How To Clean & Maintain Your Solitaire Or Diamond Engagement Ring
BY Sakshi | 19 Jul, 2021 | 3455 views | 3 min read
That rock on the finger might be pretty, but take a look at your engagement ring closely, especially if it already has been over a few months- do you see that dullness round the corners and possible gross and crusty stuff stuck here and there and especially at the back? Well, don't get grossed out, you ain't alone girl! The more the diamonds and stones on your ring, the more space for gunk to get lodged- gross, we know. We are sure you have wondered- how to clean your diamond ring, and how often should you clean your engagement ring? So we are going to tell you how exactly you can keep and maintain your engagement ring- especially at a time when we are all going overboard with sanitisers and can't really step out easily to go give our ring for professional cleaning at a jeweller's.
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Do a daily rub if possible
This is the ideal way to keep your engagement ring clean and sparkling. Sanitisers can damage your ring, and lotions, potions and food just make a layer of oil and eventually dirt. Use an old tee or a soft chamois or flannel cloth everynight to keep it clean. But we understand, this might not be possible, but it doesn't hurt to try and remember to do it when possible.
Easiest Hack- Clean with Club Soda!
Yea, we know it might sound like something you see in one of those viral Instagram videos, but trust us when we tell you that it does work. Just fill up some fizzy club soda, yup, make sure it's fizzy and not flat, and immerse your ring in it completely. Leave it for about half an hour and the bubbles will cloosen the gunk from between the stones- just use a toothbrush to remove it and you'll have the sparkling shine back again! This one is so easy, you can do it as often as you'd like!
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Dishwash liquid to the rescue!
Soaking the diamond in a mixture of warm water and dishwash liquid works well too. Scrub it with a toothbrush to deep clean and you can do this once a month.
Window cleaner works well too
So if you are very sure that the diamonds used in your ring are high quality, then you can use window cleaning spray or liquid to clean it too. It has ammonia, which can clean the diamond, but might work adversely on inferior stones. After that, you can leave it to air dry. This can be done once or twice a week.
Baking soda works on diamonds too
This might not be everyone's cleaner of choice when it comes to diamonds, but baking soda works great on diamonds too. Mix a hot cup of water with 1-2 tsps of baking soda and soak the ring in it for a few minutes. Then rinse it and clean with a dry cloth. If the ring is super dirty, then you can make a paste of baking powder and water instead and use it as a paste to clean the ring.
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Vodka and toothpaste are effective too
Yep, both these are hacks that work as well! Soak in vodka or use a toothbrush and boring white toothpaste to keep it shiny!
Looking for more generic tips and tricks to keep your ring clean and shiny? Then here's How to Take Care of Your Engagement Ring: Dos and Don'ts!