How to clean a diamond ring properly? Thanks!

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 30, 2017
    White toothpaste(not gel) and a toothbrush

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 30, 2017
    This is how I clean mine for routine cleanings
    And, on the occasion that I forget to take my ring off when I'm making dough, I immediately take it off and soak it in warm water and dish detergent for about 20 minutes and then very gently use a clean toothbrush to push out any dough remnants left in between the prongs. Good luck!!

  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jan 30, 2017
    From the Gemological Insititute of America www.gia.edu

    A simple plan to keep your diamond jewelry looking beautiful is to soak it in a gentle degreasing solution, such as water with a few drops of mild dish soap, once or twice a week. After you remove the diamond from the cleaning solution, use a soft, clean toothbrush to remove any remaining dirt. The toothbrush should be new and reserved exclusively for cleaning your jewelry. Use it to clean hard-to-reach places like the back of the diamond, which tends to collect the most oil and dirt.

    they also make the following disclaimer:
    "Household cleansers or toothpaste should never be used when cleaning diamond jewelry. Chemicals like chlorine can damage some of the metals used to alloy gold for diamond settings and abrasives can scratch gold and other metals".

  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jan 30, 2017
    From the Gemological Institute of America

    A simple plan to keep your diamond jewelry looking beautiful is to soak it in a gentle degreasing solution, such as water with a few drops of mild dish soap, once or twice a week. After you remove the diamond from the cleaning solution, use a soft, clean toothbrush to remove any remaining dirt. The toothbrush should be new and reserved exclusively for cleaning your jewelry. Use it to clean hard-to-reach places like the back of the diamond, which tends to collect the most oil and dirt.

    they also make the following disclaimer:
    "Household cleansers or toothpaste should never be used when cleaning diamond jewelry. Chemicals like chlorine can damage some of the metals used to alloy gold for diamond settings and abrasives can scratch gold and other metals".

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 30, 2017
    To add to my first comment this will explain how to clean the ring and toothpaste is meant for the stone. www.how.com/how_4924613_clean-diamond-rings-toothpaste.html

  • William William on Jan 30, 2017
    I sell a TON of jewelry on Ebay. Silver, gold, necklaces, gems, diamonds. I use white toothpaste (not gel) and a damp tooth brush. Chemical cleaners tend to remove some of the metal and some can damage gems. I also use it on copper and brass figurines. I've used it cleaning the rubber on sneakers I sell.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jan 30, 2017
    I was told not to use toothpaste on any part of my ring, or it would void the warranty. They said it would scratch the stone, due to its abrasive qualities. Be very careful, I once used my eyeglass cleaner thinking it would be safe, and it dulled the white gold finish. I had to get it professional cleaned and buffed. I use a baby toothbrush (super soft) and warm soapy water, as per my jeweller's recommendations. I also bring it for a free cleaning once in a while to a local jeweller (not the place where the ring was purchased--too far away).

    • B. Enne B. Enne on Jan 30, 2017
      Hi again, my point was merely to check your warranty first, so it doesn't come back to bite you :)... I too had thought of not divuldging using toothpaste :), but that's not how I roll. I respect what they said, since they have been in the jewelry business for over 50 years...They never made me buy any special cleaner, although they did include one with the ring. I'll take that experience and expertise any day over a lot of websites and videos were the only credentials mentioned are as a "contributor".

  • William William on Jan 30, 2017
    I have not had any problems with tooth paste. Tried everything else. Did not work that good. Toothpaste has fine marble powder in it. Works for teeth, and they aren't as strong as diamonds or gems. Also one product for many uses......

    • B. Enne B. Enne on Jan 30, 2017
      Yes perhaps, I have used it before on other diamonds, but when I'm told it will void my warranty, I stay away. :)

  • Ag Castor Ag Castor on Jan 31, 2017
    It's not the diamonds and other stones, it's the metal parts that are susceptible to dulling with abrasives. Opals, pearls, amber, and coral are very susceptible to damage-- take those to the jeweler.

  • Bonnie Woolever Bonnie Woolever on Jan 31, 2017
    Windex and an old toothbrush. Then rinse well.

  • William William on Jan 31, 2017
    Make sure that your jewelry will not be harmed by Windex. Windex is safe for gold and silver jewelry. It can also be used on diamonds and hard gemstones. However, do not use it on emeralds, coral, opals, pearls, amber or turquoise.

  • Evelyn Oakes Evelyn Oakes on Jan 31, 2017
    Cloudy ammonia..... awesome. Diamonds come out like BRAND NEW. Use only on gold jewellery (Have used on silver - no problem - but some silver needed an extra polish with silver polish - diamond/stone did not tarnish) But a Jeweler told me that's what she uses to clean jewellery in her store. Soak for a couple of hours and with a soft toothbrush brush gently the entire setting - back and front - top and bottom. Rinse and dry. Would not use on opals of course, but have used it on my emeralds. After 20 years they still come up perfect every time. Of course as with anything of value - use this at your own discretion / risk

  • Ann Ann on Feb 01, 2017
    Our jeweler recommended soaking in Mr. Clean. Everything comes out sparkling. That's for gold and diamonds. I would not think you would want to use it for other gem stones.

  • Laura Kackman Laura Kackman on Feb 02, 2017
    I am going to have to keep checking in on this discussion to see what wins toothpaste or an other method!! Tee Hee!!! 😀😀😀

  • Marilyn Mead Marilyn Mead on Feb 03, 2017
    Now I am confused. My jeweler has used window cleaner and my jewelry comes out sparkling. Also, if you get a ring stuck on your finger, spray a little window cleaner on your finger and the ring will slide off. I too want to know more about using white, non gel toothpaste. ???

  • Kay Guthrie Kay Guthrie on Feb 03, 2017
    I soak mine in sudsy ammonia for a half hour, then rinse well and air-dry. PERFECT...and no scrubbing.

  • Nancy Garrett Duke Nancy Garrett Duke on Feb 03, 2017
    During a jewelry class in college we used ammonia.

  • Launa Elaine Strickland Launa Elaine Strickland on Feb 04, 2017
    Here's another vote for toothpaste! And make sure it's paste, not gel.

  • Judy Judy on Feb 05, 2017
    Dow Bathroom Cleaner (the one with the foaming bubbles) works great. Or any other brand of spray bath cleaner that produces a white foam. I spray it on, let is sit about 30 seconds, then toothbrush all the crevices and surfaces. I also use toothpaste and a toothbrush as well. I would say both come out equally good.

  • Valerie Tooley Valerie Tooley on Feb 05, 2017
    Take an old tooth brush and put Dawn soap on it, it just takes a minute and what a beautiful shine!!

  • Sandy Bacoccini Sandy Bacoccini on Feb 06, 2017
    Go to walmart to the jewelry department, pick up a red jar of jewelry cleaner. You soak your jewelry in the solution for just a few minutes, you can take the little brush that comes with the solution,for cleaning your rings and than rinse under warm water. They come out looking brand new. It only costs $3.97 and i bought mine about 10 years ago and still using the same jar. Great stuff!

  • Mary Mary on Feb 06, 2017
    When I treated myself to a $1,500 14k yellow gold diamond ring for my 5th anniversary of NO SMOKING, the gals in the jewelry store used WINDEX. I am now going on my 8th year of no smoking, and that's what I have used since buying the ring. The sparkle of the diamonds is absolutely beautiful and the Windex also cleans the gold or silver. And who doesn't have Windex in their house?... oh my bad.. lots of ladies don't use Windex any more.

  • Pat Pat on Feb 12, 2017
    Toothpaste! Not gel,use an old toothbrush and very hot water, snap/shake ring to get water out of all the crevasses