How I Clean My Rings

I'm excited to share another DIY post with you guys and this one is all about how I clean my wedding rings at home. A year or two ago I shared a step by step video on my Instagram Stories and I had so many of you reaching out to me asking me questions. I'm surprised I never shared a blog post on this and that it's taken me this to do so. This is super easy to do with pretty much all the items you'd already have at home and it leaves my rings looking like they're brand new! I either forget or don't always have the time to take my rings in to get professionally cleaned by the jewelers so this is the best alternative with no damages to my rings that I have found. If you're ready, let's get started on how I clean my wedding rings!
Things you will need:
-1 cup of water, microwaved
-1 tbsp salt
-1 tbsp baking soda
-1 tbsp dish soap
-A small brush, I use a makeup brush
You will begin with your bowl of one cup of water. Put it in the microwave and heat it up for two minutes.

*Be careful when removing the bowl from the microwave because it will be hot.*

Next add in the salt, baking soda, and dish soap into the bowl and mix, mix, mix!

I've gotten asked before on the kind of soap that I use and if hand soap is ok. I usually use whatever dish soap I have in the kitchen which normally is the Mrs. Meyers brand. Dish soap works best in my opinion because it's meant to cut through grease. I've never actually used hand soap when cleaning my rings so honestly, I wouldn't really know how that outcome would be.


After all the ingredients are mixed together with water, drop in your rings and let it soak for about 10-15 minutes. While my rings are soaking, with the brush that I use to scrub the rings clean, I will stir them around in the water a little. This makes me think it helps get my rings cleaner haha.
Once the time is up I grab one ring at a time and lightly scrub it with the makeup brush that I specifically only use for cleaning my rings. I do this because my morganite is held up in a halo-like setting so a lot of dust gets stuck making my stone look cloudy, as you can see in the photo above. This also helps get rid of any particles that may be caught on any prongs. When I'm done scrubbing the rings I dip them back into the bowl and soak them for another minute or two, swirling it around from time to time.


When that's done I will rinse my rings under some cold water to get off any residue from the cleaning mixture. I then grab a paper towel and pat down the rings to dry them off, I sometimes will even set them on top of the paper towel for a couple of minutes to allow them to dry off completely.
Usually, when this step is complete and my rings are all done drying you're done! Voila wasn't that easy?
One last step I only started doing is wiping down my rings with a microfiber cloth. I received this one with one of my jewelry purchases from Made by Mary and its so handy. I only ever used it to clean/ polish my necklaces, to bring the shine back to life and I thought why not do the same to my wedding rings. It really makes a difference in my rings since all my rings kind of rub against each other. That usually leaves small marks on the bands and the microfiber cloth really helped get rid of majority of those marks that I was never able to make disappear before.


If you don't own a microfiber cloth you don't have to go out and purchase one, as I said I only started doing this step since I had it on hand. My rings always looked brand new before I even started using it.


I sure hope this post becomes useful to some of you and if you end up trying it out please let me know! I would love to hear how your rings turn out. Thank you for stopping by!

Comments

  1. Seriously thanks for this super helpful post. My rings needed major cleaning and this DIY cleaner cleaned them beautifully!

    Pepper | Peppermintheart

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