Been busy getting mucky with your sparkly girls best friend on your finger? There’s nothing better than watching your engagement ring sparkle on your finger (ok, maybe secretly wearing your wedding ring and engagement ring *just to check* they still look good together). So how can you keep your engagement ring looking its best, without rushing to the jewellers every week?
How to clean your engagement ring at home
Here is a quick video on how to clean your engagement ring at home – especially if it’s a bit of a mess thanks to normal life.
Note, if there’s compacted dirt, oil or grit then you should take it to a jeweller to do a professional clean. They should also check the claws/prongs are nice and tight so you don’t lose your diamonds.
My engagement ring is particularly tricky to clean because it’s three rings that have been made into one – my wedding ring, engagement ring and eternity ring have been fixed together at the back, so they don’t rub together and damage each other. This means everything needs to get a good long soak when I’m cleaning my diamond jewellery, because I want to ensure nothing is stuck in the various nooks and crannies.
Cleaning your diamond jewellery – step by step:
- Pop your engagement ring into a glass or small bowl of warm water (I turn up our gas hot water to 55oc)
- Add a drop or two of dishwashing liquid to the warm water
- Leave for 10-30 minutes – to give any grease or baked-on dirt time to soak off
- Take out the ring and add a drop or two more dishwash liquid directly to the ring
- Using a soft bristle toothbrush (or a kid’s tooth brush), gently scrub around the stones and claws of your engagement ring. I have a toothbrush that is exclusively for cleaning my diamond jewellery.
- Give it a rinse, and admire the sparkle!
Keep your rings clean while doing mucky chores by treating yourself to a pretty ring dish, so you don’t have the heart-stopping panic of wondering where your ring has got to when it’s off. Here’s a few of my favourites (if you want more info, click on the image and it’ll take you to where you can find it):