Watching your diamond engagement 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, so read on to learn how to keep your diamond sparkling.
Why clean your diamond at home?
While you can always bring your diamond ring to one of our OM Gold & Diamond stores for a complimentary clean, it is good to know how to clean your diamond jewellery at home. Regular at-home cleaning keeps your engagement ring shining, sparkling, and in the best possible shape between professional cleanings.
Why do you need to clean your rings?
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, discoloration of the metals, and scratching of the stones.
What should I use to 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 diamond rings at home
- Soak your ring for about 20 – 40 minutes
- Gently brush the stone with a very soft toothbrush
- Rinse under warm running water,
- Dry with a soft cloth.
- Repeat if needed.
How often do I need to clean my engagement ring?
Try to clean your ring 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.
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.
Choose OM Gold & Diamonds for all 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.