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Keep the Sparkle in Your Eye! (how to clean your diamond engagement ring) March 22, 2011

Posted by Jill Renee in : Jewelry , trackback

You have a gorgeous sparkly diamond engagement ring on your finger and the metal shines like new fallen snow, here are some hints on keeping your engagement ring in tip top shape for a long time to come.Sparkling Diamonds!

Once you come down from the high of being newly engaged regular life will resume. This means cooking, cleaning and work related activities.  All of these things will dull the appearance of your engagement ring and diamond. The good news is that this can easily be kept in check with a few simple steps:

  1. Fill a small bowl with 1/3 cup of ammonia and 2/3 cups of hot tap water.  If you are working near a sink, be sure to seal the drain to prevent losing your precious stones.
  2. Soak your engagement ring in the solution for about five minutes.  To remove caked on dirt such as cooking sauces or play dough, soak your engagement ring for ten minutes.
  3. After your ring has soaked thoroughly, remove it from the solution and gently scrub the prongs and band with a soft toothbrush.  Avoid scrubbing your diamonds directly because you may scratch them and do not use an old toothbrush because toothpaste remnants are too abrasive for your engagement ring!
  4. Rinse your ring under warm running water – make sure the drain is closed!
  5. Dry your ring on a clean soft cloth and enjoy the renewed sparkle of your engagement ring!

It is also a great idea to have the prongs that hold the diamonds in your engagement ring checked by a jewelry professional one time per year to make sure all is well and that none of the prongs have loosened up. A ring purchased from danforthdiamond.com and still under warranty comes with a free yearly cleaning and tightening.  If you follow these simple suggestions your engagement ring will continue to look great year after happy year!


1. Ortrud - April 3, 2011

Your jewelry is very beautiful, what do you think of my titanium bracelets?