One of the things you want to do is to keep your beautiful diamond ring shining and looking brilliant by cleaning it often. If you wear the ring daily, it’s normal to collect dirt from body oils, soap, hand creams, and other external sources. This dirt can cloud your precious diamond ring with unwanted dirt and blur its shiny look. You might be wondering whether it’s possible to clean your diamond ring with toothpaste. Here is what you should know about cleaning a diamond ring with toothpaste;
Toothpaste can be Corrosive
It’s a common myth that toothpaste can be used to clean jewelry. However, toothpaste can easily damage your diamond ring and gemstones. Diamond might be hard and strong, but this doesn’t mean it has to be cleaned using toothpaste. The chemicals in the flavor used to make toothpaste are corrosive to metals. While the effects of using toothpaste to clean your diamond ring may not be seen immediately, surface abrasions will start to appear with continued use. Thus, toothpaste may do more damage than good to your precious diamond ring.
Ways to Clean Your Ring at Home
If you thought about using toothpaste to clean your diamond ring, it’s probably because you intend to clean the ring at home. Instead of using toothpaste that can harm your ring, dishwashing soap can do a better job. A simple plan to keep your diamond ring shiny and clean is to soak it in a few drops of mild dish soap. After soaking for a while, use a soft and clean toothbrush to remove the dirt. This will keep the ring glittering always with no scratches.
You can also use any other non-abrasive and chemical free solution. It is important to do your research when purchasing a cleaning solution. If there are chemicals in the solution, your diamond ring might be discolored. You may consider Sparkle Bright because it’s a good cleaning solution for diamond rings.
Professional Jewelry Cleaning
Instead of worrying about the safest way to clean your ring, you can have it cleaned professionally. You’ll need to have someone with experience handling the cleaning task with care and professionalism.
Your professional Jeweler has access to ultrasonic cleaners. Ultrasonic jewelry cleaners usually work by sending vibrations through the cleaning solution and water to remove dirt. High-pressure steam blasts are another way your jeweler might decide to clean your ring to remove dirt and debris safely.
At South Shore Diamond Exchange, we help you find a diamond ring that looks good on you and guide you to enjoying its sparkle for years to come.