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Cleaning Your Engagement Ring

Cleaning Your Engagement Ring

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

Directions:

  1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
  2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
  3. 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.

Cleaning Your Engagement RingThere 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.

 

Pinterest: Pins of the Week

Happy New Year to all of our friends and gorgeous couples!  2012 was an awesome year, and we have a feeling 2013 has quite a bit in store for us.  We’re excited to kick off this year with some of our favorite pins of the year (not too hard, since we’re just a day into 2013!)

How to Clean your Ring at Home. With the holidays behind us, we imagine your engagement ring is looking a little “loved.”  With all the hugging, handshaking, present opening, cookie baking, and glass clinking, it’s likely that your ring needs some sprucing up.  However, if you don’t have time to make it to the jeweler, don’t worry, this video shows you several easy ways to clean your ring, with products you likely already have at home.  We’ve been fans of the people at FabSugar for years, so head over, and check out some quick and easy ways to give your bling a little New Years love.

 

J.Crew Bling.  Blame it on leftover New Years Eve energy, but we are loving all things big bling lately.  Statement jewelry is having a major comeback, and these Lulu Frost earrings by J.Crew take the cake.  They come in white, which is gorgeous, but they also come in a creamy light blue, which to be honest, we love.  It’s a subtle but daring detail, and we love that these earrings could serve as your “something blue” for the big day.  And let’s be honest, when it comes to fashion, J.Crew does no wrong!

 

Change. A new year always brings an opportunity to reflect, and this simple statement captures how we want to take on this new year.  Sometimes the world around us can seem a little crazy and overwhelming, so this serves as a wonderful reminder to take a deep breath and focus on changing the world within us.