How to Clean a Diamond Ring

Follow These Four Easy Steps

Diamond rings 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, as shown in this video.

What You Need

  • diamond ring, warm water, ammonia, three bowls, rubber gloves, dishwashing liquid, old soft-bristled toothbrush, facial tissue
  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.