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How To Clean An Engagement Ring In 2022

08 April 2022
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Is the engagement ring on your finger desperately in need of a good clean? Here, we give you advice on how to best clean it.

Trying to keep your engagement ring clean can be challenging. Dust, dirt, oils and soap can all contribute to the ring's loss of sparkle and lustre. 


Cleaning engagement rings by yourself comes with risk, particularly if you have never cleaned jewellery before. To avoid the risk of damaging your diamond ring, you can get it cleaned in-person by an expert at a jewellery shop. This will ensure that your loved one’s ring gets its shiny and sparkly look back.


Diamond Heaven have put together a guide to help you with how to clean your engagement ring in 2022, as well as the essential items you’ll need to clean the ring.


Why should you clean your engagement ring?

Remember when your loved one made their marriage proposal to you with a shiny engagement ring all those years ago? If you wear your engagement ring daily, it will go through plenty of activities, eventually giving it a worn-out, dull appearance.


There’s no hard or fast rule on how  regularly you should clean your engagement ring. Some people will clean the ring every few weeks while others may only do it once or twice a year. Before you clean the ring, it’s worth inspecting the diamonds for loose stones so that the method used to clean it is correct for the engagement ring’s design. 


The two options for cleaning an engagement ring

Over the past couple of years, we’ve become used to cleaning our engagement rings at home due to the pandemic. In 2022, there are a few options available for you to choose from when cleaning your ring.


Going down the professionally cleaned engagement ring route 


If you are nervous about cleaning your engagement ring by yourself, it’s worth getting it cleaned by an expert. We recommend getting the ring deep cleaned twice a year, enabling us to get your ring back to its sparkly best. 


Our experienced jewellery care experts in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and London’s Hatton Garden can help get your ring back to its shiny best again. They can also give you tips and advice on keeping your engagement ring all sparkly and shiny whenever you wear it.


Cleaning your ring at home


Alternatively, you could decide to not get the ring professionally cleaned and clean your diamond engagement ring at home. For anyone who wears their engagement ring regularly, it’s worth giving your ring a clean once every few weeks so that the diamonds continue to sparkle and shine.


What you need to clean an engagement ring at home

Before the engagement ring is cleaned, there are some things you need that will help with the cleaning process. 


It’s worth noting that using cleaning products with harsh chemicals, such as chlorine and bleach, can damage the engagement ring. When it comes to the products you’ll need to clean an engagement ring, a soft toothbrush, warm water, washing up liquid and a lint-free soft cloth, as well as a bowl is all you need to clean your engagement ring.


Cleaning your diamond ring

Once you’ve got all the products you need, you can start the process of cleaning the ring. When it comes to cleaning diamond rings at home, follow these five steps so that you can make that dull ring look just as good as it did all those years ago.


  1. Fill the bowl with warm running water (Make sure that the water is not too hot).


  1. Add washing up liquid to your bowl, creating the warm soapy water needed to clean the engagement ring.


  1. Put the engagement ring in the bowl of warm soapy water for 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the ring’s condition.


  1. Use a soft toothbrush to gently brush any dirt that’s on your engagement ring


  1. Once you’ve cleaned the ring, you can either pat the ring dry with a soft cloth or leave it out to air dry.


Whether you decide to get your engagement ring cleaned by  an expert or by yourself, cleaning your engagement ring is important to ensure it stays clean and sparkly. No matter how many adventures you have with the ring, this guide will help make the engagement ring cleaning process much easier for you.


At Diamond Heaven, we have a jewellery care service that can help clean and protect your engagement ring, as well as other types of jewellery. If you have any questions about our jewellery care service,  please contact us and one of our experts will be happy to help answer any queries you have about how we clean an engagement ring.

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