Clean a diamond ring using mild soap and water, ammonia or denture tablets. A soft toothbrush and lint-free cloth are also needed to properly clean a diamond ring. The cleaning process takes just a few minutes.
- Assemble your cleaning materials
To start cleaning diamond rings, gather mild dish soap, a soft toothbrush, a lint free cloth and warm water. For rings that need a little extra help, get ammonia or a denture tablet and a glass.
- Mix and scrub
Mix warm water and the dish soap together. Using the toothbrush, scrub the ring carefully. If needed, dip the ring into the soapy water. Gently clean the diamond, prongs and ring shaft.
- Rinse and dry the ring
Swish the ring in clean warm water. Rinse in a clean bowl, the sink with the drain plugged or in a strainer basket in the sink. Remove the ring, and pat it dry with the lint-free cloth. Air drying in a safe location is also an option.
- Soak the ring in ammonia
For grimier rings, mix equal parts of ammonia and cold water. Allow the ring to soak for 30 minutes. Rinse and dry carefully.
- Use an effervescent cleaner
Drop a denture tablet into a glass of water, then drop the ring carefully inside. The bubbles clean the tiny crevices and grooves of the diamond ring that soap and a toothbrush might leave behind. After a few minutes, remove, rinse and dry.