How do you clean your ring?
Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:03 AM
How do you keep your ring clean? I've been meaning to buy cleaner & haven't gotten around to it. I want to make sure I get the right stuff, so I'd rather use nothing at all than something bad for my ring. But, I've had the ring for 2 months now so I need to clean it!!
I get smudges on the top all the time that I rub off with a tshirt. I think they might be from wearing latex gloves. Anyone else have this problem?
Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:11 AM
When I just want to give it a good scrubbing, I use a baby toothbrush, some ammonia or Mr. Clean and some gentle soap. Looks like new again!
But I'm obsessed, and clean mine at least 3x a week...I hate when it looks dirty!
Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:23 AM
Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:32 AM
| Originally Posted by pipi619 |
My jewlers told me that the ring should be clean as often as you can. For those of you who live in NY, you can always stop by at any jewlers in Chinatown and they will provide free cleaning.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:33 AM
but when I actually take time to clean it I have this little bottle of blue liquid that they gave Joe when he bought the ring. I just drop it in there for 2 mintues and then scrub it lightly with a soft toothbrush.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:40 AM
I did extensive research on my ring and how to clean it after we had it made, and I feel very comfortable with the quality. Pave is difficult to set, and sometimes even just a small piece of dirt can be what's between losing a stone and one that is properly set.
So, I would rather have my ring clean and sparkly all the time, and risk losing a stone in my ultrasonic cleaner, rather than losing it on the street. Because, if a stone is loose, it'll come out eventually. But jewelers do use steamers, but they are high powered, and not recommended for home use.
But I would also suggest having your ring checked every six months by a reputable jeweler, who can tell if you have any stones that are loose, etc. That will help with gauging how to clean it!
But there's nothing wrong with a little soap and water everyday either! I hate it when mine has smudges!
Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:41 AM
Once in awhile I use that blue liquid jewlery cleaning solution Tara mentions. I've never heard any jeweler that says to only clean once a year. Most will say you can do it more often, but obviously don't get obsessive and do it every day/week. I do it about every 2-3 months.
You can use a solution of mild dish soap, warm water and to clean your ring (don't use ammonia if you have a colored diamond though).
Posted 05 September 2007 - 11:15 AM
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