Diamonds are a girl’s best friend until they get dirty. Dirty, dingy diamonds not only look icky but can also cause irritation. Gross, I know…
A year after my husband & I got married my diamonds started giving me a strange rash. Anytime that I would use a lot of lotion, wash my hands frequently, etc… After some research I figured out that it was a mix between never taking my rings off and build up from products irritating my sensitive skin. I set out to find the perfect way to clean my rings and remove all the build up that was irritating my skin.
My first stop was to try the cleaning solutions you purchase in store. They made my ring sparkle but I could still see my diamonds were “foggy” when I looked at the underside of my channel set band. I moved on to DIY solutions that I found on *gasps!* Pinterest.
After a few concoctions involving everything from baking soda, vinegar, boiling water and in-between, I was removing my contacts at night and it dawned on me… I put my contacts in peroxide solution so the bubbles clean them! What would happen if I used peroxide on my rings? A little Google searching assured me that my rings shouldn’t turn weird colors. I decided to give my little experiment a try. Years later I still stand by this method of cleaning my rings! I haven’t had any irritation on my finger since I started to use this method and my rings are so shiny and sparkly.
So, let’s dive into the process! It’s so simple that a toddler could do it. I don’t advise that though since, well, peroxide.
Step 1: Gather your supplies. The list is comprised of items you most likely have in your house. A shot glass, peroxide and toothpicks.
Step 2: Fill shot glass with peroxide.
Step 3: Put rings on toothpicks and lay across top of shot glass.
Step 4: Watch & wait. Be prepared that you most likely will see some rather gross chunks coming out of the depths of your rings. Don’t fret. After an hour if you’re still seeing some gunk be sure to shake your rings a little. It will help some of the loose gunk float to the top.
Step 5: Rinse.
A few note worthy of mentioning. I’ve done this with my rings for years and never had any adverse reaction but, like all things on the internet, proceed with caution. I’m not responsible if your ring does something funky. I’ve only tested this on my white gold and diamond rings. And finally, I do this every couple weeks to month. You’ll be amazed at all the build up you acquire in just a month!