Diamond rings require care to keep them sparkly and clean off any debris that has built up on them. In order to do this effectively, it is best practice to take your diamond rings to a professional jeweler to get them cleaned at least every six months. But what if you notice your rings are losing their sparkle and you want to clean them at home? It is actually quite easy to clean your diamond rings at home and all you need is some gentle dish soap and a cloth.
How often should my diamond ring be cleaned?
As previously mentioned, a professional jeweler should inspect and clean your diamond ring every six months. Not only do they use special machines that will make your ring sparkly again, but they will inspect it to make sure that you don’t have any loose stones and that your prongs are still in good condition.
On top of having it cleaned professionally, you should be cleaning your diamond ring at home at least once a month, if not more often, to keep it sparkly and get rid of the build-up on it. But how exactly do you clean it and what cleaning solution should you use?
Avoid cleaning chemicals and solutions
Cleaning chemicals and solutions should be avoided when cleaning diamond rings. They are often too harsh and can cause damage to your ring.
The best way to clean your rings is with a solution made out of dish soap and water.
How to clean diamond rings at home?
The first thing you will need to do is make your cleaning solution. Take some warm water and add some gentle dish soap to it. Let your diamond ring soak in the solution for about 15 - 20 minutes to help loosen up any debris. After that, you can take a gentle cloth and start running on your ring. Be careful not to get the cloth stuck on any of the prongs. Let your ring air dry and enjoy the sparkle when you place it back on your finger.
What about toothbrushes and paper towels?
Many people use their toothbrushes to clean their diamond rings but most toothbrushes can actually scratch the diamond. The same goes for paper towels. Using them to dry the diamond ring can cause minor scratches, which is why it is best to air dry it.
Proper cleaning and maintenance avoid any damage to your ring and keeps it shiny and sparkly. Remember to clean it at home frequently but to take it for a professional cleaning every six months to prolong its beauty.
You’re welcome to bring your Mervis diamond in for a free cleaning as often as you wish.