Do you remember the day your significant other slipped your engagement ring on your finger? It probably had an unforgettable shimmer enhanced by the magic of the moment. Restoring your diamond ring's brilliant showroom luster is easier than you'd imagine. Below, we cover the most common methods to clean diamond rings at home.
What Is the Best Cleaner for Diamonds?
One of the best ways to clean diamond rings at home is with dish soap. All you need is a soft bristled toothbrush which you'll use exclusively to clean your jewelry, a small bowl of warm but not boiling water, a few drops of mild dishwashing detergent (chlorine bleach is a no-no), and a clean microfiber cloth. Diamond rings lose their shine because of dirt, cosmetics, and oil from the skin which can be removed the oils and dirt using non-moisturizing hand soap or dish soap without damage.
- Mix the water and detergent to make a sudsy de-greasing solution.
- Delicately place your ring in the bowl and leave it to soak for about half an hour while you finish other tasks on your to-do list.
- When the 30 minutes are up and the dirt's been loosened, gently brush the diamond with the soft-bristled toothbrush and try to work the bristles into the crevices around the stone. Using a soft toothbrush and a soft touch prevents scratches. Don’t forget to turn the ring over and clean underneath the stone, around the prongs, and everywhere you can access the gemstone.
- Rinse the ring with warm running water (remember to close the drain!) before patting it dry with the microfiber cloth and laying it down on a paper towel.
- You may also clean other gemstone rings such as ruby, sapphire and emeralds in this manner.
Can you Clean a Diamond Ring With Baking Soda?
To clean a silver diamond ring, you'll follow a similar process. Mix half a cup of vinegar and two tablespoons of baking soda in a bowl before soaking your ring for two hours, rinsing under cool water, and drying. Ensure the baking soda is fully dissolved, or you may damage your wedding or engagement band. (However, we would highly recommend getting it cleaned by a professional.)
Can you Clean a Diamond Ring With Vodka?
The next time you're nursing a shot of vodka or gin, multitask and clean your diamond ring. Let the ring soak in the alcohol for three hours, and the ethanol will dissolve all the grime. Rinse, et voila! (However, we would highly recommend getting it cleaned by a professional.)
How Can I Clean My Diamond At Home Naturally?
Sparkle Bright Products make one of the best nontoxic jewelry cleaners on the market. The all-natural plant-based ingredients are biodegradable, and the cream works on silver, gold, and platinum bands. Your jeweler can also confirm whether a natural quick dip product is suitable for your particular piece. (Switch this to Dish Soap instead)
Can I Clean My Diamond With Toothpaste?
We recommend steering clear of toothpaste. The flavoring can be corrosive, and polishing particles are abrasive, so you risk scratches. Toothpaste can also make your diamond look cloudy and hardens in difficult-to-reach spots.
How Often To Clean a Diamond Ring At Home
Even if you take great pains to remove your diamond ring before gardening, cooking, or applying skincare products, you'll still encounter dulling substances. To keep your ring glittering, you'd do well to soak it at home once a week. Take it to a professional once a year for cleaning and tightening and to help it retain ensure its in good shape. It's possible to purchase an ultrasonic machine for at-home use, however many of these ultrasonic machines do not perform as well and you could get as good of a result with the cleaning method of using a toothbrush and mild detergent.
Find the Perfect Diamond Ring at Al Joher
Now that you know how simple it is to maintain a diamond ring, consider adding another piece of fine jewelry to your collection. Al Joher is a renowned Toronto gem house with years of experience creating pieces our clients adore. Contact us for more info about our process and nationwide shipping.