How to clean your engagement/wedding ring

Cleaning Tip #1: Shiny Rings

Step 1:
Find a shot class that will fit your ring comfortably (without it touches the sides to avoid scratching & marks)

Step 2:
Once you have the shot class, fill it up with windex - just enough to cover the ring

Step 3:
Let your ring soak overnight

Step 4:
In the morning, use a soft toothbrush to clean any nooks and crannies

Step 5:
Rinse in warm water

Step 6:
Enjoy your bling!
 

Cleaning Tip #2: Avoiding Ring Rash

Step 1:
Combine ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide with ½ cup white vinegar in a small glass cup

Step 2:
Drop ring in and let it soak for at least 30 minutes

NOTICE – you will see some bubbling … this is from the peroxide, no need to worry.

Step 3:
Use a soft toothbrush and give your ring a good, but gentle scrub

Step 4:
Rinse in warm water

Step 5: 
Boil some water and suspend your ring over the top of the pot. Your ring should be submerged, but  should not be touching the bottom of the pot, otherwise it will bounce

Step 6:
Boil for no longer than 20 minutes. This process helps to kill bacteria that was causing you any irritations. 

Step 7:
Let your ring rash heal before you start wearing your ring again (wear them out if you’d like, but keep them off at work, around the house, etc.)

Step 8:
Enjoy a rash ring free ring!


* Do not attempt any of these if your ring has any loose stone
** If working over a sink, make sure the plug is in!
** I am not a professional – these are a combination of techniques friends have used and I have used on my own expensive jewelry

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Other ways to take care of your rings

  1. Give your rings a break! This is a good way to avoid ring rash … Take off your ring every night. Have a place in your home where you always keep it to avoid any “panic” amounts.

  2. Lotion may feel great on your hands, but not so much for your ring. Take your ring off when you put cream on! And make sure you put it back on only once it has dried.

  3. Watch your fidgeting. The more you fidget, the more likely you are to hit a hard surface resulting in scratches and loosening any diamonds.  This goes to say, don’t do dishes with your rings on, garden with your rings on, work out with your ring on, etc.

  4. Clean your jewelry whenever you can. 

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