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How to clean your Engagement Ring

Posted on March 18 2024

Sparkle Like New: A Complete Guide to Cleaning Your Engagement Ring

If your engagement ring has lost its lustre and needs a little TLC, you've come to the right place. Here at London Rocks, we believe that every ring deserves to shine bright like a diamond. So, grab your favourite cleaning supplies and let's get started on restoring that sparkle!

1. Gather Your Supplies: Before diving into the cleaning process, gather all the necessary supplies. You'll need mild dish soap, a soft-bristled toothbrush, a bowl of warm water, a lint-free cloth, and optionally, a jewellery cleaning solution.

2. Prepare the Cleaning Solution: Fill a bowl with warm water and add a few drops of mild dish soap. Mix the solution gently until the soap is dissolved. If you prefer, you can also use a commercial jewellery cleaning solution, following the manufacturer's instructions.

3. Soak Your Ring: Place your engagement ring in the bowl of cleaning solution and let it soak for 20-30 minutes. This will help loosen any dirt, oil, or debris that has accumulated on the surface of the ring.

4. Scrub Gently: After soaking, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub the ring, paying special attention to any hard-to-reach areas like underneath the setting or between the prongs. Be gentle to avoid scratching the metal or gemstones.

5. Rinse Thoroughly: Once you've finished scrubbing, rinse the ring under warm running water to remove any remaining soap residue. Be sure to hold the ring securely to prevent it from slipping down the drain!

6. Dry and Shine: Pat the ring dry with a lint-free cloth, being careful not to snag any prongs or settings. For an extra shine, you can use a polishing cloth specifically designed for jewellery to buff the ring gently.

7. Optional: Additional Cleaning Methods: If your ring requires deeper cleaning, you can also try using a ultrasonic jewellery cleaner or a steam cleaner. However, be cautious and check with a professional jeweller first to ensure that these methods are safe for your specific ring.

8. Regular Maintenance: To keep your engagement ring looking its best, make it a habit to clean it regularly. A quick soak and gentle scrub once a week can help prevent dirt build-up and maintain its sparkle.

9. Professional Cleaning: For a thorough cleaning and inspection, consider taking your ring to a professional jeweller every 6-12 months. They can professionally clean your ring, check for loose stones or damaged settings, and ensure that it's in tip-top shape.

10. Handle with Care: Lastly, remember to handle your engagement ring with care to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. Remove your ring before engaging in activities like cleaning, gardening, or exercising to prevent damage.

We offer a free cleaning service for all pieces we've made so please feel free to bring it by for a professional clean.

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