Cleaning diamonds is something you usually leave to your fine jeweler. But if you need your engagement ring or other diamond jewelry cleaned between visits to your jeweler then you can do it yourself.
Lotions and natural body oils will build up on the back of a diamond that is set in a ring. When there is dirt and grime on a gemstone they’ll lose their twinkle and sparkle. Some women go that extra mile to protect their rings from picking up that grime, but even they have to have frequent cleanings.
Cleaning diamonds doesn’t take a lot of experience. Although, when your jeweler does it he or she takes the time to thoroughly check the setting. The points will be checked to make sure they are still holding the diamond in place properly after the cleaning. If it looks like it could come loose, they will build up those points to make sure the diamond isn’t at risk of falling out. This isn’t something you can do on your own. So, while you might be cleaning your diamond rings at home, be sure to still take it to your jeweler a couple of times per year to be checked.
To clean your diamond rings at home, put about 4 ounces of warm water in a small bowl and add one drop of Dawn dishwashing detergent. Put your rings in and let them soak for about 15 minutes. Use an old soft toothbrush to gently brush the debris off of your diamond setting. Be sure to give it a little light brushing on the back of the diamond, as well. Return it to the bowl. When all the rings are washed, pour the bowl into a small strainer and rinse the rings. Empty the strainer into a soft towel to dry the rings.
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