(Closed) How often and how do you clean your white gold ring?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i dip mine in jewelry cleaner at least once a week. comes out all shiney afterwards 🙂

Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t recommend rhodium plating.  It is toxic.  To clean I just use a soft toothbrush and some Ajax.  Yeah.  That is what they used at a jewelry store I worked for.

 

Post # 19
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@tinylittlebird:  It is white because they mix it with platinum (ideally!), nickel (far less ideal), or palladium.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I bought some approved cleaning soap or goop from the jewelers we bought the ring from. I clean it about every week to keep it sparkly but I also work in a business where milk, syrup, and cleaning solution is always on my ring. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The guy at DeBeers, where I got my wedding band, said to wash it with a dish soap and water and an old toothbrush every month or so and get it professionally cleaned every six months. He said to never, ever use toothpaste.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I clean my ring every few days. I am an art teacher and constantly have my hands in clay so when it stops sparkling, I clean it. I have ring cleaner from the jewelry store and then I take it in every 6 months.

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont know much about jewelry but I doubt your supposed to be scrub it every day.. because gold wears down

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I get mine cleaned about every two weeks and i clean it at home about once a week, i dont notice that it works as well as when i take it in though. I am thinking about buying a steam cleaner that they sell at the jewlery store.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I clean mine probably once a week or so (maybe every two weeks), but I have to–my stone is raised, so dust ends up underneath it (no idea how that happens). The metal itself never really needs to be cleaned. Cleaning your ring every day seems quite excessive…but to each her own.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Beyond washing my hands, I only clean my ring myself when it gets something stuck in it. Other than that, it gets a pro cleaning every 6 months when it’s inspected.

Never scrub white gold with a toothbrush and certainly never use toothpaste. You’re wearing the plating off way before its time, and leaving scratches in the existing plating. 

Didn’t they give you cleaning instructions when you got it?

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

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@futuremrshc: I just called my jeweler. She said that the way I clean it is fine… soap and soft toothbrush. Not too often. But if it needs to be re-dipped/plated or anything, I have to take it in every 6 months anyway for the lifetime warranty. They check the settings and do anything cosmetic changes for free, so I guess that’s why they don’t mind me cleaning it the way I do.

EDIT: She did however told me that her preferred way is to use a little windex and a jewler’s cloth and simple wipe the ring clean. Interesting 🙂

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i’ve had mine for almost a year & i think i’ve cleaned it 3 or 4 times=) i don’t remember the name of the jewelry cleaner i use, it comes in a red tub. if it looked grungey i’d clean it more often, but it’s always pretty sparkley!

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Uhm, whenever it gets so dull that I can’t stand it anymore.  That is, 3 or 4 times a year.  I use jewelry cleaner.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I just got my ring but I plan on cleaning it once a week. My jeweler said to not buying the jewelry cleaning solutions because the bristles can be really harsh and more than necessary for my setting. He recommended warm water with palmolive and an infant toothbrush to scrub it so the bristles are extremely soft and can get into all the nooks of my intricate setting.

Also because it’s a micropave halo setting he said to try not to use the vibration based cleanrs on it because it will loosen the stones.

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I dunno about using toothpaste…

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