Engagement rings are your precious reminder of the commitment you and your partner have made to each other and even though they seem like the perfect piece of jewelry, they still require some maintenance. Lucky for you, cleaning your engagement rings at home is rather simple and anybody can do it with a simple water-based cleaning solution and a toothbrush. It does require some background knowledge and some understanding of the basics though
because you don’t want to damage your ring.
Make Your Own Cleaning Solution
It is rather simple to clean your rings and create your own cleaning solution. All you need to do is to take some warm water and mix it with gentle dishwashing soap. Once you have the solution made, let your engagement ring soak in the solution for twenty to forty minutes. After your ring soaks, you can gently brush it with a soft bristle toothbrush. Finally, rinse off your ring with warm water and then dry it off with a soft towel or let it air dry.
How Often Do Rings Need To Be Cleaned?
Clean your rings once a week to keep them free from the oil buildup that our bodies produce naturally. You might also consider taking your rings to the jeweler every six months though. The jeweler not only cleans your rings using a special machine but he also checks them for any missing or loose stones.
What Precautions Should I Take?
While cleaning your ring is rather simple, you want to make sure you take a few precautions so that you avoid damaging your engagement ring. For example, if you brush with a hard bristle toothbrush or you brush too hard, you risk damaging your ring and even risk causing the stones to fall off if they are loose. Remember to be gentle with your ring. You also want to avoid paper towels because they can cause scratches on your diamond as you try to dry it.
Avoid using cleaning products that you keep around your house. Bleach or chlorine might seem like a good option to get your ring squeaky clean, but these products can actually be too harsh and break down the metals that your ring is made of. Other products to avoid include baking soda and toothpaste as they can easily damage your diamond by scratching it.
Keeping your engagement ring clean at home is rather easy if you follow these simple steps. Don’t forget to visit the jewelry store every six months to enhance the shine of your beautiful diamond by getting it checked and cleaned professionally.
At Mervis Diamond Importers, you’re welcome to bring your ring in for a free cleaning as often as you like.