How to clean your engagement ring at home

Posted on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 10:58 am by Debbie

Diamond engagement ringsEngagement rings take a beating. Since they are rarely removed dirt, lotion and soap build up, especially on the diamonds in your engagement ring. Clean diamonds sparkle forever, but get a bit of lotion on them and they become dull and lifeless.

The key is to clean your engagement ring regularly. It’s easy and doesn’t take long! There’s also an added benefit: as you clean your ring, you may notice worn or missing prongs. Even if you don’t notice anything, every six months you should take your engagement ring in to an experienced jeweler. They have professional equipment to clean and check your ring for security.

What is the best way to clean my engagement ring at home?

The fast way – use if you clean your ring at least weekly
Cleaning an engagement ring with a toothbrushClose your sink drain! Wet your ring and a clean toothbrush. Put a drop of mild soap on the toothbrush and gently brush your engagement ring. Pay particular attention to the ring’s underside and any open areas. This is where dirt accumulates. Rinse and pat your engagement ring dry with a soft cloth.

Toothbrush a ringDo not scrub vigorously! If any settings are weak or worn, hard scrubbing may loosen diamond settings.

The longer way – use if your ring is especially dirty
Fill a small dish with very hot water and mild soap (for example Dawn, Ivory or Mr. Clean). Soak your ring for 10 - 15 minutes. Clean your engagement ring with a toothbrush as described above. Still dirty? Repeat the process. It may be best to take your ring to a professional jeweler for a cleaning and inspection.

How often should I clean my engagement ring?

We recommend that you clean your ring once or twice a week. This prevents dirt from building up, makes the cleaning process quick and easy, and keeps your engagement ring sparkling!

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Can I clean my engagement ring with toothpaste or baking soda? Windex?

Toothpaste and baking soda, along with bleach and other household cleaners are abrasive. While they won’t damage your diamond, they can damage your gold. Windex won’t hurt your ring, but it isn’t a great cleaner either. So stick to mild soap and water, and six month cleanings and check ups at your jeweler. A gemologist can also appraise your ring so that you can insure it. Follow these easy steps to keep your engagement ring sparkling and safe!

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