How To: Clean a diamond ring with Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE

Clean a diamond ring with Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE

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.

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