When you buy something of value, you preserve it by keeping it in a safe place and using it only when necessary. A diamond engagement ring is an exception. You must wear the gem daily, exposing it to dirt such as soap, makeup, hand cream, and grease.
If you stay long without cleaning your diamond ring, the dirt may block light from entering the diamond, making it lose the sparkle. But how do you clean your diamond ring at home without ruining it? This guide covers everything you need to know about cleaning your diamond ring at home.
What Will You Need to Clean Your Diamond Ring?
You shouldn't use harsh chemicals such as chlorine when cleaning your diamond ring because they can discolor the ring. Avoid stiff brushes as they can blemish and scratch the stone's surface. Prepare the following items for the job:
- A small water bowl
- Warm water
- Mild liquid detergent
- A soft toothbrush
- Dry, clean non-fluffy cloth
A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Clean Your Diamond Ring at Home
Make a Cleaning Solution
In your small bowl, pour warm water and mix it with a mild liquid detergent. A liquid dish detergent such as Ivory dishwashing liquid is a popular choice.
Soak Your Ring
Let the ring soak in the cleaning solution for 30-40 minutes. It will detach the grime stuck in the stone prongs.
Brush the Ring Gently
Use a soft brush to avoid scratching the metal setting. Brush the undercarriage, between the prongs, and other places where dirt may hide.
After brushing, swish the ring into the cleaning solution for 2 to 4 minutes and rinse it with warm water.
Dry the Ring
Use the non-fluffy cloth to blot the diamond ring dry.
Try A Professional Jeweler To Clean Your Jewelry
If you want your diamond ring to maintain its sparkle, clean it weekly using this method. Also, take it to a professional jeweler twice a year for deep cleaning. If your work exposes your ring to more dirt, get it cleaned more often.
iTouch Diamonds prides itself in offering unmatched services in cleaning diamond rings, redesigning jewelry, and resetting the stone. If you're looking for these services, schedule your appointment today.