When you first get your ring, it’s shiny and new, but over time, the sparkle starts to fade. This is because everyday activities like cooking, putting on lotion and washing dishes can leave your ring dirty. Luckily, cleaning your ring is easy and inexpensive. With just a few simple tips, you can make your ring look new again and have it looking like the day you got it.
There are many ways to clean your jewelry, but the safest and simplest method is using things you probably already have at home. All you need is a bowl, warm water and basic dishwashing liquid or white vinegar. Mix the solution in a small bowl and add your jewellery to soak for between 20-30 minutes. Soaking your ring helps loosen any dirt or lotion build-up and makes it easier to scrub away with a toothbrush. After soaking, gently brush your ring with a children’s toothbrush (the bristles are the perfect shape to reach inside crevices) and rinse it off.
Most people tend to forget to clean their rings on a regular basis, but you can avoid this problem by putting it on at night and taking it off every time you use the bathroom or cook. It’s also important to have a secure place for your ring to sit when you aren’t wearing it. This can be as simple as a designated ring dish in the kitchen, bathroom or bedroom.
Lastly, try not to touch your ring as you’re wearing it and taking it off. The oil in your fingers can create a layer of tarnish on your ring which drastically reduces its shine. Grabbing the metal portion of your ring instead of the stone will help prevent this and make your ring look much brighter and newer.
While it’s tempting to grab the ring brush out of the cupboard and start brushing your jewellery, you should remember that different gems require different methods of care. Be careful not to over-brush your diamond ring as the bristles can get stuck in the facets or prongs and cause damage. We recommend only brushing your ring once or twice a week and only after you’ve cleaned it.
Keeping your ring in excellent condition is an essential part of enjoying it for the long-term. By following these simple tips, you can keep your ring as shiny and beautiful as the day you got it. If you’re ready to have your ring looked at by a professional, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We’re always happy to help. We also offer a variety of engagement ring styles to choose from and can add hand engraving, differing heights, and other designs for additional interest and visual impact on your special piece. You can see some of our designs in our online gallery and contact us today to get started on your own custom design! We’ll be happy to provide a quote. We love helping couples find the perfect ring for their big day!