It’s no surprise that wedding and engagement rings need a little upkeep. However, you may be putting off bringing it to the jeweler because of costs and having to say ‘buh-bye’ to your ring for a bit. But, it’s important that you keep your ring clean in order to maintain it’s shimmer, shine, and luxury appeal.
So, if you don’t want to take it to your local jeweler, why not clean it at home? Cleaning your ring at home is super easy and chances are you don’t charge as much as the jewelry store! Follow these simple steps to get your ring gleaming again. Remember, your ring should be thoroughly cleaned every six months. But, it doesn’t hurt to clean it between those scrubbing sessions.
How To Clean Your Ring At Home
1. The Water
Get a small cup from your cupboard and fill it with hot water. It should be hot enough to help kill and dissolve bacteria. Many people choose to use a shot glass, but any small cup will work.
2. The Soap
Make sure when you add soap into the water that you do not add any with harsh chemicals that could eat away at your ring. This is why it’s best to use all-natural soaps. Also, be sure to never use a cleaning agent meant for the floor or tile, this will surely diminish the luxury appearance of your ring.
However, if your ring just has a platinum or gold band and diamonds, rather than other stones such as pearls or rubies, you can use Windex to clean your ring without worrying about it killing the value or the shine!
It’s best to use a soft-bristle brush when cleaning your ring. This will ensure that you won’t leave harsh scratch marks on the glimmering surface of your ring. Toothbrushes work nicely in a pinch! And, they help to get into the grooves of your precious ring.
Be sure to rinse your ring thoroughly with warm. You don’t want to leave any soap residue on the ring to sit for a long time, creating a film. This could cause it to eat away at the ring over time.
Finally, use a soft-to-the-touch cloth to dry your ring. The soft material will allow you to fully dry the ring without the fear of scratching it. After you dry your ring, you will be able to show off your shiny gem to everyone once again!