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Do you clean your own ring or have a professional do it?

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The Secret to Keeping Your Diamond Ring Sparkly Long After the Wedding

by Rebecca Stokes

how to keep your diamonds cleanCleaning your engagement ring is probably the furthest thing from your mind when you first slip that gorgeous sucker onto your eagerly awaiting finger. You are too mesmerized by this symbol of love. How it sparkles, how it shines! No one can blame you for looking at it as though you're a magpie, or as if it's the One True Ring, and you are as deeply smitten with it as Gollum before you.

Wearing that sparkly jewel every day takes it toll -- though not in a way that really hurts your stone! Diamonds are made to withstand almost anything. But even diamonds get dirty. Why do you think there are so many different types of cleaners on the market? Just go to Amazon and type in 'ring cleaner' and you'll see what I mean.

What it takes most folks a few needless purchases to realize is that the stuff you need to really make your ring sparkle like new again is already at your own home. Once you discover what they are, you won't go back to expensive cleaners again. You'll make this ring cleaning mode part of your daily routine.

While it may horrify your hubby to know that you aren't enlisting the services of a professional to clean your ring (a totally valid choice as well), we bet he'll be pleased with the lack of damage this method does to his wallet. All you'll need is a small, electric toothbrush, a dot of toothpaste, and some hot water. Place the toothpaste on the brush, moisten slightly with hot water, and then scrub your ring as you would scrub your back molars -- with pressure and in small circles.

Once you've lathered up the ring thoroughly, make sure you rinse it completely under the hot water until it's free of all the paste residue. Use a clean towel to dry it. If you're fully super-ambitious, use an auto-shammy to polish it up to a beautiful high sheen.

Do you clean your own ring or have a professional do it?

by on Apr. 18, 2014 at 10:23 AM
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by on Apr. 18, 2014 at 10:57 AM

I have the cleaner they gave us. But once a year the jeweler calls and we take the rings there for a good cleaning and to make sure the diamonds are safe and secure at no charge of course.

by Froggie on Apr. 18, 2014 at 11:13 AM

I normally clean them myself. Last time they were pro-cleaned was when I had to have my emerald ring repaired and they cleaned my wedding rings for free. They also fixed the "roundness" of my rings. But they don't need it often b/c I don't wear any of them around the house. 

by on Apr. 18, 2014 at 11:55 AM

 If I'm at the mall and think of it I have it cleaned. Otherwise I never take it off and don't care. After the great turkey killing of 2013 my ring was DISGUSTING and I did take it off and have it cleaned right away. Next time I'll take it off before ripping the heart and entrails out of a bird.

by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2014 at 2:49 PM

I don't have a ring that requires cleaning.

by on Apr. 18, 2014 at 3:16 PM

I clean my own ring and very regularly. At least 2x a week. I am slacking this week though. I hate seeing cloudy diamonds though. I use mild soapy water. Those harsh chemicals regularly can't be good for diamonds. I don't even trust toothpaste, or baking soda. Afraid it'll scratch my gold.

by Brenda on Apr. 18, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Both but normally I have the pro's do it it has a warranty and they clean and do all to it so I do not have to mess with it!

by Bella on Apr. 18, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I clean them my self but also take them in for cleanings.

by Member on Apr. 18, 2014 at 10:06 PM

I take it to the jewelry store to get it done for free when i can . None of the ring cleaners really work on my ring , only the middle diamond sparkles like new but the two on the side dont so i usually have to take it in. I've tried at home remedies and non of them have worked so, but i still try them in case.

by Silver Member on Apr. 18, 2014 at 10:13 PM

^^ in desperate need of a cleaning
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