Diamonds are forever, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get dirty. So, if your partner recently bought you an engagement ring in Salt Lake City, experts at AAA Jewelers’ tell us that it is possible for you to clean it with a few DIY tricks.
Here are some tips to keep the dazzle in your precious engagement ring:
Learn to use the right cleaning solutions
The best way to clean your diamond engagement is to soak it in a soapy water solution. You usually don’t need commercial ring cleaners. All you need is to fill a small bowl with warm water then add a few drops of baby shampoo or liquid hand soap. Soak your ring for a few hours and rinse under cold water. That’s it. But if you want to try the vinegar plus baking soda solution, it’s important to ensure that the baking soda has been thoroughly dissolved before soaking your ring in it. Baking soda is abrasive, just like toothpaste and other powdered cleaners. Therefore, make sure nothing abrasive touches your ring.
Brush residue as gently as possible
If you find any caked-on dirt, you can use a soft-bristled brush—a baby’s toothbrush works best—to clear it away. But before you do, make sure your ring has been soaked in a soapy water solution for long periods of time. Don’t attempt to “chip off” the caked-on dirt while it’s still dry. If you don’t want to use a toothbrush, you can use a soft cloth to rub the dirt away.
Schedule deep cleaning
Occasionally, it’s important to take your ring to the cleaners for some deep cleaning, ultrasonic cleaning to be exact. Some jewelry stores include this service in their lifetime warranties, so take advantage of this offer. But what’s more important is to regularly clean your engagement ring so it stays brilliant for a long time.
Diamond engagement rings can be passed on from one generation to another so make sure you’re doing your share of cleaning it properly so they last a long time. Consider these home cleaning tips so you can keep your precious rings sparkling and stunning.