Post # 1
Back and forth I have constantly fretted about how to clean my e-ring. Brush, no brush, toothpaste, no toothpaste, cleaner solutions vs. damage to the metal, windex, dishwashing liquid, etc. My all time fave is going to the jeweler where he pressure steams cleans it. I couldn’t figure a better way without worrying about loosending the stone.
Until one day it hit me while I was "flossing" my teeth. I use the Waterpik and took it to the ring one day with hot water. And it was amazing how sparkly it quickly became with NO cleaners or abrasives. I’ve been doing this about once a week for the past month. I hope it doesn’t have as much chance to loosen the stone, but I will take it in, in a few months, to check.
Just thought I’d share my "discovery" with fellow bee readers!
Post # 3
I have a waterpik too. Might have to give it a try. My jewelry store recommended that I use a little rubbing alcohol to clean it. Has anyone heard of this? It does work when I have to clean and go. But I’m not sure if it’s damaging to the ring.
Post # 4
Rubbing alcohol shouldn’t damage your ring, unless you have a "soft" stone (like an opal, or turquoise). It works well because it easily dissolves oils (from your fingers, or hand lotion) and soap scum.
The water pik should be fine, unless you have pave. Any water pressure high enough to erode your prongs would certainly be too high to use on your gums.
Post # 5
Yeah – the pressure is not too high and I have a solitaire. Good point about the pave stones, but again, Waterpik is delicate enough for our gums right?