Once a year, you should go to your jeweler to have your ring professionally cleaned and checked for loose diamonds. No matter how diligent you are yourself in cleaning your ring or jewelry, it will not have the same effect as professional cleaning. In between cleaning once a year, you can follow the simple method below to maintain your ring, and this ONLY applies to diamond jewelry set in silver, gold, platinum, palladium, titanium, stainless steel or tungsten carbide (most wedding bands and engagement rings with diamonds set in one of these metals):
Prepare the following at home.
old cloth, old toothbrush
old cloth, old toothbrush
Windex or any commercially available ammonia-based solution or jewelry cleaner, a plastic strainer with a handle, an old toothbrush, an old toothbrush, Windex or any commercially available ammonia-based solution or jewelry cleaner.
a plastic strainer with a handle
– lint-free paper or microfiber cloth
Do the following
Place the ring on the cloth to protect it from any hard surface you are doing this on. The wipe also prevents the ring from slipping too much while cleaning.
– Spray the ring generously with Windex (or any of the solutions mentioned above). None of these solutions will damage the diamonds or metals mentioned above. If it does not harm your hands or glass, it is safe for diamonds, precious or alternative metals.
– use the toothbrush to brush the surface of the diamond(s) and the entire surface and inside of the ring. It is the same principle as brushing your teeth. The goal is to lather the solution to dislodge accumulated dirt and oil. You can stop brushing when you feel that the dirt has been sufficiently loosened.
Place the ring in the plastic strainer and go to a sink (cover the sink so that even if you accidentally drop the ring, it will not go down the drain). Turn on only the hot water faucet (you want very hot water so it can wash away the oil and dirt). Once the tap water is very hot, place the strainer that has your ring in it under running water. 1/2 minute should do the job. The goal is for the hot water to wash all the stuff you just took out of your ring.
– When you are done, remove the ring from the strainer. Use lint-free paper or a microfiber cloth to absorb any moisture that has not yet evaporated. The lint-free paper will not leave fiber all over the freshly cleaned ring. You don’t have to worry about your ring being too hot to handle. If you leave the ring alone for a minute or so after removing it from the hot water, the metal will cool quickly and only become warm to the touch.
– Your ring should look clean and sparkle again!
– If you want your ring to look good all the time, do it once a week and before special dinners and parties.
I do not use detergent, toothpaste or other cleaning agents, except for an ammonia based solution, to wash my diamond jewelry for the simple reason that those solutions leave residue. The reason you use Windex to clean any reflective and transparent surface is because you do not want to see streaks on the surface after cleaning. The same goes for your diamond ring.
A diamond can chip or even break if you hit it in its weak spot, but it can only be scratched by another diamond, so none of the normal household cleaners can scratch your diamond, but abrasives can scratch metal. Boiling any untreated natural diamond in running water for a short period of time will not damage it either, but exposure to high temperatures can damage your mounting and loosen diamonds. Ultrasonic cleaners can also loosen the diamonds in your setting.
How to Clean a David Yurman Jewelry
Step 1: Use a cleaning cloth to remove any tarnish from the silver. Gently rub the cloth in circular motions over the surface of the metal. All David Yurman jewelry comes with a polishing cloth, but if you no longer have yours, they are available for purchase anywhere that jewelry is sold. If the tarnish does not come with a smooth motion, it should be removed using silver polish.
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Step 2: Use a paste in the form of a silver enamel to remove stubborn tarnish from the metal. Use a damp cloth to apply the paste to the metal sections of the bracelet only. Do not wipe the gemstones with the silver enamel as they may be damaged. When the tarnish has been removed, rinse the entire bracelet in clear water until all traces of silver enamel are gone.
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Step 3: Mix a solution of water and mild detergent, such as baby shampoo, to clean the gemstones themselves. Use a toothbrush dipped in the soap solution to get into the crevices of the stones and metal.
What is the best homemade solution to clean diamond rings?
There were so many homemade solutions to clean diamond rings, but when my wife asked me to do it, I searched and found out that we can do it using household products like vinegar, baking powder and many things.
But, like any other ornament, your precious diamond ring is also affected by dust, oil and harmful invisible particles present in the air. Sometimes, humidity and varying temperature can also affect the metal, regardless of its type. Be it gold, silver or any other metal, if not cleaned regularly, it can lose its metallic luster and shine and in the long run, it would become pale and dark. This can severely damage its reputation.
However, to maintain its continuous beauty and shine for a long period of time, it is always necessary to clean it thoroughly and systematically. Below, I have explained several scientific ways to clean a diamond ring , even at home.
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