Can I clean this ring?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Tressie, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Tressie

    Tressie Member

    Can I clean a diamond ring safely using an ultrasonic cleaner? I know it’s ok for costume jewelry but I wasn’t sure about diamonds. Help!
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  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    That depends on the ring, and the shape the ring is in. It's fine for a lot of newer pieces, but older ones can be damaged.
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Ultrasonic is ok for diamonds, but as evelyb says, it may not be for the ring.
    Soapy water is fine. I use alcohol sometimes for nasty grime.
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  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    I can't believe how sparkly my rings come out when doing the dishes!!!! If I think they've got muck in the settings, sometimes I'll also use a SOFT toothbrush, GENTLY!! AND agree with the alcohol on occasion if needed!!!
  5. Tressie

    Tressie Member

    Ok, thanks! I’ll give the soapy water a try I would guess that it’s from the 80’s or 90’s. I’m not 100% sure that it’s real diamonds but I just get a gut feeling that it is. And even if they are real diamonds, I’m guessing that I probably wouldn’t get too much for it. I’ll post a pic after I can get some of this muck off of it.
  6. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Ultrasound works fine on decent settings. I'd not use soapy water, it smears it. Soak it in a bit of vodka or gin, then use an old toothbrush and a toothpick as well.
  7. Tressie

    Tressie Member

    I do have vodka.
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Soapy water is fine as long as you rinse and dry afterwards. I use gentle liquid handsoap.
  9. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I'd use that, then.
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  10. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    A friend who loves rings with rocks of all types swears by toothpaste & I use it for some cameo cleaning applications. Just have to rinse well & get it out of any crevices.
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  11. buyingtime777

    buyingtime777 Well-Known Member

    I use windex for a soak for my diamonds. I have done it for years and they stay very sparkly.
  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I don't have enough diamonds to worry about it.(LOL)
  13. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Neither do I evelyb30!
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  14. Tressie

    Tressie Member

    I have it cleaned enough to take a picture of. I’m goinv to start a new thread with a pic to get some opinions on it.
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  15. LIbraryLady

    LIbraryLady Well-Known Member

    My mom used a little dish of ammonia.
    I've never done it myself, tho.
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