To make your outfit more interesting and presentable, jewelry is essential. These sparkling pieces, especially diamond rings add substance to any casual outfit or formal attire at work. It is essential to keep your rings clean and shiny.
Many people who own these rings prefer to take them to a jeweler for professional cleaning. But it would be nice to learn how to clean your own ring. Here are some cleaning tips to keep your diamond ring sparkling.
How do you clean your diamond ring?
There are many ways you can clean your diamond engagement ring. The most common is using soap and water. This method is universal–applicable for all metals such as platinum, silver, white gold, and gold rings. For cleaning rings stained by makeup or hairsprays, just use soap and water.
All you need for this is a solution that contains lukewarm soap and dishwashing liquid. Mild shampoo or bodywash can also be used but should not moisturize. Let the ring soak in the solution for about 20 to 40 mins. Next, brush it with a soft bristled brush. Then, rinse the ring under warm water.
For diamond rings made in gold or silver, soak them for 10 to 20 minutes in a 50/50 solution. Use a soft toothbrush or a scrubber to clean the ring. Rinse it with warm water.
Beer can be used as a cleaning agent for diamond rings in solid golden. A small amount of beer can be poured on a soft cloth and rubbed gently across the band. Then, dry with another soft cloth.
Also, you can buy jewelry cleaner or polisher. When using one, however, you should do some research. The solution could cause your ring to become less durable and may even discolor.
Paper towels can scratch your newly cleaned ring and can also mark its metal. It is safer to wear cotton clothes, or let the rings air dry.
How regularly should my rings be cleaned?
While you may not have realized it, the shine and brilliance of your diamond-ring can be affected by many everyday activities. You can get rid of all the dirt and oil by washing your hands once per week.
It is worth taking your ring to a jeweler for an inspection and deep cleaning at least once per year. This is important especially if you engage in activities such as gardening, outdoor exercise or cooking. You might find yourself going to the jeweler a lot more often.
You can reduce the likelihood of your ring being damaged or stained by doing things like taking it off when you are not using it. This will mean that you may not have to go to the jeweler as often for professional cleaning.
What do I need to be careful of when cleaning my wedding ring?
Diamond is not only renowned for its luster or shiny features, but also for its long-lasting durability. It will last for a very long time and it is not susceptible to any severe damage. But, that doesn’t mean it won’t get one. Cleaning diamond rings can still be done with cleaning chemicals such as bleach or chlorine. These corrosive chemical can lead to the loss of base metals within the ring band.
Other abrasive cleaners, such as toothpaste and baking soda can leave marks on the ring. They can make your ring more susceptible to scratches, especially when it’s made from gold.
It is important to only use a toothbrush for cleaning. This is to ensure that the ring does not get damaged or scuffed.
What are the reasons I shouldn’t use ultrasonic jewel cleaners?
Some sites recommend ultrasonic jewellery cleaners for cleaning diamond rings. It produces a stunning result but it has shortcomings in cleaning. The machine vibrates, creating powerful movements. This vibration can cause stone to lose its shape or, worse, even fall out of machine.
It is possible to lose the stone again by using the machine, even though jewelers are able to examine it if it is still intact. If it is continued, this could cause further damage.
For sentimental reasons, everyone wants their rings last as long a possible. As part of your jewelry maintenance routine, it is essential that you clean your diamond band regularly. Your diamond ring will retain its sentimental value by being free from dirt and damages.