DIY All-Natural Ring Cleaning Recipe with Clean Origin

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Williamsburg, Virginia

If you have a shimmer on your left hand, then it’s likely that shimmer will need a shine every so often as the decades move along! Inspired by eco-centric weddings, we are sharing how to keep that sparkle fresh with our latest DIY project tutorial created in partnership with our friends at Clean Origin, a wedding jewelry company committed to exceptionally gorgeous lab-created diamonds that are not only ethically-sourced, but totally customized to your style and preference. Whether your diamond engagement or wedding ring is vintage-inspired or contemporary chic, every ring deserves a little spa day, and we have the recipe just for you!

All natural DIY diamond ring cleaning dip recipe for wedding couples
How to make an easy DIY cleaning recipe for your wedding rings

How to Clean Your Diamond Engagement Ring


Difficulty Level: Easy
Color Inspiration: Pink, silver, and white


INGREDIENTS FOR RING CLEANER RECIPE
• 1 cup hot water
• 1 tablespoon dish soap
• 1 tablespoon baking soda
• 1 tablespoon salt
• 1 bowl-sized piece of aluminum foil

PROJECT MATERIALS
• Your engagement or wedding ring (especially a lab-created diamond one from Clean Origin!)
Glass bowl
Whisk
Soft-bristled toothbrush
• Patch of 100% cotton flannel
Velvet ring box

WHY WE WENT ECO-FRIENDLY WITH THIS DIY
While you can substitute as you see fit, all the ingredients and materials you see in our tutorial are earth-loving! Inspired by Clean Origin’s dedication to eco-friendly lab grown diamonds all thanks to their professionally certified lab creation, we’ve sourced our own supplies accordingly. From eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes to plant-based dish soap to recycled aluminum foil, it’s basically a perfect marriage.

Ingredients for making an all natural cleaning recipe DIY for diamond engagement rings

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Line your glass bowl with aluminum foil.

Nerdy Science Fun Fact: Why aluminum foil? It’s actually a chemistry thing! While most commonly used for silver jewelry cleaning, the metal compound naturally reacts to the aluminum foil, the salt, and the baking soda once it touches. Without getting into wordy equations, those three react together to help get rid of tarnish. Most people also use this method with silverware and other tarnished serving pieces. Pretty cool, huh?


Ethically sourced and lab created diamond engagement ring from Clean Origin
How to safely clean your diamond engagement or wedding ring

2. Place your measured out salt and baking soda in the foil-lined bowl.

3. In a separate glass bowl or glass measuring cup, heat up your water in the microwave for 3 minutes. If you don't use a microwave, heat up your water until near boiling in a saucepan on the stove.

How to clean your diamond ring with ingredients from your kitchen

4. Pour hot water and dish soap into your foil-lined bowl and stir until all ingredients are completely dissolved.

Lab grown diamond ring from Clean Origin and easy DIY recipe to keep your engagement ring clean

5. Drop your engagement ring into the bottom of the bowl and let it soak for 10 minutes.

Helpful Tip: The best part of a cleaning dip (versus a polish cloth) for your ring is that it safely and naturally gets into the all of the nooks and crannies of your sparklies no matter how intricately designed your ring is. The various setting options and custom designs you can create with Clean Origin is just one thing we super love about the company. And when it comes time to clean your lab-created diamond beauty, then you know it'll always look like new with some TLC over the decades to come!


Clean your diamond engagement wedding ring with eco friendly ingredients and materials

6. Once your ring has soaked, use your soft-bristled toothbrush and gently scrub the ring for thorough cleaning. Rinse under cool water.

7. Use your flannel cloth to dry and polish.

Easy way to thoroughly clean your engagement ring
Gorgeous lab grown diamond ring from Clean Origin

8. Enjoy your fresh sparklies!


Simply classic ethically sourced diamond solitaire ring with band diamonds from Clean Origin

Wedding Ring Care Tips and Tricks


Now that you have the perfect cleaning recipe for your wedding or engagement ring, what else can you do to help protect and care for your ring?

Diamonds are rock solid, but still need protection. Lab-created diamonds from Clean Origin are tough cookies, but even then you’ll still want to limit the hits it might get from daily use. If you work a lot with your hands, it might be best to leave your diamond ring at home during work hours.

Elegant and eco friendly diamond engagement ring that is ethically sourced and more cost efficient

Have dedicated ring storage. Tuck your ring into a jewelry case, ring box, or other protected place when your fingers aren’t being adorned with your pretties. When you have a dedicated spot for your jewelry, the likelihood of its being lost decreases. Some people prefer not to sleep with their rings on and some prefer not to wear them while traveling, so have the peace of mind it’s snuggled safely in the location you put it.

Beautiful ethically sourced diamond engagement ring in a sweet pink velvet ring box for timeless wedding

Check your prongs, setting, and stone(s) regularly. Life happens, even to the highest quality of rings, so keeping an eye out for any differences that your ring may have over the years is important. Most all jewelers have a warranty of some sort, so know this before buying. Clean Origin actually has a lifetime manufacturer's warranty that stands behind its lab-grown diamonds, and even if a repair falls under non-manufacturer damage, they still are the go-to for making sure your ring will be in tiptop shape after their specialists perfect it once more.

How to keep your diamond engagement ring looking new and sparkly

If your ring is 14k white gold, have extra care. Over time and long wear, white gold will eventually show its yellow undertones. (Our editor-in-chief's engagement ring is now 12 years old, and the band definitely has some subtle golden hues!) As likely informed when you purchased your ring, a professional jeweler can have it rhodium-plated for a new fresh silvery look.

Ethically sourced and conflict free diamond engagement ring perfect for the socially conscious bride or groom


TUTORIAL CREDITS
Photography, Tutorial, and Styling: Chelsea LaVere | Ethically-Sourced Diamond Ring: Clean Origin | Velvet Ring Box: Your Heart's Content via Etsy


Many thanks to Clean Origin for partnering with Tidewater and Tulle for this DIY tutorial feature! And while the disclaimer is that we were compensated to write and design this, the words and our loyal love for the Clean Origin brand are all our own. Some of the above product links are affiliate-linked and purchasing through these links helps support our wonderful sponsors and Tidewater and Tulle! You can find our full affiliate disclosure policy here on Tidewater and Tulle.

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