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How To Clean Your Diamond Engagement Ring

Aug 17, 2007
Being given a diamond engagement ring is probably one of the most memorable moments in some ones life. A diamond engagement ring is a symbol of love and devotion and a promise of a marriage and happiness.

When you receive your diamond engagement ring the sparkle of the diamond will take your breath away and you will be amazed at its beauty. An engagement ring is something that will be worn for many many years and possible handed down to the next generation.

Because your engagement ring will be worn everyday products such as hair styling sprays, hand lotions and other house hold products can cause the sparkle to fade and the ring its self look dull. Over time you may find that gunk and grime will build up behind the diamond making it look dirty and unattractive.

To keep your diamond engagement ring shining and looking striking it is important to clean your ring properly so avoid this unsightly build up. Although diamonds are one of the hardest substances known to man they are often coated in a special substance to protect them and keep their shine, Using abrasive substances and by brushing the diamond with something coarse could potentially remove this protective coating making the ring more susceptible to dirt and grime.

You may find there are many products you can buy to clean your diamond engagement ring however this is not always needed. Why not save your self some money and try cleaning the ring yourself.

Once you have removed the ring from your finger find a small bowl ad fill it warm water and some mild dishwashing liquid, place your diamond ring in the solution and leave to soak.

Remove the ring from the water solution and use a very soft brush to gently remove and dirt that is visible. Never use something that hard bristles as this can damage and scratch the ring setting, I find babies toothbrush works fine as the bristles are soft and the head is small enough to get into tight cracks.

Once you have removed any debris and dirt place the ring back in the water to give it a final clean. Remove the ring and rinse it well with warm water then dry the ring with a lint free cloth.

Remember to protect where you are cleaning your diamond ring, if you are by the sink make sure that the drain is covered to avoid dropping and losing it. If you find the ring still has some dirt or grim on it try using a wooden tooth pick to gently easy it away then rinse again and pat dry with a lint free cloth.

The best way to keep you rings and jewelry clean and looking good is to remove them or wear protective gloves when you are using products that can damage them.

If you do decide to use a chemical solution to clean your ring and your ring contains more than one type of gem stone, always use the solution that is designed for the less durable stone.
About the Author
Allen Jesson writes for several sites that specialize in Antique Engagement Rings, Vintage Engagement Rings and A Gift Of Poetry
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