Glistening, brilliant, enchanting, and all-around beautiful – it’s very easy to fall in love with a brand new diamond ring, especially when it marks one of the happiest days of your life! After a while though, you may notice the brilliance has gone down, despite your romance flourishing.
The solution to this problem is simple – cleaning your diamond ring! Fortunately, cleaning jewelry is not that difficult. Here are some short and sweet suggestions on how to clean your engagement ring.
Cleaning a Diamond Ring at Home
The very best way to clean a diamond ring is often the simplest one. To bring the bling back, all you need is some soap and water.
Soak your ring for anywhere between 20 to 40 minutes in a solution of warm water and dish soap. Then, use a very soft toothbrush to gently brush the stone. Rinse the ring, and if you’re not satisfied, repeat! Once you’re done, let the ring air dry or use a soft cotton cloth to wipe it.
This type of cleaning works best when the pollutants to the shine are common cosmetics, such as makeup, lotions, and similar. Any and all types of metals can be brushed to sparkle using this method – including gold, white gold, silver, and platinum.
How NOT to Clean Your Diamond Ring: Things to Avoid
While it’s true that you can replace dish soap with either shampoo or body wash, there is one huge exception to that rule – no moisturizing products! Any cleaning product that has moisturizing properties can leave a film on the ring, which will inevitably ruin the picture-perfect sparkle you want to bring back.
Products you should never use when cleaning your ring include an array of different household cleaners: bleach, chlorine, acetone, and also a whole range of abrasive products: baking soda, toothpaste, powdered cleaners, and others.
All of those products may seem harmless, but they’re anything but. Such harsh chemicals will break down base metals in your ring, and you’ll just end up with a disaster!
Paper towels can also be a danger to your ring. If you use them to dry your ring, the metal might scratch. It’s best to stick to air drying or using a soft cotton cloth.
It might seem like the answer to how to clean a diamond ring has many caveats, but you really have nothing to worry about! Just remember to stick to dish soap, warm water, extra soft toothbrushes, and a soft cotton cloth.
Should You Clean Your Ring At All?
To put it simply – yes. There’s no danger in doing it yourself, as long as you avoid abrasive and harmful products.
For the best results, you can clean your ring once a week – it will minimize the natural buildup of everyday pollutants. However, if the buildup is more severe (like, for example, a buildup of soil and filth after a camping trip), it’s best to get it professionally cleaned. To keep your ring in tip-top condition, it’s a good idea to take it to a jeweler for a professional treatment about twice a year.
Keeping Your Rings Clean
Keeping your ring filth- and buildup-free comes down to taking it off at certain times. To make sure it doesn’t get dirty or lost, be sure to put it in a safe place while you’re working out, swimming, showering, cooking, and even during your skincare routine.
If you still feel like you need to know more about how to clean a diamond ring, get in touch with our team! We’ll be happy to tell you all about our cleaning process and help you make your jewelry shine like the day you first got it!