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I've taken to cleaning my diamond ring with windex. It seems to do the job. I now have a lovely 1.15 carat sapphire, with two VS1 diamond baguettes (tcw .26) on either side of it. How do I clean this ring? Is the sapphire safe in windex?

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Hi Song,

I can save you some money.....

First, the Windex has ammonia, which is the best for cleaning diamonds. But save yourself the cost and buy some regular household Parson's Sudsy Ammonia. Take about half ammonia and half water and you have the same ingredient as the most expensive store bought jewelry cleaner. If you like you can add a little red food coloring and viola" you have the same cleaner sold in the stores for about $10.00 per bottle....for less than US$2.00.

And yes, it is safe with sapphires. You just do not want to use it with porous gemstones such as malachite, lapis lazuli, emeralds, opals, etc.....

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since we're on the subject of cleaning
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I always use an old fashioned polishing cloth with the nice messy rouge cloth inside the chamois "shiner-upper"

Are there faceted stones out there that I should NOT use this with? I don't mean obscure ones; but I recently have been on a kind of "accumulation spree" so have picked up some tanzanites....some aquamarine...blue zircon...and a couple others I can't remember at the moment. Oh and what about my old alexandrite? I always assumed that if it was stone enough for a ring then it was strong enough for the Red Menace

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Tigerlilly,

Your rouge cloth should not be a problem for any of the gemstones you encounter...other than possibly leaving rouge residue on the stones.

That cloth is not the best for jewelry cleaning, but it is better than a lot of things people use.

For your basic mainstream type gemstone you should not have a problem

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Thank you YG
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it isn't something I do like once a week or anything...but it does work on getting the daily use (or abuse) scratches out of my gold pretty well. It was something I had been meaning to ask; and the sapphire question reminded me of it.

I don't even know how I got started on it; it seems like I have always used one... but I have a feeling it was from my grandparents who were antique dealers.They were always polishing some candleabrum or watch case or or or . . .

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I've had my ring steamed, ultrasonic'd, and soaked in jewelry cleaner. NOTHING works. The bottom of the crown that holds the center stone is closed, and there is no way to get in there to scrub the bottom of the centerstone. So my VVS2 looks like an I1 all the time.

I finally got a good shot of my rings on my hand though...

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DA, I know you posted in another thread once of all the things you had tried.....but did you try the "grandma way"?

Put your rings in a glass with efferdent...... see if that works.. It may be worth a shot anyway

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