Easy DIY Diamond Cleaning Tips Every Bride Should Know

Jewellery + Accessories // Rings // by The QB Team

Congratulations, brides-to-be! You’ve found the love of your life and the perfect diamond to seal the deal. Now, as you embark on this journey towards your happily ever after, it’s essential to keep that symbol of eternal love shining bright. But fret not, for maintaining your diamond’s sparkle doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With a few simple tricks and tips, you can easily clean your wedding diamond at home, ensuring it dazzles as brilliantly as the day you said “Yes!”

  1. Gather Your Supplies: Before you begin, gather the necessary supplies. You’ll need a small bowl, mild dish soap, a soft-bristled toothbrush, hot water, and a lint-free cloth. These items are readily available in most households, making this cleaning method convenient and budget-friendly.
  2. Prepare the Cleaning Solution: Fill the bowl with hot water and add a few drops of mild dish soap. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the diamond or its setting. The combination of hot water and dish soap is effective in removing dirt, oil, and grime without harming the diamond.
  3. Soak and Swirl: Place your diamond ring in the bowl of soapy water and let it soak for about 3 to 5 minutes. This allows the soap and hot water to penetrate and loosen any built-up residue on the diamond’s surface and within the setting. After soaking, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently dab the diamond (don’t scrub!), paying particular attention to the underside and crevices where dirt may hide.
  4. Rinse Thoroughly: Once you’ve finished scrubbing, rinse the diamond ring under warm running water to remove any remaining soap residue. Be sure to rinse it thoroughly to ensure that no soap is left behind, as this can dull the diamond’s brilliance.
  5. Dry and Buff: After rinsing, carefully pat the diamond ring dry with a clean, lint-free cloth. Avoid using paper towels or tissues, which can leave behind fibres or lint. Once dry, gently buff the diamond with the cloth to restore its natural shine and lustre.
  6. Optional: Professional Cleaning: While cleaning your diamond at home is effective for regular maintenance, consider scheduling professional cleanings periodically. Local jewellers, like Karl at Xennox Diamonds in Brisbane and Trevor and the team at Clayfield Jewellery offer professional cleaning services to give your diamond a deep and thorough cleanse. This is also an important step to regularly do as it gives your jeweller a chance to check your setting and diamond structure.

Thanks to Karl from Xennox Diamonds for this video.