Engagement Ring Cleaning
Why Clean Your Engagement Ring?Engagement rings are things meant to symbolize eternity, and the materials chosen for their construction are ideal for that purpose. Gold and platinum never corrode, and diamonds are famous for being the hardest minerals in nature. However, despite that, engagement rings can still get dirty, suffer wear or be damaged. Because of that, there are two important things that a woman can do to extend the quality of her engagement ring: First, you can clean your ring at home; second, you can take your ring in for regular cleaning at a local jeweler. If Albert’s Diamond Jewelers is that jeweler, you can ensure that we can take care of your jewelry with the respect it deserves!
How to Clean Your Engagement RingIf you’re planning on cleaning your engagement ring at home, there are a few tricks and rules of thumb to keep in mind. While rings are made from materials that are extremely durable, they can be subjected to damage from household cleaning methods. Chlorine bleach and acetone (as can be found in nail polish remover) may strip the base metals used in alloying your engagement ring’s gold. Alternatively, if you utilize toothpaste or baking soda, they’re not chemically harsh, but they contain grit that can cause micro-scratches that dull the lustre of the metal. Stick to mild detergents, lukewarm water, and a soft-bristled toothbrush when you’re looking to clean your ring—and pat the piece clean with a microfiber cloth.
However, we suggest you come in twice yearly to have your engagement ring professionally cleaned. Our experts can get to areas that are impossible for those working at home, and we have cleaning treatments that are ideal for quickly and efficiently treating your ring. Also, if your engagement ring has details that demand a professional touch, such as soft gemstones (like pearls) or metals like sterling silver, you can trust that Albert’s Diamond Jewelers has the skills to return your treasured ring to its original state. If your engagement ring has exotic details that may require a specialized plan, don’t hesitate to contact our showrooms to discuss it with our team!