There is nothing worse than buying an expensive and gorgeous ring from 5 years ago to then see it become rusty and lose its original beautiful and bright colouring. Maybe it’s your diamond wedding ring that once had a sparkle that captivated the eye. It is important to keep those sentimental memories alive with cleanliness. 
Rings usually get dirty when you wear them every day as layers of oil and debris from bacteria on the skin. Dirty rings unfortunately can be the home for bacteria to grow and multiply, so knowing how to clean rings is very crucial. As a consumer, you can’t professionally clean the ring yourself, however, you can do the alternative option of taking your ring to your local jewellers and having it professionally cleaned. Or, you can use ingredients and soaps found at home to create cleaning solutions for your ring.
How To Clean Any Type Of Diamond Ring At Home
dishwasher soapys and sponges
Dishwasher Soap
The easiest and most effective way of cleaning your diamond ring would be to use the dishwashing soap method. For the first step, you should get a large bowl of water, either lukewarm or warm. You then add a small amount of basic dishwashing soap to the warm water. After about 20 or 40 minutes of letting the ring soak in soapy water, you can gently take the ring out of the lukewarm water and gently brush with a soft toothbrush until you see slight foaming. Lastly, take the ring and pat it carefully with a soft cloth. 
Soapy water can be effective in cleaning diamond jewellery. Something as simple as plain soap/ washing up liquid mixed with lukewarm plain water, then again use a soft toothbrush to scrub away any excess bacteria under warm running water. Then place on a soft, lint-free cloth to air dry. A lint-free cloth is a type of cleaning cloth that is less likely to build upcharge. It keeps items extra clean because it does not give away any fluff when used.
How To Clean a Silver & Gold Diamond Ring At Home
Clean gold ring and golden watch
If you want to bring the brilliant sparkle of your silver and gold diamond ring back to life, you can use hydrogen peroxide. Firstly, retrieve a small bowl and combine a 50/50 solution using Windex and hydrogen peroxide. Then, soak your piece of diamond jewelry for approximately 10-15 minutes. The job of Windex is to remove the everyday build-up of dirt and the hydrogen will kill any remaining bacteria on the ring. After thoroughly soaking in the cleaning solution, you can gently scrub the ring with a soft-bristled toothbrush and rinse with cold water to dry. 
How To Clean A Silver Only Diamond Ring 
This is a very unusual method of cleaning your diamond ring however, it is just as effective. If the silver on your ring is tarnished or has discolouration ketchup is a magical ingredient to get rid of the stubborn dirt on your ring and acts as a cleaning liquid. Dip the band of the ring into a small bowl of ketchup for 5 minutes. Then use a clean toothbrush to scrub into the crevices. Lastly, rinse with warm water and leave to air dry.
To clean a diamond ring that’s only made of silver, you can use a simple ingredient that you have in your kitchen cupboards. This would be white vinegar. To make this cleaning solution, you can pour a bit of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of baking soda into a fairly small bowl. Then, you can mix the solution to ensure that the baking soda is dissolved. Afterwards, proceed to leave your diamond ring soak in the solution for around 2 hours. Then to make sure that all bacteria and dirt has been erased, you can rinse under warm water and dry thoroughly with a soft, lint-free cloth. 
How To Clean A Solid Gold Diamond Ring
beer and pint glass
The easiest way to clean your gold ring would be to use beer as a cleaning chemical. If you find your ring is becoming rusty, a bit of beer is an easy solution. Firstly, pour a small amount of beer onto a clean cloth and gently rub over the gold of the ring. However, you have to make sure you don’t get any beer on the gemstones/diamonds and steer clear from dark ale beer. After using the cloth to wipe the band, use a different cloth or towel to remove the excess. You also have the option to run the ring underwater afterwards but it isn’t necessary. 
It is recommended that you clean your ring at least once a week to avoid bacteria from building up and getting dirty in the first place. However if you’d rather clean it fewer times than that, you could take your ring to a professional jeweller to be cleaned about twice a year, they use a chemical cleaner designed to get rid of any bacteria and rust. Depending on the metal type, they will use a silver dip or gold dip and then scrub any bits of dirt left with a soft bristle brush. Next, they usually rinse with clean water. Then they would finish off by wiping it over with a silver polishing cloth. They will do this with any type of ring. Whether it be a diamond wedding ring, diamond engagement rings, or a normal ring. They can also do this with any other type of diamond jewelry you may want to be cleaned. Hope this helped!
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June 28, 2023 — Gethin Jones

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