Post # 1
I’ve been doing a million things at once tonight. I wanted to clean my rings because I put so much hand sanitizer on my hands today. So I put them in the 3 minute cleaner I got from JC Penney. I forgot all about them for, I’d say at least, 10-15 minutes. I immediately took them out and rinsed them.
Should I worry? The bottle says not to exceed 3 minutes.
Post # 3
I totally did this once. I left mine in for an hour! It was ok though, so I say no worries 🙂
Post # 4
Should be just fine. That being said, immediately take a picture since your ring is probably insanely clean and sparkly.
Post # 5
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
I’ve done this a few times with a cleaner that said 30 seconds only, and so far everything’s been fine!
Post # 7
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 # 8
Thank you ladies! I feel much better now.
How’s the sparkle?!
Post # 9
That is about as clean and sparkly as rings can get.
Post # 10
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
WOW! They look gorgeous!!
Post # 12
Thanks Brielle and MrsFuzzyFace!
kjo, I’m not sure how well these cheap cleaners would work on a 40 year old ring. I’d definitely take them to the jewelers first. Then keep up with it using the cheap stuff.
Post # 13
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
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.
Post # 16
Thanks for the tip. I have been faithfully cleaning my rings once a week, sometimes more depending on if I have used lotion or sanitizers.. I’m wondering if that might be too much?