You’ve been busy planning, making a guest list, budgeting, painting wedding signs, putting together wedding favors, and countless other wedding-related tasks to get ready for the big day. Does your engagement ring still look as shiny as it did at your proposal? Probably not. Many of us (myself included!) forget to clean our rings regularly because, life. Cleaning your diamond ring is probably not high on your list of priorities right now, but it should be; that is, if you want it to stay in good condition for life! When we researched how to clean your own engagement ring, hundreds of articles popped up with homemade ring cleaners concocted in people’s kitchens or bathrooms, promising to make engagement rings sparkle. But why risk what someone concocts and worry about how it will affect the quality and luster of your ring when you can get the best cleaner from a reputable source? (For instance, many of the recipes we found include these three components to avoid, especially baking soda: it is very abrasive on rings.) Today we’re going to show you how to clean your own engagement ring with tips from experts in the field. To help, we brought in the experts over at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company – a company that’s exclusively insured jewelry since 1913 –and they gave us the perfect tutorial on how to clean your own engagement ring using two ingredients you already have at home. And since they employ GIA Graduate / Certified Gemologists who work with diamonds on a regular basis, they are certainly qualified! Here’s how to clean your ring the right way…
How to Clean Your Own Engagement Ring
For cleaning your engagement ring at home, you’ll want to use the following recipe.
Recipe for a Homemade Jewelry Cleaner
Ingredients: Dish Detergent & Warm Water
The folks at Jewelers Mutual tell us, “The best homemade jewelry cleaning solution is a mixture of a few drops of Dawn dish detergent in warm, not hot, water. Let the piece sit in the solution for a few minutes, longer if it’s very dirty, then gently scrub with a new, baby-size, soft toothbrush (note: it doesn’t have to be baby-size, but the softer the bristles, the better). To rinse, place the item in a new container of lukewarm water.“
They also go on to note, “Make sure the water isn’t too hot or too cold, as some gemstones do not take well to drastic changes in temperature. You can dry the piece off with a paper towel or a regular cloth, as long as you’re careful not to snag the prongs on the fibers.“
Want to see it in action? Here’s a video on how to clean your own engagement ring or jewelry piece:
Also, to keep your ring looking its best, here are some of Jewelers Mutual’s jewelry care tips to remember. Keeping your ring clean is important and so is keeping it safe. You’ll want to make sure your ring is insured. Jewelers Mutual knows a thing or two about that.
Hope it helps!
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Jewelers Mutual.
P.S. Now that you know how to clean your own engagement ring, check out these awesome engagement rings — all non-traditional. You won’t believe what we found! #swoon