How to Care for a Moissanite Ring

Keep your Moissanite ring as sparkly as the day you got it.

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Hairspray? Check. Hand lotion? Check. Body spray? Check. Residue from all your favorite products on your flashy moissanite ring? Yuck! Don't let your diamond-like moissanite ring loose its sparkle while you doll yourself up. In a few minutes you can bring the ring's appearance back to a fiery brilliance and be on your way. Routine cleaning with simple household products and storing the ring in an organized jewelry box will help the ring maintain its luster.

1.

For a quick ring cleaning while your curling iron heats up, grab a few supplies from the bathroom or kitchen. Fill a drinking glass up halfway with warm water. Add a squirt or two of hand soap or mild dish detergent. Avoid antibacterial soaps. The chemical composition can damage moissanite.

2.

Allow the ring to soak for a few minutes. This is a good time to start styling your hair, putting on a last touch of make-up or putting on the rest of your jewelry for the day. Give the glass a swirl once every minute or so, to help loosen dirt from the ring.

3.

After five minutes, remove the ring from the glass. Rinse it under clear, warm water. Use a lint-free soft cloth--like the kind used to wipe away fingerprints from eyeglasses or a camera lens--to dry the moissanite ring.

4.

Buff that ring back to a fabulous shine with a dry edge of the lint-free cloth. Gently rub all parts including the metal band, the moissanite stone and any accompanying rhinestones. For extra sparkle, gentle dab a cotton swab soaked in ethyl alcohol onto the moissanite. The fast drying chemical will evaporate quickly.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Jewelry box

3.Hand soap or dish detergent

5.Cotton swab

7.Dental water pick

2.Drinking glass

4.Lint-free cloth

6.Ethyl alcohol

 

Tips & Tricks

 

Put your electric dental water pick to good use. If your moissanite ring has deeply imbedded dirt--think clumps of cookie dough from baking or top soil from working in the garden--turn on the water pick and aim it at the stone. The force of the water will dislodge the dirt, but not scratch the ring.

Going to a pool party? Leave your jewelry at home. Never wear the moissanite ring in a swimming pool or while hand washing garments in chlorine bleach. Chlorine can pit moissanite, ruining your ring.

Moissanite rings can scratch. Moissanite rates just below diamonds on the Mohs hardness scale.

 

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