(Closed) How OFTEN do you clean your ring? and what is your method?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How often do you clean your ring?
    Once a week : (31 votes)
    45 %
    Once a month : (17 votes)
    25 %
    Twice a month : (7 votes)
    10 %
    4-6 times a year : (9 votes)
    13 %
    Never - I didn't know the ring needed cleaning! : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    About once per week I gently scrub it with a baby toothbrush and mild soap.  I also take it off when I’m putting on lotion or hair products and things like that, so it doesn’t get very dirty anyway.  Still, nothing makes those diamonds and platinum shine like a good professional cleaning at the jewelers, which I get every 6 months.

    Post # 4
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    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I clean my rings every other day with a baby toothbrush (extra soft bristles) and mild soap. I soak it in super hot water first, brush brush brush, then a blast of super cold water. It comes out very sparkly.

    Professionally though, about once every 6 months or when I remember when I walk by the store.

    Post # 5
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Where’s the "more than 1x/week" answer for us ring phobes?

    I just LOOOOVE when it sparkles. I get it pro cleaned whenever i go into a jewelry store and they offer. Which is almost every single time I step in there. 

    Post # 6
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    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Usually every Thursday night so it’s sparkly for the weekend…I have issues 🙂

    Post # 7
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Whenever I head to my jewellers which is at a mall I walk in hand it to them and get it cleaned. I end up going to the mall quite often! at least once a week or a couple times a month! I love it

    I was out with a friend last night and we were at the mall and I was like "oooh, wait let me pop my ring into get cleaned" and she was like why, it looks fine how much of a difference does it make??! when we got my ring back she was like "wow….that does make a difference, I didn’t think your ring could get sparklier" ha ha Love it!

    Post # 8
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    113 posts
    Blushing bee

    haha… every six months, i take mines to my favorite jeweler to have it inspected/cleaned. i love it sparkly, but with a daughter and a house, i just don’t have the time to worry about whether or not my ring is sparkly. i do take it off when i wash my hand, shower, put on lotion to help it from getting dirty too quickly.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’ve had my ring since Dec 2008, and I’ve yet to clean it (myself or professionally), hahaha!  oooooops, I just never thought about it I guess.  It still looks as sparkly as the first day I got it though!  I guess if it started to look less sparkly or dingy, I will get it professionally cleaned. 

    Post # 10
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    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @redbullfanatic  Like you, I clean mine of Thursday or Friday so it’s clean for the weekend!

    Post # 11
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    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I usually clean mine at home at least once a week using mild dish soap and a soft toothbrush (recommended by a fabulous jeweler) and then have it cleaned by my jeweler whenever I’m over in her direction. To help keep it looking nice, like ZoeKat, I also don’t wear it when putitng on lotions, hair products, and the like.

    Another thing many people don’t realize is you shouldn’t wear your ring if you’re going to be spending alot of time in water, say when doing the dishes or taking a shower. The water can get under the prongs and loosen them, making your chances of losing the diamond increase. It’ll take time, but it can happen. So if you’re doing dishes, take the ring off!

     

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I use cloths that I got from my jeweler. One cleans the ring and the other buffs it. I try and remember to do it once a week to keep it looking clean. The last time I got it cleaned by the jeweler there was a HUGE difference, and I know it’s because I wasn’t cleaning it every week!

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    My jeweler told me put a small amount of mr. clean in a cup and warm it up in the microwave (not scalding, just warm) and drop the ring in and let it soak for a few minutes.  he said to then scrub the ring with a toothbrush and that will do the trick.  I don’t know how it works because I haven’t tried it yet.  My ring is platinum – different metals may require different clearning methods.

    Right now, I just use a toothbrush and some hand soap, and that seems to do the trick. 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I polish it pretty regularly but only get it professionally cleaned a few times a year (it came with the purchase)

    Post # 15
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    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Most jewelers will do free basic cleanings so whenever I wander by a jewelry store I will look at my ring and see if it is uber sparkly…if not then I get it cleaned.

    I also have a small sonic jewelry cleaner at home my fiance got for me. I use that about once a week probably.

    Twice a year (every 6 months) I take it in and get it refurbished at the same time I get it inspected.  this keeps it looking great and catches any problems with loosening prongs and what not.

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I clean mine about once every 1-2 weeks.  I have jewelry cleaner that I bought from Target (at the jewelry counter).  Its a tub that has a strainer tray in it that you lift up and put your ring on.  Then you let is soak for 30 seconds and then use the brush it comes with.  Its super easy and always comes out extra sparkly! 🙂

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