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One of the best things about diamonds is their sparkle.  Just like everything else, your diamond is exposed to everyday dirt and grime. While it may not be obvious at a glance, once you give your diamond a good clean, the difference in its brilliance will remind you why you should clean your diamond ring or have it cleaned regularly. 

DIY diamond ring cleaning

Yes, you can clean your diamond ring at home, and it’s a pretty simple process.

You will need:

  • Soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Toothpaste (not gel)
  • Hand soap

You will want to make sure you clean your ring in a safe area. You may be tempted to hold your ring under a running tap. If you do, make sure there isn’t an open drain nearby that your ring could fall into as you clean.  Before cleaning, look closely for any broken prong tips or movement in your diamonds or diamonds. If you see any concerns, consult a professional before continuing. If not, you can get started.

First, saturate the toothbrush with water. Then apply a small drop of toothpaste to the brush. A tiny squirt of hand soap goes on top of the toothpaste. Next, Grasp your diamond ring tightly with your left hand and apply the toothbrush mixture into all the nooks and crannies of your ring with your right hand. Rinse well, pat dry, and admire your diamond’s revived sparkle. Now that you can see your ring more clearly, it’s an excellent time to inspect it again carefully for any concerns. 

Professional ring cleaning

While a little toothpaste, soap, and water can go a long way, nothing compares to having your diamond ring professionally cleaned. A professional jeweler has access to ultrasonic cleaners. These cleaners use jewelry-safe chemicals to create bubbles that adhere to the dirt on your diamond. The high-frequency sound waves then move that dirt away from the diamond. A strong steam blast is also an excellent way your professional jeweler can bring your diamond’s sparkle back to life. Your jeweler may also use a buffing wheel to revive the luster of your diamond’s setting.

Most importantly, your jeweler has the knowledge and technology, such as high-powered microscopes, to look for any damage to your ring that could lead to the heartbreaking loss of a stone. A combination of occasional DIY cleaning, along with semi-annual or annual professional cleaning and inspection, is the best way to keep your diamond ring at its ultimate sparkle potential. 

Alberta Diamond Exchange is here for you when you purchase your diamond ring and to help you enjoy it for many years to come. Contact us for help with your diamond’s sparkle.