Caring for your Engagement Ring

Cleaning Your Diamond Rings

Lotions, soaps, food, skin, and everyday grime, gross these can work their way in and around your rings leaving a rather unflattering film all over, keeping it from looking like its true self. And the longer you wait the worse it gets, those materials can accumulate into a thick layer of gunk on the back of your diamonds, blocking light and robbing your stone of its natural luster making it dull and lifeless. Diamonds may be the hardest natural substance known to man, but that doesn’t mean we should clean them with steel wool and comet. Diamonds are carefully polished after they are cut and some colored diamonds can have coatings used to enhance the natural color which can be removed by harsh chemicals or vigorous scrubbing, so if you don’t know your stone take it to a jewelry professional for cleaning.

Gentle & Effective Ways to Clean Diamond Rings

  1. Soak your diamond ring in a warm solution of mild liquid detergent and water.
  2. Use a “Soft” brush if necessary to remove dirt. Don’t use the brush from your grill…
  3. Swish the ring around in the solution, and then rinse it thoroughly in warm water. Close the drain first, or put the ring in a strainer to keep from losing it!
  4. Dry the diamond ring with a lint-free cloth or your going to end up with little strands of cloth stuck in every nook and cranny of your ring.

If there are stubborn spots a dental water pik works wonders to flush out hard to reach areas but remember to close the bottom drain under were your cleaning the last thing you want is to loose a stone down the drain.

If your ring still needs some love it might be time to think about heading to a local jeweler to have it cleaned before you end up causing more harm than good.