Your diamond ring is undoubtedly one of the most treasured (and potentially expensive) items you own. Its only natural, then, that you're concerned about its upkeep and well-being.
If you've owned your particular diamond ring for some time now, you may have noticed its shine tainted by dirt, dust, and debris. No ring, despite the size or prestige, is immune to these factors. Every ring can use a good clean now and again.
But do you know how to clean a ring? If not, read on, as we'll discuss three helpful tips for jewelry cleaning.
Many jewelers, regardless of size, will offer free or affordable cleaning services. Trusting your ring to a professional can be an easy way to lift the burden of cleaning from your shoulders.
An added bonus to these cleanings is that most jewelers will also check on the health and stability of your ring. Magnification can be used to ensure there are no diamond fractures and that the prongs are completely secure.
Many experts advise having your ring professionally cleaned two times a year, in much of a similar fashion as you might schedule a dentist appointment.
A simple way to keep your diamond jewelry sparkling is to soak it in gentle degreasing solution, such as water with a few spurts of dish soap. Gently brushing your diamond ring can loosen any accumulated dirt and grime.
Using a new, unused toothbrush to do this task is actually highly recommended. A toothbrush can remove dirt from hard-to-reach places like the back of the diamond, where grime can typically build up.
A bit of baking soda and water is also an excellent cleaning mixture for stones and metals. Regardless of which direction you should go, you should always rinse your diamond in warm water and dry with a lint-free cloth.
Many individuals make the mistake of attempting to clean their precious jewelry with the wrong substances.
Chlorine, bleach and abrasive substances like household cleaners or toothpaste should never be used when cleaning jewelry. Chemicals like chlorine can damage some of the metals used to alloy gold for diamond. Some can even add more residue to jewelry instead of removing it.
Even if you wouldn't use these substances on your ring on purpose, you should be careful working with sprays or cleaning products while wearing your diamond ring. Lotions, perfumes, and even sunscreen can contain harmful chemicals that can damage your precious ring.
It is recommended that you take your ring off before cleaning or using any possibly harmful substances.
Your diamond ring is a cherished item and you want it to stay looking beautiful and radiant for a long time. That's why knowing how to clean a ring properly can be so important. With the right tactics taken, caring for your jewels can be an easy and even enjoyable task.
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