Watching your clean diamond ring sparkle and dance in the light is mesmerising. From the moment you slip it onto your finger, its beauty has you enchanted. But what happens when the sparkle begins to disappear, and your ring loses its flashes of magical fire? Cleaning your engagement is the best way to keep its icy sparkle. Read on to learn how to keep your diamond sparkling.

Why do you need to clean your diamond rings?

While you can always bring your diamond ring to one of OM Gold & Diamond’s stores for a complimentary jewellery clean, it’s good to know how to clean it yourself. Regular at-home cleaning keeps your engagement ring shining, sparkling and in the best possible shape between professional cleanings.

Most people wear their diamond jewellery daily, which builds up layers of oil, dirt, and cosmetic residue on the gem’s surface. Dirty rings can be a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause skin irritation, discolouration of the metals, and scratching of the stones.

How often do I need to clean my ring?

It’s recommended to clean diamond jewellery once to twice a year at a minimum.

For rings worn every day, try to clean them weekly. We recommend bringing it in for a professional clean twice a year; that way, we can check the setting and the band to ensure everything is okay. Sometimes the prongs get caught and misaligned. Our experts can repair any issues before they become more significant problems.

If your ring is exposed to harsh chemicals, lotions, or worn frequently during activities that cause it to get dirty, you may need to clean it more often. Your jeweller may be able to provide specific care instructions for specific items at the time of purchase.

What do I need clean my diamond ring?

We recommend using simple dishwashing soap to clean your diamond jewellery as it is very effective. Grab a small bowl, some warm water, a soft-bristle toothbrush, and a gentle cotton cloth. Avoid harsh household cleaners, which can damage your diamond.

How to clean your engagement ring or wedding ring at home

  • Soak your ring for about 20-40 minutes in warm water
  • Gently brush the stone with a very soft toothbrush
  • Rinse under warm running water
  • Dry with a soft cloth
  • Repeat if needed

Where can I get my engagement ring professionally cleaned?

We recommend returning your ring to the place of purchase for professional cleaning. The jewellers will be familiar with the ring and how to care for it. Thankfully, if you purchased your ring from OM Jeweller’s, professional cleaning is complementary.

Choose OM Gold & Diamonds for your diamond jewellery in Perth

Known for our custom jewellery in Perth, we offer complimentary cleaning for all jewellery purchased at our stores. Our designers also create bespoke jewellery that Perth jewellery lovers adore — perfect for a unique engagement ring.

At OM Jewellers, our diamonds are between SI and VVS, colourless/near colourless in the D to H range, and ethically sourced. While we offer 0.40ct to 2ct diamonds, our specialists can source larger ones to suit bespoke needs.

Contact us today.