September is here and you know what that means?! Happy Wedding Month! My husband and I got married on Saturday, September 21, 2019 and it was such a beautiful day. Our first anniversary is creeping up and we can’t wait to celebrate.
Seeing as I will be sharing wedding related blog posts for this month, I figurer this easy way to clean your rings is a great start. Easy you might ask? Yes, easy.
First and foremost, I clean my rings pretty regularly. If not every week than definitely every other. I ensure my rings stay as clean as possible and clean them often. Along with that schedule of cleaning, before any event we attend, I clean them before those, too. This isn’t limited to just cleaning rings – it can be done with all your jewellery. When I clean my rings, I typically do my necklace and bracelet as well.
With all of us using hand sanitizer like hand cream these days, our diamonds can get a little foggy.
What You’ll Need
- Mug or bowl
- Kettle with boiling water
- Dawn dish soap – I use this one
- A new toothbrush
- Small cloth
- Jewellery pieces
Prep What You Need
I start with boiling water in the kettle. While that’s doing its thing, I gather my other pieces.
Next, I grab a mug (I typically reach for my Wifey one because, well, why not), and then place everything I’d like to clean inside.
Once everything is in the mug, I pour a few drops of Dawn dish soap on top of the pieces.
By that point, the kettle is finished so I grab my toothbrush and cloth and place it beside the mug. A tip for this, is to keep the toothbrush in your utensil drawer! I keep mine there with the straws for easy access. It’s convenient to have there so that it’s an easy grab if you’re always cleaning your rings.
After the water has come to a boil, pour it into the mug filling it 3/4 of the way. You don’t need to completely fill it but as long as there’s enough water to cover what you’re cleaning, you’re good to go!
Now, as the soap and water do its thing, I typically finish getting ready or do whatever it was I was doing before. I like to let the rings sit for at least half an hour or right up until we leave. Dawn is so gentle and really helps get all the dirt out that gets stuck in-between the diamonds from everyday wear. Another tip is to always, always tell your partner you’re cleaning your rings. You don’t want them to dump the water in the sink to put the mug in the dishwasher and have your rings fall out. This has never happened to me but I keep my mug beside the kettle instead of the sink while its soaking and always tell my husband I’m doing this so he’s aware my rings are in there.
Now, there are definitely cleaning solutions you can buy that might be a faster process and not as much “work”. However, I can’t be bothered to remember buying another product when I always have Dawn ready to use.
How to Clean Your Rings
Once some time has passed and you’re ready to clean them, work with one piece at a time. You’ll see a difference with them just being in the soapy water after a few minutes and you can even opt out of the scrubbing. When time permits, I scrub with the brush. Taking one ring out of the water at a time, I wet the toothbrush with the same soapy water and gently scrub the ring going in all different directions. I do this for about a minute or so and then rinse under warm water. After you’ve finished, place the ring on the cloth to air dry. Repeat for your other pieces. It sounds like a process with lots of steps but I assure you, its super quick and easy.
And that’s it! Toss the water, put the mug in the dishwasher, and rinse out your toothbrush for next time!
Do you have a way of cleaning your rings and other jewelry? Let me know if you try my process and how you like it!
And in case you’re looking for wedding content and can’t wait until next week, check out my post here on what I loved about planning our wedding!