Sapphires are a popular and beautiful gemstone. When you invest your money in a piece of sapphire jewelry, you will want to keep it looking its best. If you look down and notice that your ring has gotten a bit grimy and has accumulated some dust, you might be wondering how to clean it without causing damage. Below we will discuss how to clean it and what to avoid.

How To Clean Your Sapphire Ring

The best way to clean a sapphire ring is to put it into a bowl of water with mild soap and use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean any residue off. This method of cleaning your jewelry is the safest method and least likely to result in damage to your gemstones or setting.

Avoid Abrasive Cleaners

Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasives to clean your ring. When you are cleaning your sapphire jewelry, you want to be very careful not to damage the setting. Because sapphire is so hard, it is unlikely that it will get scratched by your choice of cleaner, but the setting is still susceptible to damage by materials that are too rough. It is best to stick to soap and water.

Avoid Jewelry Rubbing Together

It is also important that you keep your jewelry separated when cleaning it. Avoid dropping all of your jewelry into the same bowl for cleaning. Sapphires and diamonds are the hardest gemstones, and if they unintentionally bump against other jewelry, it could very easily result in scratches or damage to softer precious gems.

Professional Cleaning

It is recommended to have your jewelry professionally cleaned at least once per year. A jeweler will use one of two methods to clean your jewelry. The first method is an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner in which your ring will be submerged in water and the ultrasonic waves will remove any dirt or grime. The second method is using steam to clean your ring. The jeweler will evaluate your piece of jewelry and determine which method will work best for your gemstone.

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