Your engagement ring, most likely, is the most precious piece of jewellery that you own; it’s not just a ring for you it's a feeling of love. So it is closest to your heart. A lot of people, however, complain about not being able to keep the shine for long. Well, you need not bother, here are some tips to maintain your diamond & also, some sure shot ways to get that shine back on your ring!
Some Effectual Tips to Clean Your Engagement Rings
With a variety of metals and stones each engagement ring is one-of-a-kind. Every ring always need to cleaning time to time. Before you start cleaning your ring, make sure you know what kind of metals it is and what right maintenance it needs. However, regardless of the method chosen, the best perspective to completely clean a gemstone and diamond ring is to be patient and careful during doing so.
Here are some tricks and methods that you can apply while clean your precious engagement ring at home. However, we strongly recommend that you get your engagement ring cleaned professionally at least twice or thrice a year. You must never use sharp or pointed objects to remove any particle on your ring to avoid tarnishing it.
1. Clean Your Silver and Gold Rings With A Glass Surface and Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Solution:
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a chemical solution which colorless and easily available in the markets and is ideal solution to clear out whatever dirt particles and pollutants are keeping your ring away from shining. Take equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and glass surface. Put your ring in the solution for almost 10 to 15 minutes. Gently rub off the dirt with a soft small brush or toothbrush. Don’t forget to rinse in warm water for some time and dry before putting it back on your finger.
2. Use Warm Water And Regular Dish Wash Soap:
Warm water and regular soap is the finest and simplest technique to clean a diamond and all type of metal ring. Mix warm water and basic dish wash soap for preparing solution. Depending on how unclean your ring is, put it for almost 20 to 40 minutes. Remove any residue using a toothbrush or any soft brush. Under warm running water, rinse the ring. After washing your ring, just make sure that you completely get rid of any soap residue.
3. Try A Chemical-Free Cleaning:
If you decide to use a jewellery cleaner or polisher to clean your engagement ring, just make sure you do the right and do enough research because if you choose wrong solution or chemical then your diamond ring may become discolored or lose its durability and shine.
4. Ketchup! Ohh yes, We Are Not joking:
As funny as it sounds but that ketchup bottle which is always in your kitchen can help you to get the shine of your silver ring back. For a approx 10 minutes, put your ring in a small bowl of ketchup. Work ketchup into the crevices with a soft brush or toothbrush then rinses and dry the ring and clean it with lukewarm water. Make sure you do not leave your ring in ketchup for more than a few minutes.
5. Avoid Wearing Your Ring While you are Cooking:
Spices also have chemical properties which can react with your ring. Also many spices, oils and foods stick to your ring while cooking. Not only do you tarnish your ring but, at times, food gets stuck at places that aren’t possible to reach. So avoid wearing ring during you are cooking.
6. Use Vinegar For Cleaning:
For those of you who decided to get that beautiful diamond ring made in silver, so you can clean it with vinegar. Pour half a cup of white vinegar into a bowl; add two tablespoons of baking soda to it. Keep stirring the solution till the baking soda completely dissolves. Now is the time to leave your ring in the solution for some hours. Put your ring out and wash it with cold water.
7. Use Lemon For Cleaning:
Lemon is always in your kitchen you can use it for cleaning jewellery. Lemon is acidic in nature it easily reacts with metals. Take 5 to 6 tablespoons of lemon juice in a bowl, and add 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda and mix it well. Now put your ring in this solution for some hours. Put your ring out and wash it with normal water.
8. Never Use Strong Chemicals And Strong brushes To Clean Your Ring:
Diamonds are the hardest stones, but still, you should not use some strong chemicals like acetone and bleach to remove dirt particles from your ring, because they can harm your ring. Similarly, brushes with hard bristles can scratch your band as well as the diamond and you can lose your ring’s shine. It’s always better to stick to simple dishwashing soap, soft bristles brush and water.
9. Beer is just Not A Drink!
Yes, We are not kidding! Beer is basic in nature and can easily react with metal your favorite beer can bring back the shine of your gold ring very easily. just pour some beer into a soft cloth and gently scrub off any dirt on your ring with the damp cloth. Avoid rubbing beer on gemstones and diamonds. Once you are done, wipe it with clean cloth.
10. Get It Done Professionally:
The best way to clean your ring to take it to a jewelry cleaner expert or where did you buy your ring from. Make sure you talk to the jeweler who is cleaning your ring rather than just leaving it at the store.
There, you have the best and simplest tips to clean your engagement ring at home. Do let us know the one you choose, Did we miss any hack? We would love to know! Don’t forget to keep a check on this space by simply following us!