(Closed) Oops… I left my rings in the cleaner too long!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I totally did this once. I left mine in for an hour! It was ok though, so I say no worries 🙂

Post # 4
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Should be just fine.  That being said, immediately take a picture since your ring is probably insanely clean and sparkly.

Post # 5
2285 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

It’s probably fine. What kind of cleaner is it? It’s probably a weak acid. I doubt it could hurt it in 15 minutes. But if you left it in for a month that would be a different story. At least for the gold anyways.

Post # 6
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve done this a few times with a cleaner that said 30 seconds only, and so far everything’s been fine!

Post # 7
1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I always leave mine in while I shower. I spoke to a jeweler about it and he said they put that on there in case people use the cleaner for “lesser quality” materials. You should be fine!

Post # 9
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

That is about as clean and sparkly as rings can get.

Post # 10
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Do they really work? My ring is 40 years old and probably hasnt been cleaned in that time lol  I just keep forgetting to take it in to the jewlers…

Post # 11
11530 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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@Rubbs:  WOW! They look gorgeous!!

Post # 13
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Wow We have the same engagement ring, my wedding band was going to be the same as yous and then I opted  for a  band with blue and white diamonds, still 5 stones

Post # 15
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

They should be fine but I would not make a habit of it. However, I will add that leaving in cleaners too long can cause rhodium plating to wear faster on plated white gold rings. 

I actually do not like using jewelry cleaner as it IS pretty harsh (and it smells horrible too). I prefer an ultrasonic machine or just some warm water with a bit of Dawn (for some reason Dawn seems to work the best!), a soft toothbrush (I like a baby toothbrush), and a rinse.  You can soak your rings in the water and Dawn while you shower or whatever and they will be fine. 

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