I had never considered jewellery maintenance before I got engaged (my most worn piece of ‘real’ jewellery I had owned up until this point was a £200 pair of earrings that it never even occurred to me to clean!) but now I am very keen to learn as much as possible about how to keep my new ring as sparkly and beautiful as possible!
I asked Sonny, our amazingly talented friend and jewellery who created my engagement ring for his top tips on cleaning your ring for maximum sparkle and longevity. He owns Sonny’s Jewellers in Birmingham and is well worth a look if you’re in the market for some new jewellery – he can create literally anything and his attention to detail is second to none 🙂
How To Clean Your Engagement Ring
- Soak the jewellery in warm water for 20-40 mins.
- Wash the ring in warm soapy water and scrub with a tooth brush which has soft bristles.
- After you scrub the stones and jewellery, rinse under cold water and then dry off completely with a soft towel.
- If the dirt around the ring looks hard and is causing trouble to remove, it’s usually best to take it to a jeweller and have it cleaned.
- You can also use a jewellery cleaner for the stones and metal. We advise Connoisseurs which gives a finer finish.
What Not To Do When Cleaning Your Engagement Ring
- Do not use bleach, chlorine and acetone. They can break down the metals in the ring and discolour the metals & the stones.
- Never use boiling hot water. Warm water is best with cold water for rinsing.
- Avoid the at-home Ultrasonic Cleaners as these can dislodge your stones. Always let the professionals do it if you want a deep clean.
I hope you found this useful! I’m definitely saving these tips for my ring (or rings-plural in a years time!).
Thank you so much for stopping by!