Although synthetic diamonds are the result of an artificial process, their physical properties match those of their natural counterparts. While some people feel more comfortable taking their ring to the jewelers to have it professionally cleaned, your synthetic ring can be cleaned in the comfort of your own home. Simply make sure that your ring doesn’t have any loose stones before you begin the cleaning process. If you’re unsure about the integrity of your stones or metal, then it’s best to take it in to be cleaned by a professional.
The Cleaning Process
When cleaning your ring, you want to take certain precautions so that it will not end up down the kitchen drain. In order to prepare yourself for the cleaning process, make sure that you have the following items available:
- Soft Bristle Brush
- Jewelry Cleaning Solution
- Flannel Cloth
- Water and Bowl
- Counter space
Make sure that you have all of your supplies gathered before you begin the process.
- Designate your jewelry cleaning area. Ensure that the space has adequate lighting and is clear of clutter. Choose a space that is away from any sink drains or small spaces where your ring could fall.
- Remove hair or fibers that are stuck in the prongs of the ring or setting with your tweezers.
- Use your bowl of warm water to soak your ring. This will remove any dirt. Using the running water from the faucet, rinse the ring in the warm water.
- Soak your ring in the cleaning solution for approximately five minutes. You can get quality jewelry cleaner at a superstore, or the local jewelry store.
- Scrub the synthetic diamond gently with the soft bristled brush using circular motions. By changing angles and directions of the brush, you should be able to reach in all of the crevices.
- Give your ring a final rinse using the warm water. Rinse until all of the cleaning solution is removed.
- You can polish your ring by drying it off with a clean flannel cloth. Continue to polish your stone until you see the luminosity that you want.
Things to Avoid
- Never use bleach or other abrasives when cleaning your synthetic ring. This will erode or discolor your synthetic stone, as well as the surrounding metal.
- Never use sharp objects to remove grime and dirt from your ring settings. Instead of using pins or needles, stick to the soft bristle brush and gently scrub the dirt from the hard to reach areas. Soaking the ring will help loosen the dirt so that it can be easily scrubbed or rinsed away.
- Never remove the synthetic stone from its setting during the cleaning process. If you need to have it looked at, make sure to take it to a professional.
If you are continuously wearing your synthetic ring, then you may want to consider cleaning it on a regular basis. This will ensure that your ring will look beautiful everywhere you go. As you wear your ring to perform your daily activities, the shine will be muted by lotions, soaps, and dirt. Cleaning your ring is simple. In a matter of minutes you will have a sparkling, gleaming ring that looks like new.
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