11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute (depends on rings!)

December is my favorite and memorable month of all month a year, especially it is one year wedding anniversary that we get to celebrate! Out of all heirloom gifts that I got from my bridal shower, today I want to share with you the heirloom engagement ring that I received when my husband proposed me last year in April.

11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute

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There is nothing that makes me cringe more than when my heirloom wedding ring has lost its luster and no longer shine. There are lots of great ways to clean your heirloom rings with a very simple technique using products you already have at home (yes, even in our small tiny kitchen, too!)

 

1.Baking Soda

11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute

Clean your rings naturally, without harsh chemicals using baking soda. Use one cup of hot water with 1-2 teaspoon baking soda. Let your ring sit for a few minutes and rinse.



 

2.Vinegar

11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute

Vinegar is something that you want to use when you have gold or gemstone on your ring. Simply drop the ring into a jar of vinegar and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and scrub with a soft toothbrush.

 

3.Toothpaste

11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute

Toothpaste can be used on pretty much anything in your jewelry collection box! But no to pearls! Place a bit of paste on an old toothbrush and gently scrub away at your dull pieces of silver, gold or gemstone. Dip a clean cloth in warm water and completely wipe away the toothpaste.



 

4.Windex

11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute

Windex removes the day to day dirt that build up and the element hydrogen peroxide will kill any bacteria on the ring. After soaking your engagement ring in the solution about 10-15 minutes, gently scrub your ring with a soft toothbrush to remove residue. Rinse well with lukewarm water and let it dry.

 

5.Ketchup

11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute

Simple soak the ring in a bowl of ketchup and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Don’t let it sit more than 10 minutes because the acid from the tomatoes and vinegar can damage your ring. Remove the ring and use an old toothbrush to gently scrub the ketchup paste around the ring and rinse it off with warm water. Dry it off!



 

6.Beer

11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute

I’m a huge fan of craft beer and I can donate little splash of drops to clean up my heirloom wedding ring to clean occasionally. Splash little drops of any beer (except dark ale) on a clean cloth and gently rub. Make sure to use this method only to the solid gold or gold plated without any gemstones only.

 

7.Vodka

11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute

This method is only if your ring has lots of hard stones like diamonds or crystal rhinestones. Simply pour drops of vodka on a clean cloth and wipe the ring gently.



 

8.Seltzer

11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute

Seltzer water (or club soda) is something to make the gemstone more shiny and looks new. Soak the ring in a glass of bubbly water overnight and next day just wipe them gently and dry it out.

 

9.Dish Soap

11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute

Best way to clean your ring is to make a solution with almost hot warm water and dishwashing soap. Soak your ring for about 20 to 40 minutes, gently brush the stone with a very soft toothbrush, and then rinse under warm running water.

 

10.Mineral Water + Lemon Oil

11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute 11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute

Combine warm a cup of mineral water with 4 drops of lemon oil. Place ring in the mixture and let it soak of a few minutes and no need to leave it for long. Add dish soap to liquid mixture and scrub your ring with a soft clean toothbrush gently. Rinse your ring in warm water and pat dry with clean towel.



 

11.Shampoo

11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute

If you have favorite shampoo that you want to use this is perfect clean method for you to try! Simply mix lukewarm water with pour splash of little shampoo and soak the ring for about 15 minutes. Remove is and use a soft toothbrush to gently rub the dirt from your ring. Rinse in cool water and pat dry on a clean towel.

 

Why Your Heirloom Ring Need To Be Cleaned Regularly

 

If you wash your hands and don’t dry your hand well enough, this can cause getting dry skin patches under your ring and can trap bacteria that will lead to skin irritations.

 

Above lists are best ring cleaning hacks that you can easily try at home and no need to spend money on new gadget or run to the jewelry store to get cleaned.

 


When in doubt, call your favorite jeweler and ask them what’s safe to soak. If you follow these simple instructions on a monthly or even weekly basis throughout the year your jewelry will always look great and you’ll enjoy wearing it all the more.

 

How do you clean your engagement ring?

Share your secret clean hacks with us!

XOXO

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34 thoughts on “11 Wedding Heirloom Ring Clean Hacks In Just A Minute (depends on rings!)

  1. I don’t have an heirloom ring but definitely need to clean it! I had no idea ketchup worked! I am going to try these out, nine has lots of lotion on it 🙂

  2. i use a combination of lemon juice and baking soda to clean all my silver jewelry! i didnt know all the different options to clean rings, i dont have an engagement ring but im sure i can use this fot other rings

  3. It’s funny that I am reading this post today. My mother just gave me a couple different rings that her mother gave her. They need to be cleaned but I don’t want to ruin them.

  4. I’m so surprised about some of these….ketchup, really? LOL! I haven’t actually properly cleaned our rings and it’s been more than a decade. Need to try some of these hacks.

  5. These are all great and inexpensive ideas to use to clean my wedding band. I’ve been wanting to do this since I’ve worn the band for a few years now and its time to clean my ring. Thank you for sharing!

  6. I’ve noticed DISH SOAP as an AMAZINGGGGGG ring cleaner!! Never heard ketchup but I am soooo going to try it! Although I love eating ketchup, not sure if I want to waste it on a ring, LOL!

  7. I have been familiar with almost most of the techniques and products, but Ketchup?? seriously? does it work? It’s so new to me, but I will definitely try by myself. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow I never knew there were so many ways to safely clean rings! I figured apple vinegar though, so many benefits with that, it’s amazing!
    I’ll keep these in mind for my rings ; )

  9. Happy Belated Anniversary. This is great info. I know Toothpaste works great. I need to keep note of the other things you mentioned in the post.

  10. I don’t have any heirloom rings that need cleaning, but I do have some of my own that could do with a little TLC. I’ll definitely be trying out these hacks. Thank you 🙂

    Louise x

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