Posted on Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 12:19 am by Kathy
Maintaining the clean appearance of your precious engagement ring is important. Many
people think that day to day hand washing will keep an engagement ring clean and sparkly. However it is
not as simple as that. Here are some basic do’s and don’ts for caring for your new San Diego
•When putting on hand lotion or perfume remove your engagement ring first.
•When cleaning your home, remove your engagement ring, particularly when using chemicals.
• Take your engagement ring off when participating in sports.
•Make sure to remove your engagement ring before swimming or getting in hot tubs and spas as chlorine will wear down the prongs and eat away at the rhodium finish on your white gold ring.
•Avoid touching and rubbing the stone in your engagement ring to prevent oil build up in both the
stone and the setting
•Do not use anything abrasive to clean your engagement ring in San Diego.
•Clean your engagement ring weekly to maintain the bright, sparkly shine.
•Use a lint free cloth to dry your stones every time they get wet instead of allowing them to air dry.
Here are some engagement ring cleaning methods for your ring:
Soap Detergent and Water Cleaning
A great way to clean your engagement ring is by using 1 part mild dishwashing detergent and 3 parts
warm water. Use a soft bristle toothbrush and gently scrub the stone and the ring. This is a great way to
get out lotions, oils and general grime. Dry and polish with a lint free cloth.
Baking Soda Cleaning
Baking soda is another good way to clean your engagement ring as it is a mild and nonabrasive cleaning agent. Mix the baking soda with a small amount of water to form a paste and apply to
the ring. Again, dry and polish with a lint free cloth.
Jewelry Cleaning Solutions
You can purchase jewelry cleaning solutions at Enhancery Jewelers in San Diego. Soak the ring for at least 10 minutes. Next you will rinse with warm tap water; dry; polish with a lint free cloth.
A great way to bring out the colors and the shine in a diamond engagement ring is with 1
part straight ammonia and 3 parts warm water. You can swirl the ring around in the solution for a couple of minutes. If it is still dirty, you can also use a soft bristled brush to continue to clean an
engagement ring. Dry and polish with a lint free cloth.
Steam and Ultrasonic Cleaning
Enhancery Jewelers in San Diego will be able to clean your ring via steam and ultrasonic cleaning. The jeweler
that you purchased your ring from should provide this service to you at no charge. Other San Diego
jewelers might charge you a nominal amount under $10. Most couples take their engagement rings to
Enhancery Jewelers for cleaning around every 6 months or if the ring has accumulated a lot of dirt and
grime in the hard to clean areas.
Follow these tips and your engagement ring will shine and sparkle for years to come!!