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diamond ring tips


i've talked about my wedding ring a little teensy bit.
it is one of my most prized possessions.
to me, a wedding ring is a visual symbol of loyalty, respect & commitment.
a lot of people think they have to go to a jeweler to clean their ring.
not true at all! home made ring cleaner works just as fabulous.
and there is more than one solution in case one just isn't working for you.
before i start with cleaning solution, there are just two tips i wanted to share.


1. never sleep with your wedding ring on.
i think i am the only one in my group of friends that follows this rule.
ask any jeweler. they will all discourage it. 
your ring rubs against the sheets which creates friction. this friction
wears down the prongs, & wears the metal down faster.
you could easily bump your ring into your headboard which could easily damage the ring.
if it gets caught on a thread, this could lift the prong (releasing the stone)
or even break the prong.
you may think this is crazy. but two of my diamonds fell out after always sleeping with it on.
some may say, "this has never happened to me." 
it all depends on the shape and design of the ring & i still wouldn't risk it.

2. lotion & oily products are not your diamonds friend.
lotion will cloud your diamond making it...not-so-clean.  
i remember cleaning my ring & putting lotion on afterward...
yeah, instant filthiness.

okay now for the solution to clean your ring.
these are the three things i have personally tried:



1. baking soda & water.
take your baking soda & pour it into a small bowl.
get a teensy bit of warm water to pour into the bowl & stir.
it'll create this paste-like material. you want that!
rub the paste all over your ring & setting & then wash off. 
dry with lint-free cloth.
that simple! you can repeat the process if your ring is super dirty.

2. warm water & dishwasher detergent.
soak the ring in warm water & dishwasher detergent & scrub with a toothbrush.
dry with lint-free cloth.

3. ammonia & cold water.
soak in equal amounts of cold water & ammonia for 30 minutes.
dry with lint-free cloth.

voila! a clean & sparkly ring for you to enjoy.


17 comments

  1. i'm always scared if I take my rings off i'll lose them or forget to put them on in the morning :( the cleaning tips are great, i actually was putting lotion on my hands while reading - with my poor rings on! I'll do better from now on I promise :)

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  2. Great tips! Thank you!! I'm definitely a slacker when it comes to stopping by the jewelry store to get my rings cleaned, so these solutions are great!

    And I've always taken my rings off before putting on lotion and before going to bed, no matter what. If for no other reason, I don't want to not be able to take my rings off in the a.m. when my fingers are swollen! Haha.

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  3. Thanks for the tips, I always sleep with my ring on. And now It makes sense why I'm getting it cleaned all the time!!!
    April
    aprilh1692.blogspot.com

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  4. Your ring is just gorgeous! I have no need for ideas to clean a ring yet, but these are great ideas. (:

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  5. That's so funny you posted about this. I was thinking since I am picking mine up today from getting redipped. I am going to stop sleeping with it on! Now, I need a cute little thing to my ring in!!!

    Ps. Love your ring!
    XO
    E

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  6. Your ring is stunning! Also, I've been trying to decide what color I am going to paint my nails today and you helped me finally decide - turquoise it is!

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  7. My dad is a jeweler and he recommends the ammonia cleaning. :) I've never heard about not sleeping with it though! I never even thought about that.

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  8. Thank you for sharing that ring solution! I need to try it out, my ring always gets so grimmy and loses its sparkle. I love the title of your blog (serendipity is one of my favorite words!) and will definitely follow. Check out my blog michaelandwhitneyweekes.blogspot.com

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  9. I also use toothpaste and a childs soft toothbrush. I had a jeweller once tell me not to worry about having my rings cleaned professionally and just to do this. I do it all the time and its perfect for when you are in a rush but your rings look a little shabby! Thanks for the extra tips I def didn't know about some of them!

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  10. I'm glad I'm not the only one who takes my ring off to sleep! My Husband always thinks it's so weird but that's why they make such cute ring holders :)

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  11. LOVE THIS! i take off my ring before bed too - mostly because my hands swell at night but now i have an even better excuse! <3

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  12. I always take my rings off to sleep...and shower...and wash my hands, do dishes, put on lotion, etc. I'm really weird about getting stuff on them! Actually, pretty much once I come home I take off them off (well all my jewelry actually!) I get them cleaned at least once every 6 months (for my inspection) but usually more than that...if I happen to be by the jewelry store I'll stop in and have them cleaned :)

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  13. Awesome! I wish I would have read this sooner. I have had a diamond in my ring replaced TWICE this year! (Just one of the smaller accent diamonds, and it is free, but STILL) I will definitely use these tips, especially the sleeping in it part!

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  14. I love how you take care of your ring! I seriously am obsessed with mine and get it cleaned like twice a month! Thanks for the awesome tips!


    kashiariley.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for the tips. I strongly agree with your points!!
    Your ring is really so gorgeous and It's shape also so wonderful.

    Diamond Rings

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  16. i think i am the only one in my group of friends engagement rings ireland that follows this rule.ask any jeweler.

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  17. I always take my wedding ring off when I do the dishes. These are such great tips that people don't realize! I loved what my fiance picked out for me at this wedding ring place.
    Celine | http://www.aceofdiamonds.com.au/wedding_rings.html

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