Jewelry 101: Cleaning Engagement Rings
Every woman knows that “Diamonds are forever,” so you’d hope the same sparkle and shine your engagement ring had on the day he proposed will last throughout all your married life. Alas, everyday wear will have an effect on your diamond’s appeared brilliance. The good news is it can be revived, your bling just needs some regular cleaning and maintenence to sustain that luster. Today we’re here to share some easy ways to do just that without spending a pretty penny.
At home maintenance
Create a solution with hot water and dishwashing soap and soak your ring for about 30 minutes. Then gently rub the stone (underneath too!) with a soft toothbrush or sponge, then rinse under running warm water.
Stay away from bleach, acetone and chlorine. These harsh chemicals can remove the base metals of your ring. You should also avoid baking soda, toothpaste, powdered cleaners, and other at home jewelry cleaners. Each of these can have damaging effects on metals.
Take it to your jeweler
If your rings really need a boost, we offer cleaning services for little to no cost, depending on how much cleaning is needed. Our techniques can range from the use of an ultrasonic sound wave machine to a steamer, which will help blast away and remove hidden dirt and residue.
And while we have your rings for cleaning, we’ll be sure to assess its condition, checking for weakened prongs or loose stones.