Post # 1
Just curious as to how you all keep your rings clean at home (without having to send them for professional cleaning)…
Mine’s a solitaire center stone with a 2.5 or 3mm platinum band. Platinum was chosen because of its durability but all metals will get scratch inevitably -.-
So i’ve heard a few stories/advice:
1) Wash with gentle soap and warm water
2) Wash with clinical alcohol (?) prob those you can get at the pharmacist
3) Use a cotton bud to clean vs. toothbrush
Post # 3
I got the Connoisseur (aah I had to look at it to be able to spell it!) cleaning formula at the recommendation of other Bees. It’s in a red jar, I got mine at Target. Literally just dip for 30 seconds, gently brush and rinse. Brush is included in the jar. It makes my rings really sparkle!
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I have a Jewel-Jet steamer, but honestly it’s such a pain to set up that I usually just spray it with windex and scrub on it with a manicure brush (toothbrush would work too, but I didn’t have a spare).
I wanted an ultrasonic cleaner, but I read too many horror stories about pave diamonds falling out during cleaning that I erred on the side of caution!
Post # 5
I don’t. I just bring it in every 6 months to get cleaned.
Post # 6
@sanguinesunsets: I’ve gotten into a routine where pretty much every day I place the ring in a little ceramic bowl with some warm water and dish soap while I clean the dishes up after dinner…let it soak for a couple minutes, then verrrry gently brush it with an old, soft toothbrush. Then I dry it off with a microfiber cloth…it sparkles insanely when I do this.
Post # 7
I Have One Of Those Ultrasonic Cleaners With A Dish Inside.
I Put Mostly Water And A Tiny Bit Of Washing Up Liquid In
And Drop My Ring In, Set It For 5 Minutes
And Then Give It A Little Polish With A Jewellery Cloth.
Works Well For Me!
Post # 9
I use a baby toothbrush with soft bristles, warm water and Dawn dish soap. Sparkles like new every time, much better than my formulated jewelry cleaner.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
I’ve read before about not using a toothbrush. I really don’t see why not. if your ring can’t handle flexible plastic bristles that are gentle enough for gums, then your ring is not very strong!
as far as alcohol goes, I’m sure you can just use plain old rubbing alcohol.
for myself, I keep a little jar of windex in my cabinet. I soak my ring in it, dip a toothbrush in, and then brush buildup out the crevices.
Post # 11
@sanguinesunsets: I boil some water in the microwave, take it out, add Windex (2:1) and then let my ring sit in there for awhile. I looked at my ring with a loupe once, then cleaned it- and holy amaze-balls- such a difference!!
My ring is amazing when I do this! I use a soft bristled toothbrish to gently scrub clean, rinse, then dry with soft cloth.
Post # 12
If your ring is getting scratched up by a toothbrush… there’s a problem.
I put my ring around my little finger and run it under warm water, getting under the diamond too. Then I put a tiny dab of dawn dishwashing detergent on a toothbrush, wet it and scrub all over my ring. Rinse off again, dry and viola. It’s as beautiful as the day I brought it home.
Post # 13
@sanguinesunsets: I’ve used Vodka… dish soap and warm water… Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stik and then their regular cleaner in the red jar like @kestane: does (less than $6 at Walmart for me and lasts forever).
My mom has an ultrasonic cleaner that’s probably the best in my opinion but I’m too cheap to actually buy one (also does a fantastic job on watches!).
Outside of using hers, my favorite is stuff in the red jar. Once or twice a week and it’s sparkles like bananas.
Post # 14
I have used both white and apple cider vinegar before. Dishwashing soap and warm water also work well….
Post # 16
Diamond Rings are pretty resilient…
My first set I wore for 20+ years and other than having them cleaned professionally at the Jewellery Store a couple times a year, I really didn’t do much.
This time round…
I am pretty much the same.
Rarely take em off… and for the most part they stay relatively clean cause I wash my hands a lot, and wear them in the shower / bath / washing my hair etc
Maybe soak them in GENTLE Jewellery Cleaner once a month. Just a quick soak, rinse em off and I’m done.
I get them professionally cleaned every 3 or 4 months at one of the 2 Jewellery Stores they came from…
And of course on their 6 month Anniversary they are also Cleaned & Inspected by the Jewellery Stores where they were purchased.
Hope this helps,