Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
skp1

Clean your engagement ring

Recommended Posts

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


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

Originally Posted by proti007 View Post

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!



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


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 View Post

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!



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


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 View Post

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.



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • I’m getting married in six months to my foreign girlfriend. I was advised by a friend that one of the things I need to do before saying I do is to get a prenuptial agreement. Basically it’s supposed to protect my assets and properties in case my relationship with my future wife goes down the drain. I don’t know though if this is an acceptable practice when marrying Kiev ladies. I don’t want to do it if it would be insulting on her end. I need advice on this. Please help me.
    • So we are currently looking for an all inclusive resort for the wedding. We have 60 guests and found all the Dreams resorts as options and all of them gave us a quote and discounted price since it’s off season etc. Resorts in Punta Canta gave us a reasonable price, Dominicus gave us a really good deal then La Romana Resort and Spa gave us their regular price and so hard to negotiate. Will someone tell us how special is this resort that they won’t give us a good discount when all my guests are staying in their resort for 5-8 days. We are bringing $$$ in their resort and not give us a discount?  What is so special with this resort?  Can somebody recommend a beautiful resort? 
    • Hello Everyone, Share your favorite wedding venues. And also give me a Solution. I choose Wedding Venues in mobile al the Anne-marie cottage.
    • Hello Jania! are you bringing any external vendor for your wedding?
    • Looking forward to seeing your cruise wedding photos!!!
  • Topics

×