Diamond maintenance is crucial to ensuring your diamond ring stays sparkling and in great shape. Some people find it hard to make the time to stop by a jeweler to get their ring cleaned, and other can’t stand the thought of leaving it for a few days and not being able to wear their ring while it gets a professional cleaning. While we do suggest getting your jewelry professionally cleaned at least twice a year, we’ve compiled a few tips on how to clean your diamond ring at home between scheduled cleanings!
How Often Should I Clean My Ring?
Before we delve into the details, we want to address a common question when it comes to cleaning jewelry in general – How often should you do it? Most suggest cleaning your ring anywhere from once a week to every other week to keep it in great shape and maintain that stunning fire. Cleaning once a week is perfect and easy to add to any weekend routine to make it a habit!
Consider the Metal Type
Take care to know the maintenance tips or your ring’s metal type. There are different solutions that work best on all metals, but some are specifically used to reduce tarnish in silver or really make gold pop. Do some research and figure out some of the tricks of the trade to pay attention to the metal of your ring as much as the diamond itself!
How to Clean My Ring
The easiest way to clean your ring is to mix warm – almost hot – water and dishwashing soap. You can then soak your ring in the watery solution for anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Once that time is up, use a very soft-bristled tooth brush to polish it. If there’s still a bit of stubborn grime, go ahead and repeat. This is a great way to get off normal layers of products like hairspray or lotion, and it can work with all metals. After polishing, dry your ring with a cotton cloth or let it air dry. Avoid paper towels as they can actually scratch your ring.
If while you’re cleaning your ring you notice there are certain spots that aren’t coming up easily even after a repeated rinse, schedule a professional cleaning to get rid of deeper set dirt. If you’re an avid cook or a very outdoorsy person and you don’t remove your ring often, you may require more than two professional cleanings a year.
Keep in mind this is a fragile piece of jewelry! Take care when cleaning your ring at home. Happy cleaning!