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Adamsgrl Posted: Jan 17, 2006 01:06 PM+
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best way to clean your engagement ring

hi guys i was wondering what is the best way to clean my diamond, i dont want to keep putting it in the jewelery cleaner i feel it might ruin the diamond or am i just a dummy. please give me hints, i use the cleaner once a week and use a cloth from tiffanys every other day, can you ruin the diamond by cleaning it too much?
Boston&NY2006 Posted: Jan 17, 2006 01:10 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

My jeweler told me that as long as you are using a jewelry cleaner that is intended for the type of metal and stone you have that it's fine to clean it as often as you like.
LISA6569 Posted: Jan 17, 2006 01:11 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

TOOTHPASTE AND A SOFT TOOTHBRUSH. WATCH THAT BABY SPARKLE!
Noonie Posted: Jan 17, 2006 01:12 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

Oh, I just heard of using toothpaste to clean your diamonds!!! It makes them sparkle like you just got 'em!!!!
Tiggeruth Posted: Jan 17, 2006 01:15 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

I use Dawn dish detergent. I let it soak in a solution of Dawn and Warm Water for like 10-15 minutes and then use a soft toothbrush to scrub it a little and then rinse and it sparkles like crazy :) :) :)
chellynyc Posted: Jan 17, 2006 01:27 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

I use windex and a soft toothbrush.
klingklang77 Posted: Jan 17, 2006 01:49 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

i use a jewellry cleaner and sometimes windex with a soft brush, depending on what is around.

i also wonder if the cleaners ruin the diamond. any jewellry people know the best way, besides steaming?
Mrs. dleeny Posted: Jan 17, 2006 01:54 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

I use this AMAZING stuff from QVC called 'Caribbean Gem'. it has no chemicals, you can use it on pearls & costume jewelry too.

and my jewelry always comes out super sparkly!
lms5377 Posted: Jan 17, 2006 02:16 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

df bought me the ionic jewelery cleaner from sharper image for christmas, wow it works wonderfully! i used it for my other jewlery as well and you can see the dirt and lint (yuck)and things coming out of it... a little pricey (100$$) but worth every penny!
Mrs. Powell Posted: Jan 17, 2006 02:17 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring


Posted by chellynyc

I use windex and a soft toothbrush.



Same here and then I put them in some white rum and OMG they really sparkle.
curliegirl Posted: Jan 17, 2006 02:22 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

I used to use powder dishwasher detergent and water....nuke it for 30 seconds, drop the ring in and use a toothbrush to clean......presto!!!

Then I bought an ultrasonic cleaner......wowie! look out...
ssdbk Posted: Jan 17, 2006 02:22 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

For a quick clean, spray on some Scrubbing Bubbles and just rinse it off!!! It's amazing!!

You won't ruin your diamond. Think of it this way, even a piece of glass won't really get ruined from over cleaning!!! And diamonds last even longer!
werock0709 Posted: Jan 17, 2006 02:25 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

Iuse either my jewelry cleaner, or toothepaste. Works like a charm
justshir Posted: Jan 17, 2006 02:26 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring


Posted by chellynyc

I use windex and a soft toothbrush.



ditto.
SeptBride70 Posted: Jan 17, 2006 02:39 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

I clean my diamond in a specific cleaner I got at Tiffanys for diamonds, gold, and platinum. My ring is set in platinum so I use that cleaner about once a week, maybe a little more. It works great and my jeweler said nothing bad could happen from cleaning it often b/c I am a constant cleaner. The tiffany solution takes like 2-3 minutes so sometimes...
If I want a quick easy clean-up when I'm getting ready or running out the door my jeweler suggested two things...
tooth-paste (not gel) and a SOFT bristel tooth-brush. rub softly around the entire ring and wipe clean with a cloth, he said you could run it under hot water with any hand or dish soft soap to get the residue and tooth paste smell off. OR...
Take a coffee mug and fill it a little less than half way with water and put a little dish or hand soft soap in it (about a dimes worth) should do the trick. Put that mug in the microwave for about 2 minutes, be careful it gets very hot... sometimes it pops! I usually take it out just before 2 minutes because it bubbles so much. (this is like what they do at the jewelry store with the hot steam-- same idea, hot water cleans well) ....
Then, drop the ring in with a FORK (meaning, I do not suggest throwing your ring in there b/c if it hits the hard surface of the mug it could loosen the stones over time). So I glide my ring down with a fork b/c it is obviously too hot for my hands. I let it sit about 30 seconds, any longer is not needed. Then, I rinse cold water through the mug so that the temperature goes down and I can stick my hand in and get the ring otherwise I do the fork trick again. PLEASE BE CAREFUL LADIES... DON'T ACTUALLY PUT THE RING IN THE MICROWAVE WITH THE MUG WHILE WARMING IT UP!! I ALMOST DID THAT ONCE WHEN I WAS NOT THINKING WITH ANOTHER PIECE OF MY JEWELRY--THANK GOD IT WAS NOT MY E-RING!!!
Happy cleaning everyone!!
Oh and my jeweler said that the toothpaste trick works for gold--both white and yellow, platinum, and diamonds.
The hot microwave water-- works on gold-- both white and yellow, platinum, diamonds, any other stones or jewelry, and EVEN silver (basically all jewelry!)
klingklang77 Posted: Jan 17, 2006 02:54 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring


Posted by STBMrsDaniRella
PLEASE BE CAREFUL LADIES... DON'T ACTUALLY PUT THE RING IN THE MICROWAVE WITH THE MUG WHILE WARMING IT UP!! I ALMOST DID THAT ONCE WHEN I WAS NOT THINKING WITH ANOTHER PIECE OF MY JEWELRY--THANK GOD IT WAS NOT MY E-RING!!!



yes! do not put the ring in the microwave!
lilred13 Posted: Jan 17, 2006 03:30 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

I use a soft toothbrush and dish soap like some of the other girls and wow does it sparkle!!
SomethingBlu Posted: Jan 17, 2006 03:32 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring


Posted by chellynyc

I use windex and a soft toothbrush.



YES!! Windex (or 3 parts water to 1 part ammonia) and warm water...soak for 5 minutes and brush.
ABGS06 Posted: Jan 17, 2006 06:29 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring

Wow these are great suggestions ladies! I never thought about using toothpaste. I have been using a jewerly cleaner. I will definitely have to try the toothpaste and the microwave/mug idea.

Thanks!
N.Y.bride Posted: Jan 17, 2006 06:49 PM+
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Re: best way to clean your engagement ring


Posted by dleeny

I use this AMAZING stuff from QVC called 'Caribbean Gem'. it has no chemicals, you can use it on pearls & costume jewelry too.

and my jewelry always comes out super sparkly!



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