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How do you clean your ring?

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#1 rodent


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    Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:03 AM

    I searched but couldn't find this topic anywhere else.

    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?

    #2 jak27

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      Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:11 AM

      I bought an ultrasonic cleaner from Sharper Image off of ebay that is awesome. But be careful if you have any kind of pave...if the stones are not set properly, they can loosen and fall out! But it does a hell of a job!

      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!

      #3 NYJen

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        Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:23 AM

        I've heard it's not good to clean your ring more than once a year. (Not sure how accurate that is.) Also, I believe the best way to clean it is with the steamer (that most jewelers have.) You may want to find out for sure what the experts say.

        #4 pipi619

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          Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:28 AM

          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.

          #5 TammyB

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            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.
            My Jewerly store told me the same thing. I purchased my jewerly cleaner at the place DH got my rings from. In the summer it's hard to get my ring off so I just gently clean it everyday on my finger and rince with warm water and it looks great.

            #6 tvt

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              Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:33 AM

              ah, ususally mine gets clean in the shower...

              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.

              #7 jak27

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                Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:40 AM

                Most jewelers discourage cleaning a ring often only due to the fact that you might discover that the stones weren't properly set (as I described above). Basically, if the ring is made properly, you can clean your ring as often as possible. I joined a forum during the time we were looking at diamonds, and ring cleaning is a big debate, and most experts agree it's ok to clean if it's made & set properly.

                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!

                #8 Jessica

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                  Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:41 AM

                  I usually get free cleaning at the jewelry store, which I think is the best because it SPARKLES like crazy when they are done, and they also check to make sure none of the stones are loose and if they are will fix them.

                  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).

                  #9 RaydensMama

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                    Posted 05 September 2007 - 10:49 AM

                    I have some avon jewelrey cleaner my mom got me. Ive been using it for 2 years now and it works just great!

                    #10 JaimeLynne

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                      Posted 05 September 2007 - 11:15 AM

                      I use this stuff I bought at the Bridal Show. It works great. I'll have to look and see what it's called, I know they have a website...

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