I can never seem to get my engagement ring clean–no matter how much I soak it in cleaner and scrub it with a brush, it just doesn’t…well…smell right. I think anyone with a channel setting has this issue, since the little stones collect oil and grime in a way a solid band wouldn’t. Recently I met a Dutch woman who told me that the best way to clean them is to put them in a pan (not a non-stick pan), and heat it up. When it seems hot enough (I guess I waited about a minute from turning on the stove to turning it off), you pull the ring out, and spray it with Windex. My ring looked (and smelled) like new. Now I’m not sure how this translates to all different stones, because some could be affected by heat, so ask a jeweler or do some googling before you try it on something besides a diamond. And if you have some other suggestions for us, let us know.
- Cleaning Suggestions