Is an ultrasonic cleaner safe for my ring?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

mspenny :  Omgosh too funny I was literally just going to create a board about ring cleaning at home. I haven’t heard yey or nay regarding ultrasonic but I do feel like in the back of my head that I have heard they aren’t the best for micro pave settings, but so many factors can play a role in discrediting or backing that thought. So I literally just cleaned my ring and it looks AMAZING!!!!!  I used warm water, dish soap (dawn) and Windex. I was going to post asking if that seems like a safe combo repetitive at home cleaning? Not that I clean my ring daily, but I since its still relatively new, I do clean it probably once a week sometimes more sometimes less. So to answer your question, I am just not positive. BUT have to dabbled with doing at home cleanings like what I am going to look into doing? I usually just use a little dish soap (dawn) and a soft toothbrush, but I noticed the other day that it didn’t get it as clean as I would like, and of course going to my jeweler just to have my ring cleaned as often as I would like, just isn’t possible. So anyway, I will create a board regarding at home remedies if you’re interested. I am curious about the ultrasonic too because I have a double pave setting and my stones are rather small so if it is in deed a safety concern for losing a stone I will avoid it like when I go to the mall and bop into a jewelry store (because I can never stay out of them lol). And my diamonds in my setting are way smaller than yours. I am guessing yours are large enough that they would be ok, but I just dont know. 

Post # 3
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405 posts
Helper bee

mspenny :  I normally use the dish detergent/warm water/spritz of windex and baby tooth brush method of cleaning my e-ring. I have put a sapphire ring with small stones in to the ultrasonic before with no issues but I do worry about the vibrations knocking something loose. Normally I use my ultrasonic for gold necklaces and stuff without pavé stones. However my friend uses ultrasonic on her e-ring once a week with no issues. 

Post # 4
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706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

mspenny :  an ultrasonic machine shouldn’t hurt your ring if you don’t over use it. If you have loose stones they could possibly fall out. But white sapphires should be safe as long as you don’t use a harsh cleaner in it 🙂 

Post # 5
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2452 posts
Buzzing bee

Ask your jeweler.  

I generally avoid ultrasonic, but most of my jewelery either has pave set diamonds or is antique and delicate.  

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