(Closed) What's the best at home ring cleaner like the jeweler uses?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I use a Dawn dish soap, baking soda, and hot water solution. I let it sit in the glass for as long as I can, and (occasionally brush it or stir it). I don’t think it’s quite as good as the jewelry store, but it’s close ^_^ I doubt most people could tell a difference.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin

I use Gemcare.  It’s all natural, and the buffing paste is amazing! 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Purple_Bride:  As long as you don’t let your gold soak for long in the ammonia, it’s fine. If you have it soak like one minute a week – that’s okay. If you leave it in overnight – not okay.

@Whitwhit1689:  Yeah, baby toothbrushes are good, or imo basically any toothbrush without super hard bristles. The Connoisseur’s usually come with a little brush but it’s not the best.

Oh, and the best way to dry is to blot with a lint-free cloth and then use that canned air that you get like for cleaning out computer parts to dry the rest… using the canned air helps avoid water spots which some people feel can make their diamonds sparkle less. I don’t think I pay enough attention to notice them but I DO like that it dries the parts like under the prongs that I can’t get with a cloth.

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just bought the $5.99 option through Avon. Its pretty easy to use and it does the job. 

But i just have a solitaire so i cant comment on rings with lots of crevices etc.  My ring it generally pretty clean all the time. 

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Warm water with dishsoap, sometimes i use toothpaste too…just a quick rinse, i dont really soak it. I blot my ring with cloth then dry it my hairdryer, high speed and cold air =)

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

there was one trick i learnt… bicarbonate soda, salt, washing up liquid, alluminium foil(shiny side up) put it in a container and add hot water… dip your jewellery in either before adding hot water or after…. i cleaned some silver jewellery like this and was amazed!! !  to be honest my ring hasn’t had chance to get dirty enough to have to use this method yet! 🙂                                                    ps. don’t brush or rub the ring if using this method, just rinse off under warm/hot water, bicarb is an abbrasive.

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

just some stuff i have learnt…don’t use toothpaste as it is an abbrasive and do NOT put pave diamonds in a sonic cleaner as it may loosen them!                          just saying is all, it’s your choice.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i use the liquid cleaner that my jeweler gave me, soak it for a few minutes and then scrub it with a toothbrush. after that, i use the steam wand on my espresso machine to steam clean it. the jeweler told me they use steam to clean it and said it was ok for me to use my steam wand.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

@distracts:  ah ok yea I clean it about once or twice a week.   I leave it sit for a few minutes but never longer.  I dont take my rings off except to clean them so I would never leave them oovernight or anythinglike that.   Why is it bad for gold?

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

No matter what you do just remember to be gentle! Abrasives are bad for gold because it is such a soft metal.  So always be aware of the metal in your jewelry – including prongs.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

i use blitz gem and jewelry cleaner, my jeweler gave it to me and it works great!

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

i use the Asteria cleaning set.  PUrchased it at a home show recently and love it!

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