Engagement Ring Cleaning
Expert Engagement Ring Care at BARONS Jewelers
Your engagement ring is likely the most sentimental piece of jewelry you will ever own in your lifetime, so it is imperative that you know how to care for it properly to ensure that it retains its beauty and value for years to come. Our experts at BARONS Jewelers have put together a guide to cleaning your engagement ring to help you do just that.
How to Clean Engagement Rings at Home
Over time, your engagement ring will likely accrue residue from simple everyday products like makeup, hairspray, lotion, or perfume that dulls its shine. The easiest and most effective way to clean your ring without the help of a professional is to use a gentle soap and water solution as well as a very soft-bristled toothbrush. Simply soak your ring in a mixture of warm water and soap for 20 to 40 minutes, then delicately scrub away any lingering dirt or buildup with the toothbrush. Pay careful attention to the small divots and crevices.
What Not to Use When Cleaning Your Ring at Home
It is important to be extremely careful about the type of products you use on your ring. While it may be tempting to use strong, abrasive cleaners like bleach, chlorine, or acetone to ensure a thorough cleaning, these chemicals can actually discolor both the metal and the diamond. Likewise, powdered cleaners like baking soda and even toothpaste can damage the band of your ring. For these reasons, generic dish soap is always your safest choice. Tough scrubbing tools like toothbrushes with hard bristles can scratch the metal of your band and are best avoided.
How Often to Clean Your Ring
When cleaning your ring at home, that is, without the help of a professional jeweler, it is best to clean your ring about once a week to ensure that the daily buildup of grime does not diminish the beauty of your piece. When it comes to professional cleanings, however, most experts will recommend you take your piece to a jeweler twice a year.
Professional Cleaning Services at BARONS Jewelers
We at BARONS Jewelers are happy to offer our customers professional cleaning services to ensure their most prized possessions, like their engagement rings, retain the beauty they possessed the day they were purchased. For more information on cleanings and our other professional jewelry services, stop by our Dublin, California showroom, give us a call at (925) 344 8317, or send us an email at email@example.com.