How to clean an Engagement Ring?
Have you ever wondered, how to dust off the extra oil and debris on those precious diamonds? Here is a quick guide on how to maintain the shine of your forever love rings.
Getting your engagement rings cleaned at home or at a professional ambiance is extremely important to keep them evergreen and sparkling.
Why is cleansing extremely important for your engagement rings?
Just like your everlasting love and vows, your diamonds need extra care as time ages. The everyday dirt and debris, oil, and cosmetic residues are some toxins that can be a breeding ground for bacteria to feed on, causing skin irritation, scratches on your band and even discoloration of your metals over time.
Now before you start to panic clean your engagement ring. Sit back and get detailed information about maintaining that sunkissed glow of your engagement.
How to Clean your engagement rings at home?
Our experts suggest- “the cleaning of your sparkling rings every six months for better care and evergreen brilliance” Spilling the secret of their “DIY Tips” to gently cleanse and an easy-to-maintain guide between our included yearly professional cleanings.
The simplest way to cleanse your diamond rings is to soak them in warm water with an ordinary degreasing mix like dish soap. Our in-house diamond experts suggest blocking the drain if you choose to perform this process over a sink.
Now, simply use a soft brittle new toothbrush to remove the extra dirt and fabric pieces from your diamonds. Try cleaning the back of your diamond, this is where a lot of dust accumulates.
Rinse thoroughly with your warm water solution and pat dry it on a microfiber cloth. Now let it rest, air drying.
What not to do while “DIY cleaning” your engagement ring at home?
The second scariest thing other than losing your engagement ring would be damaging your ring forever in the process of DIY. Many couples prefer extra steps to clean their rings using detergents, bleaches, chlorine and acetones. Diamonds like salt and pepper, black diamonds, birthstones and even lab-grown diamonds will easily be damaged by these chemicals.
Even the hardest white diamond would be scared to death with this DIY solution. Not only your stones by the prongs, metals and even the hue of your gold will tarnish.
Another tip to remember is not to use ultrasonic jewelry cleaners. While these machines bring up the instant shine, the fierce movements will loosen up the diamond and eventually fall out. The Ultrasonic cleansers permanently damage delicate masterpieces such as antique engagement rings and Art Deco craftsmanship.
Lastly, make sure you use a microfiber cloth or soft fabrics made of cotton to cleanse your rings. The harsh paper towel can cause rough scratches on the metal of your band.
Keep your lovely memories blooming forever with the best expert advice by Rustic and Gold.