* jewelry cleaner—I got mine at a bridal show, but I’m pretty sure your jeweler should have given you at least a small bottle when your fiancé purchased your ring (at least, mine did!)
* electric toothbrush—note of common sense: make sure you use a clean brush head (duh). I keep a separate electric toothbrush just for this purpose.
* dish soap
* small dish for soaking
* your ring!
* and a soft cloth (not shown)
Step 1: Pour a little jewelry cleaner into your soaking dish.
Step 2: Let your ring soak for five minutes…no more, no less. Five minutes, people—go file your nails or something while you wait!
Step 3: Rinse. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE SINK STOPPED IN CASE YOU DROP YOUR RING. We don’t want any horror stories of sparkly diamonds going down the drain!
Step 4: Place a little dish soap in the palm of your hand.
Step 5: Using your electric toothbrush and said dish soap, shine that ring right up.
Step 6: Rinse again, and dry with a soft cloth.
Step 7: Admire how much your diamonds look like new again!
I usually do this routine once a week, and definitely before any special events (dinners out, etc.).
What are your tips for keeping your ring shiny and new?