A diamond ring is probably one of your most prized possessions. Like most possessions, it requires care to keep it as good as new. Learn how to clean a diamond ring with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. Diamonds are made to shine! But daily wearing can result in a less-than-sparkling stone. There's no need for a professional cleaning: Polish your gem at home using common household products.
What You Need:
Diamond ring, warm water, ammonia, three bowls, rubber gloves, dishwashing liquid, old soft-bristled toothbrush, facial tissue
Follow These Four Easy Steps
How To: Clean A Diamond Ring Step 1
Soak the ring
To loosen dirt and grime, let the ring sit for 20 minutes in a solution of 1 cup warm water and 1/4 cup ammonia.
How To: Clean A Diamond Ring Step 2
Rinse the ring in soapy water
Wearing the rubber gloves, transfer the ring from the ammonia solution to a bowl of warm water and a little dishwashing liquid. Swish the ring in the bowl.
How To: Clean A Diamond Ring Step 3
Scrub the ring
Using the toothbrush, gently scrub the ring, working the bristles into the nooks and crannies between the diamond and the setting.
How To: Clean A Diamond Ring Step 4
Rinse in warm water and leave to dry
Be certain to rinse all soap from your ring. Lay it on a piece of tissue to dry.