Diamonds are forever, but they can start to look a little dull after a while. If you have a diamond ring that you wear on a daily basis, you should clean it whenever the diamond seem to have lost its sparkle. Bringing your diamond ring to a jewelry shop to have it cleaned can be expensive, but there are easier ways to clean your diamond ring at home.
You should know that grease tends to cling to the surface of diamonds, which is why they can look dull if you do not clean them regularly. The good news is that you can restore the sparkle of your diamond by simply using a degreasing solution.
The best way to clean your diamond ring is to let it sit in a glass of lukewarm water where a few drops of mild dish soap have been added. Dish soap will loosen the grease that has been deposited on the surface of the diamond and on the setting of the ring.
Wait a few minutes before taking your ring out of the water. Use a clean toothbrush to gently clean the surface of the diamond and the setting. This is the best way to get rid of grease and dirt particles that might have lodged themselves under the diamond or in other places that are hard to reach.
You can get the same results by using vinegar to clean your diamond ring. Vinegar is a little more abrasive than dish soap and is a good option if your diamond hasn’t been cleaned in a while or if you purchased a second-hand diamond ring that looks a little dull.
You should not use any product that contains harsh chemicals. Most household cleaners could cause damages to your diamond ring. You should also always be very careful when handling and cleaning your ring since you might damage the setting if you brush too vigorously.
If there is encrusted dirt on your diamond ring and you cannot get rid of it, your best option is to take it to a jewelry shop. A professional will be able to clean your diamond ring by using an ultrasonic cleaner. If you have access to an ultrasonic cleaner, you should avoid using it since it is best to have a professional clean your diamond ring with one of these machines.
Your diamond will look better if you clean it regularly. Soaking your diamond ring in some lukewarm with a few drops of dish soap should be enough if you do this once a week. You should also try to avoid touching the diamond since oils from your fingers are going to form a coat over the diamond and cause it to look dull.
You can clean your diamond ring at home with a few simple products. Only use dish soap or vinegar and stay away from cleaning products that contain harsher chemicals. If you cannot get your diamond ring to look clean, take it to a professional to have it cleaned with a machine.
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