This post is sponsored by HomeRight, all thoughts, words, and opinions are my own.
If you guys are anything like me, you’re spending this winter washing your hands every chance you get (Holy Flu, Batman!) and then following up with lotion since your hands are so dried out as a result! I took of my rings the other day and couldn’t believe how dirty they were! Rather than take them into the jeweler to get professionally cleaned, I made my own homemade jewelry cleaner and it cleaned them beautifully. So I thought I’d share with you how to clean a diamond ring at home with just a few simple household items! And of course, I used my FAVORITE tool to completely sanitize my ring and make it 99% germ free!
The recipe for this Homemade Jewelry Cleaner is simple:
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Dawn
1 cup hot water
Old toothbrush, towel, and bowl
You’ll start by warming up one cup of water until it’s very hot.
In a separate bowl, line the bowl with aluminum foil and add your baking soda, salt, and Dawn soap. Then pour your water over top and mix well.
Drop your rings in and let them sit for 30 minutes.
After they have soaked for 30 minutes, you’ll want to pull them out and gently use your old toothbrush to scrub at them. I scrub behind the back of the diamonds mostly to get out any loosened up dirt after the soak.
After I scrub, I warm up my HomeRight Steam Machine and I steam clean my ring. I use an oven mitt and I hold the rings while I steam clean them for about 5 seconds, take break and switch sides, then go again. It helps brush off any remaining loose dirt, as well as kill any germs not the ring.
The oven mitt protects my fingers from the heat, but DOES get wet from the steam, so be sure to drop it in the washer after (plus, it’s a good opportunity for me to remember to wash them).
The whole process is SO simple and your rings will sparkle and shine after you’re done! NO trip to the jeweler needed!
great job! You can also do this with your stainless steel silverware. It comes out super clean. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for this tip to help us kill germs. I also like to buy nail brushes and have one at every sink. When I wash my hands, I also scrub well under my fingernails. I wash the nail brushes in the dishwasher 3 times a week. We were taught in college food safety class to remove rings and watch before cooking, & to wear disposable gloves when handling food, especially raw meat. To protect your hands and cuticles with all the hand washing, order a jar of lanolin and some shea butter from Amazon. Melt these together and make a super hand & cuticle cream.
Do same thing using Polident tablets (for cleaning dentures). Great for jewelry-even the inexpensive stuff, stainless. Rinse with cool water and use a soft bristle toothbrush. Everything shines and sparkles.