Ring cleaning – will toothpaste damage white gold?

posted 4 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

I would use dish soap and warm water only on your ring. Let it soak for 20 minutes, and then use the toothbrush to gently scrub. Toothpaste may be too abrasive for the gold. My e ring is WG. I plan on taking my ring to the jeweler once a year for a professional cleaning too. 

Post # 3
52 posts
Worker bee

I don’t have my ring yet (it’s here but bf making me wait for proposal. I want it now! Lol). But I did already buy a baby toothbrush and Ms Myers dish detergent just for my ring, my bf swears by adding bleach to kitchen dish detergent so wanted something separate. Everything I’ve read says toothpaste is not safe for diamonds. I would return to the jeweler and express your concerns about diamond asap. Or even take to have appraised somewhere else if you feel diamond does not match specs provided. Do you have a gia or ags certificate? 

Post # 4
1223 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

sandybeach :  some toothpaste is abbrasive so yes, it can wear down the gold, but try dish soap! Hand soap leaves residue to protect the skin, dish soap is designed to leave nothing behind but still isn’t abbrasive

Post # 5
248 posts
Helper bee

Yes-  toothpaste will damage your ring as it is far too abrasive.  After trying every method I came across, my tried and true method for deep clean/jeweler results is:   Boiling hot water, with a squirt of the blue dawn dish soap and several sprays of windex.  I give my rings a preliminary scrub under warm tap water using a baby toothbrush to remove any surface dirt, than drop them into the hot water solution and cover (to keep in the heat).  I let them soak for a good 2+ hours until the water has completely cooled, and give the rings a deep scrubbing using the cooled solution and the baby toothbrush and rinse well.  I then drop the rings back in the cooled solution for another hour or so, then a final brush and thorough rinse.  I usually just let them air dry, but to avoid water spots you can hit them with a blow dryer!  I find this method works even better than actual jewelry cleaner, and I feel like it really sanitizes my rings as well. 

Post # 6
793 posts
Busy bee

sandybeach :  The Diamond Dazzle Stick works really well for every day cleaning. When I want to detail clean my rings, I (very carefully) use a thin tooth flosser with Windex: 

Post # 7
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Rubbing alcohol works great. Takes the grease right off, breaks up lotion and random dirt. Drys without spots.

Post # 8
317 posts
Helper bee

Shampoo works well for me, with a soft bristle baby toothbrush 

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