In this blog, we will share with you some tips on how to clean your ring.
How often do we wear our wedding rings? All the time! That’s why a lot of people wonder how to clean their rings. Did you know that jewelry cleaners, soap, and water can make your ring look worse than when you began?
Step 1: Assemble Your Cleaning Tools
Your first step is assembling your cleaning tools. You’ll need a bowl of warm water, some gentle soap (dish soap, hand soap, or even a bar of mild soap), and a soft toothbrush. To dry the ring you’ll use either a lint-free cloth (like a microfiber cloth) or paper towels.
Once you have all the necessary materials in place, you’re ready to get started!
Step 2: Fill a Bowl with Warm Water
Fill a bowl with warm (not hot) water. It should be big enough so that the jewelry can sit comfortably inside it, but not so big that too much water is wasted.
You don’t need to go crazy here—just make sure the entire ring is covered by about half an inch of water.
Step 3: Add a Few Drops of Gentle Soap
We recommend using a gentle soap like Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castille Liquid Soap. Dilute it in warm water, and soak your jewelry for 10 to 15 minutes. If you have hard water or are on a well, use distilled water instead of tap water; the minerals in hard water can leave deposits on your jewelry over time.
Step 4: Use the Soft Toothbrush to Scrub the Ring
Use the softest bristles you can find for the toothbrush. You’ll want to be as gentle as possible when scrubbing your ring, so if you have a brush with stiff bristles you’re going to end up scratching your ring. Also, don’t apply too much pressure when scrubbing your ring. Using a little bit of elbow grease is fine, but using too much will damage your ring. Be careful not to use a toothbrush that you use to brush your teeth or one that has a metal handle because that could scratch your ring as well!
Step 5: Submerge the Ring in the Soapy Water
Submerge your ring in soapy water and let it sit for several minutes. Be sure not to leave your ring in the solution for too long, because if you do, the metal will turn black and the stone will become dull.
Step 6: Let the Ring Soak for Five Minutes
Soaking is one of the most common ways to clean your ring. Soaking loosens dirt and grime and can help dissolve any buildup that may be present in your jewelry. The length of time you should soak the ring depends on how dirty it is, but it’s generally recommended to only soak a piece of jewelry for five minutes or less.
Step 7: Rinse the Ring Under Warm Running Water
Rinse the ring under warm running water until all soap residue is gone.
Step 8: Pat the Ring Dry with a Lint-Free Cloth
After thoroughly rinsing the ring, remove it from the bowl and pat dry with a soft cloth. Make sure to completely dry the ring before wearing it.