How to Clean a Moissanite Engagement Ring
First of all, congratulations on your engagement! Your Crushed Ice Moissanite ring is a beautiful symbol of your love and commitment, and an incredible ethical choice of gemstone. Whether you just received your dream ring or have had it for sometime and have noticed that the clarity of the crushed ice is not the same as it was, you may be wondering how to properly and safely clean your ring. With only a few household items required and just a little bit of care, this article will cover the most efficient ways to clean your brilliant cut stone in order to keep your ring sparkling like new and beautiful for years to come!
Cleaning Your Crushed Ice Moissanite Ring at Home
The most cost effective way to clean your engagement is by cleaning it yourself. This process is relatively simple yet effective, and only requires common household items. If you are going to clean your Moissanite gemstone yourself, the first step is to gather all of the materials you will need: mild dish soap, a soft toothbrush, a cup of warm water and a bowl or plate. The first step is to mix the dish soap and warm water together in the bowl or plate. Submerge your ring in the soapy water and allow it to soak for 5-10 minutes. After it has soaked, take the ring out of the water and use the toothbrush to gently scrub away any dirt or grime. It is important to remember that if you have a crushed ice oval moissanite, or an engagement ring with well defined facets, that you take the time to clean all of the edges and around the facets. Many people who have a brilliant cut oval diamond forget that it is extremely important to clean the underside of the gemstone, and the same goes for those with well defined facets. If you take more time to carefully clean these overlooked areas, the crushed ice look of your ring will truly shine through.
Once you have scrubbed your ring clean, rinse the ring in clean water and dry it with a soft, lint-free cloth. It is important to choose a lint-free cloth, as the alternative may scratch and damage your ring. This is a gentle, yet effective way to clean your engagement ring, and will ensure the crushed ice appearance of your ring is still as beautiful as the day you got it.
If your Crushed Ice Moissanite ring is especially dirty, you may need to repeat this process a few times to ensure that the build up and grime is well and truly gone. It is also a good idea to soak your ring in the soapy water overnight once every month or so. This will help remove any build-up that might not be visible to the naked eye, but can dull the sparkle of your ring over time.
Tips if Cleaning Your Moissanite Jewelry Yourself:
- Avoid harsh chemicals and cleaners, as they can damage the ring's finish.
- Use a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe away dirt and fingerprints.
- If you are cleaning or soaking your ring in the sink, ensure the sink stopper is secured properly and tightly.
Cleaning Your Crushed Ice Moissanite Ring Professionally
Moissanite engagement rings are a popular choice for many couples, but as mentioned above require special care to keep them looking their best. As Moissanite is a hard stone but also very porous, this means that it can easily become stained or tarnished if it is not cleaned on a regular basis. It is recommended to have your Crushed Ice Moissanite engagement ring professionally cleaned once every 6 months to a year, ideally as a supplement to the more frequent at home cleanings. Professional jewelers have the expertise and equipment necessary to clean Moissanite engagement rings quickly and easily, as they have access to special cleaning solutions and tools that will safely and effectively clean your ring without damaging it. In addition to cleaning your engagement ring, professional jewelers are also trained to look for any damage (including loose or chipped stones or damage to the setting) that may not be immediately apparent. This element is extremely important especially if your ring is still under warranty, as this will highlight any damages and will prolong the life of the gemstone and the overall ring. Ultimately, ensuring that your crushed ice Moissanite engagement ring is cared for by a professional ensures that your ring will continue to look beautiful for many years to come.Is it Possible to Over Clean and Damage a Crushed Ice Moissanaite Engagement Ring?
A common question asked by many is whether or not it is possible to over clean their engagement rings or wedding bands resulting in damage to these special pieces of jewellery. The answer: no! If you are cleaning your gemstones, engagement rings or wedding bands with simply warm water and mild dish soap, it is not possible to over clean your jewelry. However, if you are cleaning your rings and jewelry frequently with harsh chemicals, this can lead to numerous problems with your special pieces of jewelry. Frequently cleaning your engagement rings with harsh chemicals and products can impact the overall quality, brilliance, and the facets/settings of your gemstones and ring resulting in irreversible damage.
Overall, crushed ice Moissanite engagement rings are beautiful, durable pieces of jewelry. As an engagement ring is the most important piece of jewelry you will own, you will want to ensure that you are taking the best possible care of it. This doesn't have to be an expensive or daunting task; with a little bit of care and maintenance, your ring will remain shiny and sparkling for years to come! By following our recommended simple tips outlined above, you can keep your Crushed Ice Moissanite engagement ring looking as beautiful as the day you said "yes!" If you have any questions regarding cleaning your rings at home or are looking for more information about professional cleanings, please contact us today and we will be happy to help!