October 12, 2018
Y’all my wedding is just over three weeks away, and some last minute things keep popping up! One of those things is getting my engagement ring cleaned. As a photographer I know the importance of a clean ring. A clean ring sparkles in photos, is easier to focus on, and just overall looks nicer. A dirty ring can look dull and be harder to focus on. Knowing this begged the question “well how do you clean your ring?”
A quick Pinterest search of “How to clean your ring?” popped up with literally dozens of suggestions. Some people suggested using coke, others toothpaste, and others still just using dish soap. I decided, for science, to try a few ways out and let you know which one I thought worked best. In my research I learned that you’re actually supposed to clean your ring once a week. Apparently, the oils from your hands build up on your ring and can tarnish the metal. Plus if you think about it they build up residue from hand washing, lotion wearing, and just everyday life. So, I tried a new way to clean my ring every week for three weeks.
But first I went to the jewelry store. I figure the DIY options could only have a fair shot if it started really clean. Plus I wanted to find out what NOT to use. My jeweler said not to use any abrasive products such as toothpaste or baking soda because they could scratch the metal. And chemical such as bleach or acetone can break down the base components of your metals. Ouch. Here are my suggestions for how to clean your ring at home:
P.S. How many of y’all really want to see my ring now??