There’s nothing more mesmerizing than watching your diamond engagement ring sparkle in the light. But if you wear your diamond engagement ring every day, inevitably your hand cream, hairspray or makeup will cause residue to build up on the surface of your diamond engagement ring, making it look dull and drab. Not only that, but dirty rings are a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause skin irritation, metal discoloration and scratches to diamonds.

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Therefore, to keep it shiny and bacteria-free at its best, you need to clean your beautiful engagement ring regularly, either by visiting a jeweler for a professional cleaning or by cleaning it at home. However, at-home cleaning is not a substitute for professional cleaning. If you want to safely clean your beautiful engagement ring at home, you need to understand some of the do’s and don’ts of engagement ring cleaning at home, otherwise it can cause great damage to your diamond. This guide covers everything you need to know to safely clean your diamond engagement ring at home, scroll down to view.

How to Clean Engagement Ring at Home?

1. Use a mild detergent

Engagement ring bands are usually made of different metals such as yellow gold, white gold, platinum, rose gold, silver, etc. Different metals may have different chemical reactions to different detergents. Using detergents that contain chlorine or other harsh chemicals, even some certified jewelry cleaners, can damage engagement diamond rings. In addition, you should avoid using moisturizing products which tend to leave a film on the ring, and any class of abrasive products, such as toothpaste, baking soda or any powdered cleaners, which can easily scratch metals, especially gold. Therefore, for different metals, it is wise of you to choose a detergent that is friendly to that metal. For example, try using beer to wipe your solid gold ring to bring back its shine; for silver rings, try mixing 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 2 tablespoons of baking soda to make a detergent.

Nonetheless, the best way to clean your diamond engagement ring at home, regardless of your ring’s setting and metal type, is plain soap and water. To make the solution, simply take a small bowl, use warm water and soap to rub it together to create a white sudsy mess. In addition to soap, shampoo or body wash is also an option.

How to Clean Your Diamond Engagement Ring at Home?