Post # 1
I got engaged in April and I have been confused as to how often you should get your ring professionally cleaned. I get it cleaned once a month. Is that too much/little? What do you use in between cleanings to keep it in top shape? Okay so maybe I’m a little crazy about how sparkly it is, but I just love that feeling when you step out of the jeweler after a cleaning. Does anybody else feel the same?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I don’t get my pro cleaned all that much — partly because I worry about taking proper care of the pave setting!
So I usually just give it a good soapy bath at home when I want it to look super sparkly…though before the wedding, a “real” cleaning will definitely be in order, because I agree with you that a freshly polished ring and stone looks amazing!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
My jeweler is in Miami and I live in NYC so I have yet to get it professionally cleaned (been engaged since march) but I usually clean it about once a week with either some soap and hot water or windex and warm water, using a toothbrush to just gently scrub it clean! I don’t think getting your ring cleaned at the jewelers can really cause damage bc they usually just use a special machine that blows air out really hard and I don’t think it really matters how often you do it (although your jeweler might start to get annoyed if you go more than once a week or something!)
Post # 5
I am with you 100%! I take mine to the jeweler once a month to get it cleaned! It also makes me feel better, because they check the settings to make sure the diamonds are secure every time I take it. Nothing feels better than walking away with a sparkly diamond on your finger 🙂
Post # 6
I don’t take it that often on purpose, but I think I’ve gotten it cleaned 4 times since engaged in Feb. just because I’ve been to a jewelry store and they offer. When I got it resized, appraised, bought wedding jewelry, etc. I do enjoy when it looks all sparkly and clean.
Post # 7
I go every three months because they recommended every 3-6 months (& I can’t wait more than 3 months!) and I don’t think that is too much. As long as your jeweler doesn’t think it is bad, go for it.
Post # 8
I’ve been engaged for 1.5 years and I’ve NEVER gotten mine cleaned. :o( I am a terrible fiancee! I really should go get it done though…I was shocked at how dirty it looked when I was trying on wedding bands!
Post # 9
i’m still pretty paranoid about keeping it clean, so is the Fiance – just got engaged 7/3. our jeweler gave me one of those at home cleaning solutions so i drop it in there once a week for a few minutes, scrub it with the included brush, run it under hot water for a couple seconds, then dry with a paper towel and it looks uh-mazing. eventually we may get an at-home version of the professional cleaner the jeweler uses – he told me it costs about $40.
Post # 10
I brought mine in at the 6 month mark, and will do again at the next 6 – it’s just what our jeweler recommended. I clean it myself with the stuff they gave us maybe every 2-3 weeks? Usually I just notice that it doesn’t look all that clean, and I’ll scrub it up as needed!
Post # 11
I usually just take mine in before big events or when I happen to be walking by my jeweler. It is fun to see it sparkle after a good cleaning!
Post # 12
I get my ring cleaned very time I’m in the mall from where the ring was purchased. It only takes less then 5 mintues. They know us there now!
Post # 13
I have a home cleaning solution that works amazingly. I’ve only had my ring for a week but I already used it once and it was an incredible difference! My mom used it on her ring too and it looked brand new. So I think I will stick to that about once a week, and just get my ring professionally cleaned before the wedding.
Post # 14
Ok, I must be the obsessive one- I clean mine every other day! I’ve only had it for a little over a month though I just bought some cleaner from Wal-Mart, but other than that I’ve been using baby shampoo and warm water and a baby toothbrush..
Post # 15
Steaming hot water soak – every day – 2 minutes = sparkly clean ring every day!