Quick Tip Tuesday
How to Clean a Diamond Ring

If you are married or engaged, you know how difficult it can be to keep that ring clean! I try to take it off when I shower and when I apply lotion, but gunk still builds up in all the nooks and crevices. Luckily, I read the best tip in one of my favorite books - Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home: No Nonsense Advice That Will Inspire You to CLEAN Like the DICKENS by none other than Mrs. Meyer herself!
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In this book, you will find SO many helpful tips for cleaning the old school way and modern twists to make cleaning easier. While I was browsing the chapters again today, I noticed a section on cleaning jewelry. How to clean diamond jewelry caught my eye, and I decided to try it out!

How to Clean Diamond Jewelry - The Mrs. Meyer Way

Gather the pieces of diamond jewelry you wish to clean. In this case, my somewhat less sparkly these days wedding ring.

Pour some vodka into a bowl and drop the ring in. Let it sit for a few minutes. 

Remove the ring and gently brush with a soft toothbrush. 

Rinse off the vodka and loosened grime with running water. If it's not as sparkly as you want, you can repeat the first two steps. Once you're finished, lay the ring on a towel to dry. Put it on and admire!

I wish I could have captured the intense sparkle from my newly cleaned ring. It was incredible how much better it looked after its little vodka bath! Take my word for it, it really works! Give it a try with your jewelry today. 

I try to have my ring cleaned at least once a year, but in between cleanings I now know how to maintain that shine. How do you keep your jewelry clean? Let me know in the comments below!

- - Happy Cleaning! - -


Bridget Rossi said...

You definitely don’t have to convince me a whole lot! The ring looks so sparkly now! I always clean my jewelry using baking soda. It’s a very good cleaning agent because it is non-abrasive, and it can bring back the natural look of your jewelry. Just mix the baking soda with water to form a paste. Then, rub it around the jewelry, particularly onto those darkened areas. Lastly, dry it with a clean and non-abrasive cloth.

Kimmy  Barnes said...

You’ll definitely feel great when you see your ring newly cleaned. There’s this kind of enthusiasm that you can’t explain. Haha. It’s like you just bought a new ring that is super brilliant and dazzling!