(Closed) Super and simple way to clean a diamond ring

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does this method of cleaning a diamond ring work?
    Yes, it does : (30 votes)
    36 %
    No, it doesn't : (53 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 46
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I have been looking for a way to clean my ring !!!I will try your way but not near the sink lol !!! I like the idea of not using a toothbrush ..also someone told me to use denture tablets they are gentle and the fizzing gets into those nooks and crannies !!! Just curious does it have to be baby oil or can I use olive oil or canola oil ?? 

    Post # 47
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Ok I just tryed it ladies and it worked like a charm took all of maybe a minute and it looks great !!!! Try it before you knock it also i also found you to need really rinse it well between steps..I used dawn dish liquid (blue )and canola oil and generic window cleaner !!!its what I had on hand in my kitchen and cleaning cabinet ..did a great job I will be doing this once a week now !!!! thanks Superslueth 

    Post # 48
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    4854 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Given that dish soap breaks down oils, wouldn’t dipping your ring in baby oil before putting it in soap be kind of pointless? 

    And seriously, jewelery cleaner is like $4. Why be so stingy about cleaning rings worth thousands of dollars? How about jewelery cloths? 

    Post # 51
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    1530 posts
    Bumble bee

    Thanks for the tip! I will try this later when I get home from work. I’ll report back later. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 53
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    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Just discovered this thread, and 1) laughing at all the people getting pissy about someone suggesting a different method of cleaning diamonds … like, is this thread really that upsetting to you that you feel the need to comment rudely?? And 2) I will give this a try as well! I have a pretty complex setting with lots of small stones and it’s quite a pain to get it clean with a brush. Maybe this will be easier for me!

    Post # 54
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    iarebridezilla:  I agree she was suggesting a alternative way to clean a diamond ring ?? Asking for others to try it out to see what results they achieved … I dont understand how it turned ugly n rude ?? i tryed it on my setting which is 4prong basket setting did a amazing job!!! I cleaned all my mothers diamond jewelry with this method today and it did a awesome job!!! try it out I think you will be impressed with the results ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 55
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    146 posts
    Blushing bee

    Just gave this method a try and I love it. I am one of those people that cleans my ring daily so it wasn’t awful but, wow what a difference! Today I am wearing a peridot RHR and I cleaned it this way just to see and it sparkles like new. Thank you for the tip!

     

    Post # 58
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    673 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Ha ha I think it’s funny how many people are getting pissed off about this idea.

     

    I have had a hard water buildup on my moissanite ring for a while now. It’s a rainbowy looking dullness that builds up around the prongs. I have tried sonic cleaners, jewelry cleaner, ammonia, dish soap. The only thing that’s removed the buildup is scrubbing it with a Magic Eraser. Yes, an abrasive magic eraser. I wasn’t thrilled about this, as it was scratching my palladium setting. And over time the annoying dullness creeps back. 

     

    Well I just tried this method, but I didn’t have any mineral oil. I keep a jar of coconut oil at work so I just crammed my ring in there and rubbed it around in the oil. Then I rinsed it in hot water. Then I covered my ring with hand soap, let it sit for a moment, then rinsed it in hot water. The hard water dullness is definitely receding. My ring looks really clean. There’s still some faint buildup by the prongs, but it is much smaller.

     

    This method works! I might do this more often. Just be careful not to let your oily ring slip out of your hand and fall in a toilet!

    Post # 59
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    673 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    This does, as someone else said, remind me of the oil cleansing method for the face. I use an oily cold cream to remove makeup, then rinse with a cleanser. My face has never been so clean and it removes all makeup. Makes sense that this would work on a stone as well.

    Post # 60
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    just tried this, amazing!! i have an asscher cut diamond, so i’ve struggled with ways to clean my ring since anything that gets caught under the ring shows up. i can get the top and sides of the ring nice and shiny, but there always seems to be a smudge or watermark or something on the underside. i’ve tried soaking it in windex, brushing it with toothpaste, air drying, blow drying… all sorts of things i’ve come across on these boards, but none of them got my ring as sparkly as i know it can be.  i did this method just now and it was amazing!! i do need to get egg cups, because i felt like i wasted a lot of dish soap & oil, but the method itself worked like a charm! also, i didn’t have baby oil so i just used canola oil… felt weird doing it, but hey, it works!

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