We are exposed to a significant amount of dirt, bacteria and other substances on a daily basis; thus it is no wonder that a ring can easily start to become dirty and lose some its shine. This can be very unfortunate, especially for someone who enjoys showing off their engagement ring every moment they get. Luckily, there are ways to clean an engagement ring or any other piece of diamond jewelry – often directly from your home without having to visit a local jewelry retailer. Here we are going to discuss when it is appropriate to clean your diamond jewelry yourself, as well as when it is a better option to rather take your diamond jewelry for professional cleaning.
Different types of dirt can build up on jewelry, so the first step is to take a closer look at your jewelry when it does seem like it is dirty. In cases where dirt that has built up consists of everyday dirt and products that you use like perfume, makeup, hand lotions and hairspray, then cleaning the jewelry yourself is appropriate and quite easy to do.
To clean your diamond jewelry at home, all you will need is some warm water and some dishwashing liquid soap. It is very important to stay away from household cleaning chemicals like bleach or acetone. These products can cause excessive harm to your jewelry, which is certainly unwanted in this case – you did, after all, pay a lot of money for your diamond jewelry. Instead, just using warm water and dishwashing liquid soap is perfect.
Mix the dishwashing liquid soap with some warm water and then place your diamond jewelry in the solution. You should keep your diamond jewelry in the solution for up to 40 minutes. After your jewelry has soaked a little, use a toothbrush with soft bristles to scrub off any dirt that still remains. Finally, use warm water to rinse of your diamond jewelry and then dry them off.
For jewelry that contains dirt buildup from work or from spending a lot of time in the kitchen, which is usually a thicker buildup, a professional cleaning may be more appropriate to avoid damage.