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How to Clean a Diamond Ring

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

Follow These Four Easy Steps:

  1. How To: Clean A Diamond Ring Step 11Soak 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. How To: Clean A Diamond Ring Step 22Rinse 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. How To: Clean A Diamond Ring Step 33Scrub the ring

    Using the toothbrush, gently scrub the ring, working the bristles into the nooks and crannies between the diamond and the setting.

  4. How To: Clean A Diamond Ring Step 44Rinse 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.