If you’re like me, you never learned how to clean a diamond ring BEFORE you got engaged….probably because I never owned one before then. Now, it’s one of those things I often forget to do, but when I do remember, I’m so glad I did. Looking down at a super sparkly diamond engagement ring is never a bad thing.
Watch this video on how to clean a diamond ring and read the additional tips below. They’re fairly straight-forward and are something you could do once a month to keep your engagement ring looking like new.
How To Clean a Diamond Ring – Real Simple
How to clean a diamond ring:
- Setup up a bowl with a 1/4 cup ammonia and 1 cup warm water. Put your diamond ring in the solution for 20 minutes to loosen up the grime.
- Using gloves (since ammonia is potent) take the ring out of the solution and put it in a bowl of warm water and dishwashing liquid (you don’t have to measure). Swish it around in the water.
- Next, take an old toothbrush (soft-bristled only!) and proceed to scrub the stone, on the top of the ring, and even underneath so the bristles get into the setting to help clean any dirt that might be there.
- Then, rinse in a bowl of warm water and then leave it to dry on a piece of tissue.
Other ways to clean a diamond ring:
- Use one part baking soda and one part water and a soft-bristle toothbrush to scrub away any dirt and grim in the ring (be careful not to scratch the metal). Rinse in cold water (being sure to close your sink drain!) and dry with a lint-free cloth
- Take your diamond to a jewelry store and ask them to steam clean it. Sometimes they’ll do it for free or charge you a small fee (anywhere from $5-$20).
To keep your diamond ring looking sparkly in between cleanings, here are a few tips:
- Take your ring off before you shower.
- Remove your ring before putting on any lotions or sunscreens.
- Take your ring to a jeweler every year to check for loose diamonds/settings.
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