Keeping your engagement ring sparkling!
Once you’ve got that rock, you want to keep it pristine! There’s nothing better than seeing the diamonds (or other gemstones you might have on it) shine in the light. The first time you get your engagement ring it’s been professionally cleaned but after a few months, the shine can start to fade. The band can get wear marks on it or you get substances stuck in the prongs.
Not to worry. There are several remedies for this if you have no time to go to a jewelry store and get it professionally cleaned again! We love tried and true home cleaning like this one:
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon dish detergent
- 1 cup water
- 1 piece aluminum foil
- Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
- Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
- Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dish washing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.
There are also other remedies like dropping your ring or rings if you already have the engagement band into Alka-Seltzer. Or, here’s an extra tip, if you have a gold ring try using beer to wipe it down! Don’t use a dark ale and it doesn’t work on gemstones but the gold will be brightened like new. To give those gemstones an extra shine, you can also try soaking them in Club Soda overnight.
These are just a few recipes and tips for those of us who don’t have time to go out or money to buy professional cleaners. Although, both of those options are also just as good! Cleaning Your Engagement Ring.