Easy Ways To Keep Your Diamond Ring Sparkling
Has your diamond ring lost its luster? Fret not. Taking care of your diamond jewelry has never been simpler.
You will be surprised at the number of products lying around your house that can be used to keep your ring looking its best. One of the hardest natural substances, only a diamond can cut a diamond. Moreover, a diamond needs to be heated between 1290-1650 degrees Fahrenheit to burn.
Yet, the precious gemstone is highly susceptible to collecting dirt, grease and dust, even from the touch of a finger. If not maintained, a diamond ring can lose its sparkle.
Here are some quick tips to preserve the look of your exquisite diamond ring:
Warm, soapy water
Mix a mild dish liquid with warm water. Soak your diamond ring in the soapy mixture for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse well. Pat dry with a clean cotton cloth. You can clean your ring once or twice a week.
Make sure to use a gentle dish liquid, preferably one comprising of natural ingredients to avoid running your ring with chemicals. You can use a mild soap, shampoo or body wash instead of the dish liquid.
If you still see dirt or debris on the diamond ring, use toothpaste. Soak the diamond ring for about 10 minutes in warm water to get rid of dirt. Thereafter, add a pea-sized tab of gel toothpaste to a soft-bristle toothbrush.
Start brushing the ring. As always, handle your diamond ring with care. Aim for each crevice, but brush gently. Don’t use a hard-bristle toothbrush because it might damage the stone.
Another great tip is to clean your diamond ring with a regular glass cleaner. Use a small quantity, as glass cleaners contain harm chemicals might damage the ring.
Dab on a little bit of the glass cleaner on a fresh cotton cloth. Wipe your ring with it. This will get rid of dirt and grease and leave behind a vibrant shine.
If nothing works, bring on the good old baking soda. Make a thick paste of ¼ cup baking soda with 2 tablespoons water. Apply with a soft toothbrush or a sponge. Gently rub, rinse and dry.
Put the diamond ring in a cup of water and denture tablet. Let it sit for a few minutes. Remove and rinse the ring.
Invest in an ultrasonic cleaner. These machines clean diamonds in a matter of a few minutes. They are also widely available in the market at affordable prices.
Don’t buy a low quality one though. The cheaper ones shake a lot and lose stone out of a setting.
Before you embark on spring cleaning your diamond ring collection, consider the following factors:
- Always clean your diamonds in a safe place, which is not your bathroom. Don’t clean your ring over a sink because it can slip down the drain. A table is a safer option.
- Don’t use harmful cleaning products, such as bleach. Chemicals can damage diamonds.
- If you are using a dish liquid or soap, read the labels. Always use gentle products.
- Diamonds attract grease, oil, dust and dirt easily, which affects its shine. Therefore, try and wear your diamond ring on special occasions.
- Avoid wearing your ring while applying lotion and hairspray.
- Don’t wear your diamond ring in chlorine pools or hot tubs.
- Keep your diamond ring safe and sound in a soft pouch to prevent scratches.
If you have an antique diamond ring, it is a good idea to consult jewelry professionals to clean it. Don’t take a risk. Let the experts at JBE Diamonds Inc. keep your diamond ring in gleaming condition. You can also sell your diamond ring at a fair value to us. We are one of the most trusted jewelry appraisers in NYC. Learn more here on how to sell diamonds.