When you own an engagement ring, you’ll want to keep it as clean and sparkling as you can. The information we are going to provide pertains to both custom diamond rings as well as store-bought engagement rings. Your beautiful ring is probably subjected to a lot of wear and tear every day. This ring is with you all the time whether you're cleaning dishes or running errands.It doesn't take too long before the engagement ring starts to get grimy after coming into contact with a variety of products. When the glimmer is gone and the ring starts to look lifeless, it’s time to give your ring a good cleaning. Some of the indications to look for that can give you a clue that your ring needs cleaning include the following:
- Discolouration that is visible
- The shine is dull
- It appears cloudy
When the diamond doesn't shine as it used to, don't panic. The diamond itself hasn't lost any of its shine, it's just hiding underneath the dirt. This dirt can be in the form of bacteria, oils and grime. All diamonds act as a magnet to oils and this includes the natural oil found on your skin. Oils and other dirt block out the light that gives the diamond its beautiful shine. The buildup of dirt on your ring will continue to get worse so you’ll want to be sure that you clean your ring properly on a regular basis.
bowl while the drain cover is secured in the drain. This will give you added protection against having the ring running down the drain.You may have to wash custom engagement rings twice. After the first rinse, examine the ring carefully. If it looks like there is still some grime on the ring, simply repeat the previous steps over again. Once the ring is clean, dry it up with a lint-free cloth.Chemical-Free Non-Abrasive SolutionThere are professional grade ring cleaning solutions available that don't contain any chemicals and are free of abrasives. These types of jewelry solutions will polish and restore all types of precious stones including diamonds along with gold and platinum and without damaging them. Be sure to check to make sure that the solutions don't contain any acetone, chlorine or bleach before making your purchase. These chemicals are strong and can cause a lot of damage.Professional Cleaning If your ring still doesn't look right to you, it's time to take it in to get it professionally cleaned. Many jewelry stores offer this service and, in most cases, it can be done in-store while you are waiting.
How Often Should Your Engagement Ring Be Cleaned?To keep rings germ-free and looking their best, custom diamond rings and other engagement rings should be cleaned gently once every 2 weeks. It usually takes approximately 30 minutes to get the job