How to clean your engagement ring quickly and easily at home!
An engagement ring is one of the most priceless items you will ever own. Aside from the monetary cost that your partner put down to purchase it, the time spent choosing it, the thought that went in to choice, the special moment when it was given to you and not to mention what it symbolises, all make that important piece of jewellery priceless.
We all know that to keep a precious gemstone or diamond ring in good condition we should take it off when doing things like showering and washing up. However, do you know how to clean your engagement ring at home to bring back the brilliance of when it was first bought?
Chatting to Popsugar, vice president of diamond jewellers Ritani Mark Keeney revealed how to keep your diamond sparkling year after year.
“There are three products you can use that are likely found within the home. The first is baking soda.This is because its mild, nonabrasive consistency makes it a great choice for cleaning all manners of metals and precious stones. In order to clean your ring with it, simply pour a bit into the bowl and mix it with a bit of warm water to create a soft paste. Take off your ring, and use your fingers to gently rub the paste around the stone, the setting, and the band. Rinse the ring in warm water, and dry with a lint-free cloth.
Toothpaste also cleans engagement rings in a pinch. Take a bit and apply to a soft-bristled toothbrush — the nongel, chalky kind is best. You might even want to invest in a child-size brush. They have smaller heads and softer bristles that are perfect for ring cleaning. Gently scrub the ring all over the brush, rinse with warm water, and dry with a lint-free cloth.
And for an even deeper clean, simply squirt a bit of liquid dishwashing detergent on a toothbrush. Again, the small size and soft bristles of a child’s brush would come in handy. Add a tiny bit of warm water, and scrub the stone and setting gently. Next, rinse the bubbles away with warm water. Dry with a lint-free cloth. If your ring is especially grimy? Let it sit in a solution of warm water and dish soap for half an hour before scrubbing.”
So, next time you want to give your ring a clean, try those top tips from the expert!