard about using toothpaste as a cleaner…learn something new everday on Weddingbee, hehe.

Post # 46
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Honey Beekeeper

I agree with MonaLisa – I’ve used Brookstone’s UltraSonic Jewelry Cleaner and it works very well! Plus, it gives you peace of mind knowing that you aren’t using any harsh chemicals or anything that could, over time, damage your diamond or the band in any way.

Post # 47
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I set all of my jewelry in a cup of warm water and ammonia, the smell isn’t all that great but everything comes out sparkling! It was a Martha Stewart suggestion.

Post # 48
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Helper bee

I use the ultrasonic jewelery cleaner our jeweler gave us when FH bought my e-ring (works great!).  I’ve also used a toothbrush and dove dishsoap (really gentle) when I’m too lazy/or in too much of a rush to get the machine out.

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