Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday #7

We probably all know how to clean our rings (if you don't, here's a good article), but this suggestion is for a quick fix between regular cleanings.

Since the primary thing that dulls the shine on your diamond or other gemstone is grease, run HOT WATER--get it as hot as you can--over your ring, especially the underside where dirt tends to accumulate. (Take it off, of course--and cover the drain.)

It'll help immediately!

And don't forget when soaking your rings for a real cleaning, to use HOT water. If you go with the half ammonia, half water solution, you can microwave it to boiling, or microwave a cup of water and add a little dishwashing detergent. A jeweler once told me that it is a good idea to heat the solution for your ultrasonic cleaner, if you have one.

Hot water for a quick fix cleaning--it works for me!

For more Works for Me Wednesday links, see Rocks in my Dryer.


ellen b said...

Thanks I'm running to my sink to get my diamond to sparkle... said...

good Idea thanks for posting it.

tonia said...

Hey! that's just what I needed today! :)

Thinking of you today, and praying.

Jane said...

Great tip. I have an ultrasonic cleaner and it works OK, maybe this will make all the difference!

Amy said...

I started reading and thought, "You clean your rings?" Then I got down to the part about the stones. Ahh. I only wear my wedding band, and I keep it on all the time. I guess I've never really thought about cleaning it separately.

Kathy in WA said...

Great tip! My ring could use some freshening. Thanks for sharing. :)

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