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#1 skp1

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    Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:48 PM

    Here's one more thing to add toy our to-do list that no one ever mentioned to me - have your engagement ring professionally cleaned right before the wedding.  Everyone will be looking at you and your hands and the photographer will be getting close up photos so you want it to look its best.  I normally do a home cleaning every month or so and that works well to keep the diamond shiny but the band was still looking worn out.  Between all the hand washing and banging against metal door handles or rails, it takes a beating.  I didn't really notice until we bought our wedding bands and it looked like a completely different metals when put next to one another.  So I went to the jeweler and in less than 5 minutes the ring looked brand new (and its free since its the place it was purchased).  Definitely worth it.


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    #2 heavenone

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      Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:21 PM

      I hadn't even thought about that! Thanks for the tip!



      #3 proti007

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        Posted 16 July 2011 - 06:51 AM

        I get my ring cleaned at our jeweller about once a month. Definitely makes gives it that extra sparkle! Our jeweller suggested that I clean it with Mr. Clean anytime I'm not able to get into him. I tried it (literally submersed my ring in a cup of Mr. Clean for about 10 minutes) then gave it a quick scrub with an old toothbrush and voila! Sparkly sparkly!



        #4 JayKay

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        Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:13 AM


        wow, never would have thought to try that but I just might have to!
         

        Originally Posted by proti007 

        I get my ring cleaned at our jeweller about once a month. Definitely makes gives it that extra sparkle! Our jeweller suggested that I clean it with Mr. Clean anytime I'm not able to get into him. I tried it (literally submersed my ring in a cup of Mr. Clean for about 10 minutes) then gave it a quick scrub with an old toothbrush and voila! Sparkly sparkly!



         



        #5 skp1

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          Posted 17 July 2011 - 12:16 PM

          I use a mix of hot water and white vinegar - something I read online. It definitely works to keep the diamond sparkly.

          Steph & John........Atlantis.......June 18, 2011......happily married


          #6 torilynnsmith

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            Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:22 PM

            Good tip!!! I never even thought of the contrast in metals, particularly if you have a white gold that needs to be dipped once in awhile a freshly dipped ring looks soooo much nicer!



            #7 starrysim

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              Posted 17 July 2011 - 06:09 PM


              The place where my diamond was set said the same thing - they said they themselves use Mr. Clean.  The ring sure was sparkly after she cleaned it for me.  They also offer re-dipping for 5 yrs I think, so I'll have to get that done before the wedding for sure.  We'll just see how much of the sparkle it loses after 4 days of sand and sunscreen. lol

               

              At home, I've been cleaning it with hot water and a bit of baby shampoo, and scrubbing with a soft toothbrush.  I also have an ammonia-based jewelery cleaning solution, but I don't use it often because I'm afraid it will make the white gold wear or fade faster - does anyone know?
               

              Originally Posted by proti007 

              I get my ring cleaned at our jeweller about once a month. Definitely makes gives it that extra sparkle! Our jeweller suggested that I clean it with Mr. Clean anytime I'm not able to get into him. I tried it (literally submersed my ring in a cup of Mr. Clean for about 10 minutes) then gave it a quick scrub with an old toothbrush and voila! Sparkly sparkly!



               


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              #8 meBonidie2be

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                Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:41 PM

                I get my ring cleaned every time I am near the jeweler but it's nice to know the at home methods. I don't know if I would have thought to have it cleaned before the wedding. Guess that's another thing i have to plan for between Jamaica and the AHR.



                #9 passionsarcasm

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                  Posted 18 July 2011 - 05:14 PM

                  Great tip!

                  BTW, does anyone know how to clean yellow gold? I'd like to option to be able to clean my ring at home and not always have to go to the jewelers...most online instructions I have found are for platinum jewelry. Thanks.



                  #10 torilynnsmith

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                    Posted 18 July 2011 - 07:21 PM


                    I would say it is the same as all jewelry.  I picked up a great all natural 2 part cleaner for the band and diamond at the bridal show here last winter.  It works really well but as the ladies have said a little MR. Clean and an old toothbrush go a LONG way!

                    Originally Posted by passionsarcasm 

                    Great tip!

                    BTW, does anyone know how to clean yellow gold? I'd like to option to be able to clean my ring at home and not always have to go to the jewelers...most online instructions I have found are for platinum jewelry. Thanks.



                     






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