What to avoid when cleaning your diamond ring.
Only a ring that has been damaged by improper care is worse than one that has lost its brilliant shine. Bleach, chlorine, and acetone are all household cleaners that should never be used on diamond rings. Certain base metals in your ring can be broken down by these strong chemicals, Avoid using abrasive cleansers like toothpaste, powdered detergents, or baking soda as they can scratch metals easily, especially gold.
Never use ultrasonic jewelry cleaner at home
Ultrasonic jewelry cleaners provide a shiny finish by generating vibrations through the water and cleaning solution within minutes. With all this intense action, according to Mann, stones can loosen or even fall out of the machine. While a professional jeweler can check the stones for integrity and secure them on site, it is quite difficult to know if any of your pavé stones will come loose in the machine while you are using it at home - unless it falls all the way out of course, then you would have to go to the jeweler - hopefully with an insured ring.
Where can you have your ring professionally cleaned?
If you bought your ring from a local jewelry store, there is a high possibility that expert cleaning is included as a free lifetime service. It is better to have your ring cleaned where you bought it. This is because the jewelers will be the most experienced with your exact ring and its maintenance. You can also speak to other jewelers who offer maintenance service for jewelry if you are looking for a new place to clean your ring. It is important to look for someone who has experience caring for jewelry like yours in terms of materials, age (which is very crucial for antiques), and construction, as well as knowledge of the piece (ring) you own.