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How to clean my rings

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MrsBosh Sat 23-Jul-16 13:37:48

I want to clean my engagement and wedding rings at home. They're platinum and diamond and seem to be full of suncream and just a lot less sparkly than they used to be.
Googling suggests a variety of methods; washing up liquid in warm water with a soft toothbrush, toothpaste, vinegar?
We live hundreds of miles away from the jewellers my DH bought them from so I'd like a DIY method if poss.
Any suggestions greatly received.

midnightmoomoo Sat 23-Jul-16 13:59:21

Our jeweller recommended warm water with a squirt if fairy liquid, leave to soak then brush gently with a soft toothbrush.

cheeseandmarmite15 Sat 23-Jul-16 14:44:37

Yes to fairy liquid. I use a glass of warm water with fairy liquid. Soak over night. Rinse and they sparkle like new!

LemonDr1zzle Sat 23-Jul-16 14:48:53

I use a small drop of washing up liquid and an old electric toothbrush head that I keep just for cleaning jewellery. Rinse in clean water and pat dry with a towel, they come up beautifully.

MrsBosh Sat 23-Jul-16 15:54:05

Fabulous, that seems to be consensus. Nice and easy! Electric toothbrush head is a good idea as they're nice and soft.
Thank you for your help!

cressetmama Sat 23-Jul-16 18:03:33

Follow the instructions above, then dunk them in an egg cup of gin (or vodka) for five minutes. I cleaned DMiL's beautiful rings for her (and they were filthy, had clearly not been cleaned in years) and they looked about 100% more impressive. Interdental brushes are great for getting deep into the mountings (but I use an old one as they are quite ££).

MrsBosh Sat 23-Jul-16 18:57:39

Fab, thanks cresset! Sure DH has some interdental brushes that don't fit in his teeth in the bathroom cupboard. Off to search...

TwinsplusAnotherTwo Sat 23-Jul-16 19:50:56

The jeweller who made my engagement ring said not to use a toothbrush - you can loosen claws around the stone (if you have them).
Use a makeup brush instead. And give them a rinse in clean water to get any soap etc off them.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Sat 23-Jul-16 19:53:52

I have always fancied a sonic jewellery cleaner. Is it just a waste of money?

Catgirl83 Sat 23-Jul-16 22:35:03

I have a sonic cleaner and would honestly say it's worth every penny.

ButtfaceMiscreant Sat 23-Jul-16 22:37:14

I used a bowl of warm water with a squirt of washing up liquid or liquid handsoap, and DCs old toothbrush (baby toothbrush so soft bristles). Worked a treat! very ashamed at the gunk I removed

feelinginthedark Sat 23-Jul-16 23:18:13

The steam thingy for heating and frothing up milk does a really nice job on rings if your coffee machine has one.

DailyMailPenisPieces Sun 24-Jul-16 01:59:35

feeling do you mean like a nespresso one?

2nds Sun 24-Jul-16 02:03:47

My grandmother used to put hers in a glass of coke overnight.

leadrightfoot Sun 24-Jul-16 09:21:35

Sonic cleaner with a drop of washing up liquid in it best invention I have bought even if I only use it once every few months saves so much time and faffing about
I think I got a cheap one from Lidl or similar about 5 years ago.
Thanks for the reminder will now go do mine!

MrsBosh Sun 24-Jul-16 09:44:09

Cheers everyone! I went for a soak in fairy and warm water then a very gentle scrub with ano interdental brush (not on the claws!) Looks much more sparkly!

DH is lusting after a good coffee machine feeling and I'm going to get him one for his birthday so that's good to know about the frother bit!

MrsBosh Sun 24-Jul-16 09:46:03

Awful pic, seems to have focused on my nail. It looks better IRL hmm

hollyisalovelyname Sun 24-Jul-16 09:46:59

How does the sonic thing work?

Polkadot1974 Sun 24-Jul-16 20:12:31

What about for white gold? Same?

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