How to clean your engagement ring at home. So I’ve been engaged for a few months now. Its been a great time with lots of friends and relatives oohing and ahhing over the ring. I love it. It’s an Aquamarine stone which is my birthstone set on a Celtic white gold band. It’s perfect!
But I have started to notice my ring looking a little less like it did at first. The stone isn’t looking as sparkly and the stones on the band are looking slightly grubby. Not what you want when you are showing it off every day.
You can take the ring into a local jeweller or you can buy a chemical cleaning kit but these are costly. I prefer to save money where I can (call me a cheapskate if you want!). I also don’t want to part with my ring for a few days.
So I have put together my top tips on keeping your engagement ring (or any stoned ring) looking its best.
How to clean your engagement ring at home
Make a solution with warm water (almost hot) and dishwashing soap. Soak your ring for about 20 to 40 minutes, gently brush the stone with a very soft toothbrush, and then rinse under warm running water.
The Diamond Store recommends that you soak your diamond ring in vodka for 20 minutes before rinsing clean. You can read more about their cleaning tips here.
Pour 1/2 cup white vinegar and 2 tablespoons baking soda into a shallow bowl. Mix the solution so that the baking soda is completely dissolved. Soak your diamond ring in the solution for two to three hours. Then rinse your ring under cold water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Make sure that the toothbrush is very soft. You don’t want to damage the ring or the setting of the stone.
Regularly cleaning your ring will help to keep it in perfect condition.
”If I had my way, I’d wear jewellery, a great pair of heels and nothing else.”
Jada Pinkett Smith
It is important to note that household cleaning chemicals can damage your ring so remove before cleaning or like me get someone else to do it!
Face creams and lotions can also get caught up in the ring so be sure to remove before applying tan, moisturiser or the like.
Until next time,