One of the most questions we get from our clients is about the proper way of cleaning their diamond rings. Though the main solution for that would be to take the ring to a skilled jeweller to have it thoroughly and safely cleaned, the task could also be done at the comfort of your own home as well. Important thing to keep in mind; even a little hand cream can eventually accumulate and lessen the sparks of your diamond stones, so cleaning it up from time to time is really necessary.
It is also essential to keep in mind that home cleaning is only applicable for a really well-made and sound ring.
How to appropriately clean the ring
You must always treat your diamond ring with extreme caution when wearing it, and when you’re cleaning it up as well.
Don’t forget to take it off when you’re washing the dishes or when you’re doing household chores. To be safe, place it inside a jewellery box to keep it from getting damaged. Taking proper attention and care to your ring will diminish its exposure to dirt, and lessen the possibility of the stone to become loose. Remember, a loose stone can cause nasty dirt and grime to seep inside the setting, which could entirely increase the risk of stone detachment.
Before starting the process, have a really good look at your diamond ring. Check if the claws look really stable and that not one of the stones are chipped nor loose from their settings. Should you notice any damages or any claws appearing abnormally thin, it is highly recommended to take the ring straight to a good jeweller and to not try cleaning it yourself. This is to keep the stone from completely falling out of the setting during the cleaning process.
Next, run a basin filled with warm to hot water. Utilise a really soft bristled toothbrush (you can use your old and unused ones to save money) so that the bristles would not damage the metal, and some drops of washing up liquid. Drop some of the washing up liquid straight onto the damp brush and gently brush in and around the stones to get rid of any dirt build up. Afterwards, rinse it in the water and repeat the method until you’re satisfied with the result. Finally, dry the ring with a soft cloth or leave it to air dry for a dew minutes.
Important tip: Be very certain not to apply too much pressure when cleaning your ring, so you won’t scratch the metal or unintentionally move the stones from their setting. Bespoke diamond rings are hand-crafted, thus, their quality is unquestionable, but you still have to be very careful with them just as you should with all your diamond jewellery.
When there is any caked-on dirt or in the event that you have not cleaned your ring for quite a long time, it sometimes help to soak the ring for around 20 minutes in a bowl of warm water, and with a few drops of detergent before you start the entire process. Doing so can help loosen every bit of filth and dirt from the ring.
Another misconception that most folks often believe is that one may clean a diamond ring with toothpaste; this is definitely not a good idea. Toothpaste has abrasive properties which makes it too rough for cleaning your precious bespoke diamond ring, as it could end up damaging the metal.
Cleansing your ring at home may sound favourable and practical, but if you’re not too confident about cleaning it yourself (especially if your ring is worth a lot), then entrust this task to a professional jeweller as they know exactly what to do. The jeweller has all the equipments and abilities needed to maintain the value and spark of your ring. They’ll also check to see if the ring needs any repairing or if any of the stones is loose.
Annual appointment with your jeweller is still advisable as this will help maintain your bespoke jewellery.
For more than ten years, Daniel Greenberg has been hand crafting DG Bespoke Jewellery and is known as a trained master diamond mounter and goldsmith. As he was taught by one of the best jewelers in London (his father), Daniel makes certain that all his unique pieces are pure perfection.