Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 1:02 pm by Debbie
What to look for before you clean your engagement ring
Residue of lotion, soap, shampoo, hairspray and plain old dirt from daily activity dull the look of your diamond ring. Soon those sparking diamonds you carefully chose look cloudy. If you haven’t cleaned it recently, you’ll be surprised at how good your clean diamond ring will look!
Sometimes dirt lodges between a diamond and a prong. You may have a lifted prong and not know it because dirt is holding in your diamond! When you clean your diamond ring and remove the dirt, sometimes diamonds fall out. If you have not had your ring checked for security recently, or if your ring has small diamonds, please see us. We’ll check your ring before we clean it, and if a diamond is going to fall out, it’s safer to fall out with us.
How to clean your engagement ring
We tested all of the professional jewelry cleaners before selecting the best one, which we sell for $9.99. But if you don’t have our cleaner, you can do a pretty good job at home and it's easy! Here’s how:
Soak - Mix a bit of dish soap into very hot water. Soak your diamond ring for 10 – 30 minutes, depending upon how dirty it is.
Toothbrush - Using a clean, soft toothbrush, gently brush your diamond ring. Take special care to brush the bottom side of your diamonds and ring, and get into any crevices. Do not use toothpaste to clean your engagement ring! Toothpaste can damage the setting.
Rinse and Dry - Use a lint free or diamond cloth to dry your ring if possible.
Check - Is your diamond ring clean? Some dirt, like lotion and flour, is especially stubborn. A toothpick can help.
Come See Us - If your engagement ring hasn’t been professionally checked in a year, we suggest you stop in and see us. We’re able to spot worn settings and advise you before a diamond falls out. We’re happy to help and it’s complimentary!