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    Cleaning a diamond ring with toothpaste?

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    Has anyone tried cleaning a diamond ring with toothpaste? My dad swears by it, I've seen it on Pinterest and I think I want to try it, since my ring is looking a little dull nowadays.

    Or does anyone have any other random household things that you use for other things?




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    Clear dish washing soap. I usually put it in a small Tupperware container with a bit of hot water, let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub with a toothbrush, rinse, air dry.
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    Water with a drop of dish soap and a bit of baking soda. Don't use on opals or pearls, but gold and diamonds are fine.

    I bought a store brand cleaner with a dipping tray and little brush, and I just keep refilling it with my own mixture.
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    That's awesome! I didn't know dish soap worked as well!!
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    I would avoid toothpaste if it is set in platnium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.VinoVet View Post
    I would avoid toothpaste if it is set in platnium.
    Why is that?
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    Why is that?
    Very delicate element when it comes to chemical erosion. You should never swim in platnium (chlorinated), wash with it with bleach or harsh chemicals or anything chemically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.VinoVet View Post
    Very delicate element when it comes to chemical erosion. You should never swim in platnium (chlorinated), wash with it with bleach or harsh chemicals or anything chemically.
    I see! That's definitely good to know!
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    My rings are platinum/diamond. The jewelry store told me they use hot ammonia in a pressure washer to clean jewelry, so I can get a similar effect at home by microwaving windex and then using a toothbrush. I've used Windex, as they suggested, but haven't heated it. Microwaving windex just sounds bad to me.

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