Are you newly engaged? Congratulations! Whether you recently bought the ring from a jewellery buyer and the ring on your finger is new to you or has been cherished for many years, you may be wondering about how you should care for your ring. There are a few key things that you can do to help keep your ring clean on a daily basis. But if your ring is already looking dull and dirty you are thankfully able to clean it on your own. See our tips below for how to clean an engagement ring white gold, yellow gold or rose gold we have you covered!
Why Does My Ring Look Dirty?
If your ring has lost some of its sparkle, it’s likely that it is just a bit dirty. Unlike other items of jewellery many women find that they wear their engagement rings daily and sometimes don’t ever take it off. This results in a variety of everyday things coming into contact with your ring. Through showering, washing the dishes, and even by putting on makeup we expose our ring to reside. Additionally the oils in our skin will come into contact with the ring. Over time these residues build up on your gold and the diamond on your ring causing it to look dull and dirty.
Thankfully we are able to easily clean engagement rings and have them looking just like new in no time at all. If you want to keep your ring looking great longer between cleanings there are a few things you can do but consider setting a regular schedule to clean your rings.
How Do I Clean My Ring?
When cleaning your diamond engagement ring you have a few options. You can either take it into a jeweller to have it cleaned or you can clean it at home. Though there are a variety of products on the market to assist you in cleaning your rings you don’t necessarily need to buy them. To easily clean your ring at home all you need is a gentle dish soap and a soft bristle toothbrush. Follow our steps below for best results.
- Soak your engagement ring in warm water and soap. Let it soak for at least twenty minutes, longer if you have more buildup.
- Use a soft bristle toothbrush to scrub residue off your ring.
- Rinse your ring in warm water (please don’t do this over an open drain)
- Allow your ring to dry and wipe with a soft cloth
If you have tried the above steps and still aren’t satisfied with the look of your engagement ring, consider taking it to a jeweller. They will be able to quickly and effectively clean your engagement ring to have it looking just like new again. Most often jewellers will do this for you for free regardless of if you have purchased from them in the past or not!
Does Gold Tarnish?
If your ring is looking less than fabulous you may be wondering if the gold on your ring can tarnish. Gold is a precious metal that comes from the earth. Though the gold we use in jewellery is most commonly an alloy and mixed with other metals, it does not tarnish. This is true for yellow, white and rose gold.
Some people find that their white gold can turn yellow over time. This is normal and can be fixed so there is no need to worry that your white gold is ruined if it has begun yellowing. To keep your white gold looking it’s best consider having it restored by using rhodium plating. This will make your white gold look beautiful and remove the yellowing. Though effective it is not a permanent solution and will need to be repeated eventually.
How to Keep My Ring Clean?
Use this list to help you keep your rings looking longer between cleans. Consider cleaning your engagement ring regularly to help keep any residue from accumulating thickly on your ring.
- Take off your ring when showering
- Take off your ring when doing the dishes
- Remove your ring before bathing children
- Don’t wear your ring while cooking hands on or greasy food
- Remove your ring when putting on lotions
- Remove your ring when using household chemicals
Why Should I Clean my Ring?
Cleaning is important and should be done regularly to keep your ring in good shape. Along with following a cleaning schedule it is important to do your best to keep it clean. This will help your ring stay safe and protect your diamonds.
Try to check in with a jeweller once a year to ensure that your ring is not only clean and plated but also structurally sound. Your engagement ring should be a family heirloom to treasure for years to come. Keep it safe and beautiful by cleaning it regularly and inspecting it often.