Q's about engagement and wedding ring upkeep!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - The Garrison, NY

I take them off when I’m doing dishes and stuff at home. Any shot I take it off in a public bathroom? No way in hell. I’ll risk getting soap in it over someone swiping a $20k ring off the sink

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

rusticchic212 :  Soap isn’t bad for rings, it just builds up and can make your rings (especially diamonds or other gemstones) look dull.

I do not take my ring off in public.  I did it once and it bounced on the floor and I almost had a heart attack.  I do take it off at home when I’m doing dishes, cooking or cleaning.  I find soaking it in a mixture of warm water, Windex and Dawn helps keep it looking sparkly.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

That sounds like overkill to me!  I can’t imagine taking my rings off every time I wash my hands.  I have mine professionally cleaned once or twice a year and leave it at that. 

Post # 6
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204 posts
Helper bee

rusticchic212 :  I don’t take them off anywhere but home. They may get cloudy between cleaning them with my ring cleaner. I’ve had my engagmenet ring for 3 years, and inspected every 6 months and they’ve never mentioned not using rings with soap. I am just careful not to have them slip off and go down a drain. 

I use the Connoisseurs Precious Jewelry Cleaner with the basket to clean them. I do it whenever my stone gets cloudy from soap scum or water spots and use a hair dryer to dry them on the cool setting. I have the jeweler clean it professionally when I take it in for inspection. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My father was a jeweler and he cleaned all the jewellery he made and worked on with a toothbrush and dish soap. He told me that anything that is ok for your skin is also fine for gold and diamonds and that anything that would hurt your ring would also hurt your hand. I think jewellery stores advise against exposure to soap and water so they can use that as an excuse if a ring breaks or something.

Post # 8
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8829 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

rusticchic212 :  Is that jeweler new? Soap is not going to hurt diamonds or even gold. Most jewelry cleaner is mostly ammonia, and a lot of jewelers use straight ammonia to clean diamond and gold jewelry. So a little Dial or Softsoap isn’t going to do a thing. Except like PPs said, it might leave a film or residue build up. But then you just take a toothbrush and some windex or dish soap and it’s good as new. I would NOT take my rings off in public. Having them lost or stolen because you took them off is much more likely than damage because you left them on.

Post # 9
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666 posts
Busy bee

rusticchic212 :  I’ve only had mine for a lil over 6 weeks and I have been using Connoisseurs in the jar. Out of curiosity, I purchased the same brand ‘diamond dazzle stick’ just to see what all the hub bub was about- it was dried up in the tube so I still don’t know  lol my rings are arealdy super sparkly, though (I clean em every two weeks and I wash my hands a lot & no to taking rings off in public)

Post # 10
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2699 posts
Sugar bee

Don’t do it. I never remove mine out of the house – not for washing, lotion or any other reason. I clean mine every day. I soak it while I am getting dressed and ready in whatever solution I’m using at the time (generally Mr. Clean and water), and rinse it with the leftover hot water from the kettle, then out the door. That way I don’t get any gooey buildup from lotions, etc… I’d much rather take the few extra seconds to do that than risk losing it.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I don’t remove mine because I don’t want to risk anything. But if you really need to, put your ring between your lips (like when your lips are smacked together) and wash your hands. You’ll never forget that there’s something between your lips 🙂 someone taught me this trick and it’s been working if I really need to take my ring off for a short time outside of the house. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I lost my first wedding band being too AR about keeping it clean (removing it to reapply sunblock while out running errands.) :< I’d much rather have it cruddy & w/the option of simply cleaning it than to never see it again. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have learned to wash my hands in such a way that the soap doesnt completely cover my rings, it has taken years of practice haha, but no chance of taking them off every time you want to lather up, that is crazy, hand soap makes them sparkle like crazy anyway….a regular clean and soft brush will remove any build up anyway. Enjoy them, soap and all 🙂

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