(Closed) How often do you get your ring cleaned?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How often do you get your ring cleaned?
    Every few months : (23 votes)
    39 %
    Twice a year : (12 votes)
    20 %
    Once a year : (9 votes)
    15 %
    For special occasions only : (2 votes)
    3 %
    I wish I had time for that! : (13 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 31
    Member
    1638 posts
    Bumble bee

    I clean any ring I’m going to be wearing for the day first thing!  I can’t stand the thought of sparkle loss.  🙂

    I use Dawn, with a small brush.  Once in a while, I steam some vinegar (oh, yellow gold wearer here, not sure about if you should do this with white gold? or plat?), and stick my ring on the prongs of a fork, hold it over the steaming vinegar.  The vinegar goes down the tub drain (helps clean that too).  I see a big difference using the vinegar.

    And, I admit, I use my blow dryer to dry them as we have super hard water.  So to sum up, every time I wear one.

    Post # 32
    Member
    585 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    Mine gets cleaned and re-plated once a year at the jeweller for free as part of the warranty. I just got it back this week from it’s first annual clean and it looks so amazing! Other than that… I should really get a cleaning kit lol. It comes out nice and shiny after I was the dishes 😛 

    Post # 33
    Member
    618 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My ring is from Brian Gavin which means I have to ship it to the jeweler. I don’t trust local jewelers so I just clean it myself for the time being

    Post # 35
    Member
    3114 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

    Mine was purchased online so I don’t have a physical location I can bring it to just for cleaning without feeling obliged to buy something, but I clean it at home with a toothbrush/diamond dazzle stick, I had it cleaned once when I had it re-dipped at a jeweler, it looked so good. I want to get an ultrasonic cleaner for home. 

    Post # 36
    Member
    1715 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Not to be an alarmist, but unless you know the location and person handling your ring well, don’t let anyone take the ring ‘to the back’ or out of your sight to be cleaned.  Most jewellers and jewellry store worked are lovely and honest, but it is a risk that has to be considered. It used to be a switch to a CZ, but others have been replaced with moissanite.

    Advice: http://beyond4cs.com/care-and-maintenance/how-to-avoid-diamond-switching/

    Article about this: 

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-03/signet-jewelers-denies-engaging-in-systematic-diamond-swapping

    https://consumerist.com/2016/05/25/customers-say-kay-jewelers-swapped-out-their-diamonds-for-fake-or-worse-ones/

    http://archive.vcstar.com/news/local/ventura/diamond-owners-rush-to-have-stones-checked-after-arrest-of-ventura-jeweler-35fa3a7f-b209-31d9-e053-0-387508981.html

     

     

    Post # 37
    Member
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

    We got engaged in July and I clean my ring once a week myself. About once a month I go to the jewellers and get it cleaned professionally.

    Post # 38
    Member
    446 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    stephyhansen :  I take mine to be professionally cleaned every 6 months, with my warranty check. Once a once a week, I use this solution called Touch of Purple that cleans all my jewelry like it was brand new from the store. I bought the solution at our state fair and I swear by it. 

    Post # 40
    Member
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I usually clean them myself whenever I get the chance.

    Post # 41
    Member
    2639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    I get mine professionally cleaned about every 6 months to maintain the warranty. Other than that, I clean my set occasionally at home,  like every 2-3 months?  It gets very clean when I wear it in the shower,  but I have been tempted to get a diamond dazzle stick.

    Post # 42
    Member
    5053 posts
    Bee Keeper

    stephyhansen :  If the jeweler we bought it at was closer, it would be more often. But I have only had it professionally cleaned once in 1.5 year engagement. I’m cleaining it myself before the wedding and hope to do it monthly after that. Or the minimum for the warranty.

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