Cleaning Diamonds at Home

Can you use white vinegar to clean diamonds?

By Rick A.

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June 20, 20110 found this helpful

You can! I just tried it with my diamond ring and it works great. 1/2 warm water and 1/2 white vinegar mixed. It doesn't take much! Let your diamond sit in the solution for about 15 minutes then brush with a soft toothbrush, dip back into solution, brush again - rinse with water and dry with a soft cloth. Sparkles!

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June 20, 20110 found this helpful

For additional sparkle, dip the diamond in Alcohol and let air dry.

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June 21, 20110 found this helpful

Baking soda also gives them a nice shine. It is a nonabrasive, so doesn't hurt or scratch!

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June 21, 20110 found this helpful

Ammonia works well too.

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June 21, 20110 found this helpful

What worked for me was regular dish soap. It made my diiamond sparkle. Or toothpaste just rinse well,

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June 21, 20110 found this helpful

I was told by a jeweler at least 25 years ago to clean diamonds with amonia. Never pearls or turquoise. Been doing it ever since and never damaged a stone.

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June 21, 20110 found this helpful

Diamonds are as hard as gems get, so vinegar or soap and water work just fine on loose stones. What you have to be careful with is the metal on the ring. Best thing is to go to Walmart or your favorite jeweler and get the proper jewelry cleaner (for either silver or gold, one or the other, not both) that will clean the stones and the metal part of your rings.

Vinegar is an acid and can pit metal. Toothpaste is an abrasive and will scratch metal. Golly, you want to be careful, not cheap, when cleaning beautiful jewelry.

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