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How To Clean Your Rings The Right Way

9th of June 2021 | Time To Read: min.

Everything you need to know about cleaning your rings

Just like the loving commitment your rings represent, they need to be cared for on a regular basis. With the proper care, your rings will last for now and forever. Not cleaning or maintaining them could result in discoloured metals, scratches and even lost diamonds. Your rings should sparkle; however, exposure to dust and dirt, lotions and soaps – well as even air and moisture - can dull your favourite pieces over time and deprive them of their gleam.

Luckily, it's possible to clean your rings without heading to a professional jeweller. Restore tarnished silver and dingy gold rings back to their former selves. When you clean your rings at home, you'll be able to get gemstones – such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires - glinting again. Cleaning your rings at home will make those pearls look lustrous once more.

What Do You Need To Know About Rings Made Out Of Precious Metals?

Before you are able to begin cleaning your rings at home, you need to determine the type of metal that you're working with. Usually, rings are made from platinum, silver, or gold, as these materials are strong – as well as durable enough – in order to ensure that your precious rings last for a lifetime.

Before you are able to begin cleaning your rings at home, you need to determine the type of metal that you're working with. Usually, rings are made from platinum, silver, or gold, as these materials are strong – as well as durable enough – in order to ensure that your precious rings last for a lifetime.

Each of these metals is frequently combined with an alloy before it's utilised in order to make jewellery. This is as the pure forms, which is particularly true of gold and silver, can be quite soft. This means that – on their own - they wouldn't be practical for ring metals. In its purest form, gold is the softest metal, so it will typically require the most maintenance. Platinum is the strongest, which means that it shouldn't require too much attention at all.

In addition, the colour of gold can be altered, depending on what types of alloys the metal is combined with. For instance, pure gold can be mixed with copper in order to give us rose gold or with light coloured metals like zinc as well as nickel to produce white gold.

The differences in the composition of platinum, gold, and silver also mean that the way they react to different chemicals can vary, so it's important that you know what they can and can't be cleaned with.

How To Clean A Diamond Ring

Daily wear builds up layers of oil, debris as well as cosmetic residue on the diamond's surface. Dirty diamond rings are a breeding ground for bacteria, which may cause skin irritation, discolouration of the metals, and scratching of the stones. This means that knowing how to clean a diamond ring at home is important to make sure that it is kept looking its best as well as free of germs.

It should be noted that home cleanings of your diamond ring are not a replacement for professional upkeep While you are able to easily dislodge surface build-up and restore shine yourself, cleanings at your local jewellery repair shop will safely remove the hard layers of deep, compressed dirt as well as debris. The best jewellery cleaner to clean your diamond rings at home is simple dishwashing soap. Extra supplies that you'll require can nearly all be found right at home:

Remember that you need to steer clear of harsh household cleaners and sanitisers, which can actually do more damage as opposed to good to your diamond.

How To Clean Your Platinum Diamond Ring

Diamond rings look absolutely gorgeous in platinum settings. However, particular tasks - and even everyday dirt – may take away the shine and sparkle of your very valuable ring. When this takes place, it's high time that you clean your platinum diamond ring with the utmost care.

You are able to clean your platinum diamond ring yourself one to two times per week, or at whatever time you notice that your platinum diamond ring is looking dull. You should be using soap and water most frequently to clean your ring, as well as an ammonia or household cleaner solution cautiously when you require a more effective method.

You should also visit a professional jeweller one to two times per year in order to have your platinum diamond ring professionally cleaned as well as checked.

Steps For Cleaning Your Platinum Diamond Ring

STEP 1

Make a very mild degreaser. Fill a bowl of water to about ¾ full with warm water. Add a number of drops of a gentle dish soap. Soak the jewellery for at least 30 minutes for a good result. The dish soap will make the ring quite slippery, so if there is a sink that you are utilising, make sure that the drain is plugged.

STEP 2

Scrub your platinum diamond ring with a toothbrush that has soft bristles. If you have sensitive skin, you could want to put on a pair of gloves. Use a clean, soft-bristled toothbrush which is used only for cleaning your jewellery. Wet the toothbrush in the solution and then clean the ring over the bowl, making use of gentle circular motions

STEP 3

Pay particular attention to places which are difficult to reach, such as the inside of the setting and undersides of the diamonds.

STEP 4

Allow the ring to air dry, or you can use a soft, dry lint-free cloth in order to remove moisture from the ring. If you're in a major hurry, you can blow-dry it.

STEP 5

If you're letting the ring air dry, put it anywhere safe on a dry lint-free dishcloth. Don't put it somewhere that it can be easily knocked down, such as on the edge of a counter. Don't set it near a sink with an unplugged drain.

How To Clean A White Gold Diamond Ring

White gold diamond rings are a very popular choice as engagement rings. It is most famous for its shiny outlook. Although it is not problematic to clean it, you need to pay extra attention while cleaning. White gold is gold which has been mixed with other alloy metals, such as palladium and silver.

As white gold diamond rings are generally plated with rhodium, they are not challenging to care for. However, there are a number of special steps that you are able to take in order to keep your jewellery looking like new. Make use of warm water, detergent, and a soft cloth to clean your white gold diamond ring. Visit a jeweller if any stones start to come loose.

Clean your white gold once a month in order to keep it in great shape. If you have a white gold diamond ring that gets a lot of use, you could even want to clean it every week. Regular cleanings will make sure that your jewellery is kept shining—set a reminder on your calendar for a monthly cleaning so that you don't forget. Unnecessary cleaning can wear down the rhodium plating much more quickly, so make sure that you avoid abrasive cleaning products.

Make use of a white gold cleaning product if soapy water doesn't work for you. At times, white gold diamond rings may have more build-up on them and require something tougher than water as well as baking soda. Utilise a spray that is designed for white gold and follow the manufacturer's instructions in order to clean your pieces. Lots of common jewellery cleaning products shouldn't be used on white gold as they'll eat away at the rhodium plating.

Contact RPAIR For A Quote To Clean Your Rings

If you would like a quote from a local jeweller to clean your rings, visit our website. With qualified jewellers and watchmakers on our platform, you're sure to find a jeweller to help you! Follow this link to get a quote.

For further information and interviews please contact:

Michael Jakobsen

Tel: +44 075 3953 7868 michael@rpair.co.uk