How to Properly Clean a Diamond Ring in 3 Simple Steps

We all want our beautiful, sparkling diamond rings to stay shiny and new. But over time, buildup from dirt, oil, and sweat on our fingers can make it look lifeless and dull. Professional cleanings at a jeweler are always an option, but we were curious to see if one can bring back that lusted-after sparkle at home. So, we tapped McKenzie Santimer, a museum exhibit designer at the Gemological Institute of America, to learn the proper steps one should take (and the things to avoid) when cleaning the diamond ring yourself.

Much to our surprise, properly cleaning the ring is simple and only requires three steps—yes, three.

Other tips she shared for maintaining your ring's sparkle? Avoid touching the diamond, as it loves to hold onto oils and lotions, and clean it once or twice a week to ensure maximum shininess. Simple and easy, right? Now that you know how to clean a diamond ring to keep it glistening, why not shop a few more for to add to your jewelry collection? Read on to shop 30 diamond beautiful rings, all under $1000.