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How to clean sapphire ring

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

Clean Sapphire Ring

Cleaning a sapphire ring is a straightforward process, but it's important to handle the gemstone with care to avoid damaging it. Here are some steps to clean your sapphire ring effectively:

Materials you'll need:

  1. Mild dish soap or jewelry cleaning solution

  2. Warm water

  3. Soft bristle brush or a soft toothbrush

  4. Lint-free cloth or a jewelry polishing cloth

  5. Bowl or container

  6. Soft, non-abrasive cloth or paper towels


  1. Prepare a cleaning solution: Mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water in a bowl or container. You can also use a commercial jewelry cleaning solution, but make sure it is safe for sapphire.

  2. Soak the ring: Place your sapphire ring in the soapy water and let it soak for a few minutes. This will help loosen any dirt or oils on the surface of the stone and the metal setting.

  3. Gentle brushing: After soaking, use a soft bristle brush or a soft toothbrush to gently scrub around the sapphire and the metal setting. Be gentle to avoid scratching the sapphire or damaging the metal.

  4. Rinse: Rinse the ring under warm running water to remove any soapy residue. Make sure to use a strainer or plug the sink to prevent accidental loss of the ring.

  5. Inspect the ring: After rinsing, examine the ring to see if there are any remaining spots or dirt. If necessary, repeat the soaking and brushing process.

  6. Dry the ring: Pat the ring dry with a lint-free cloth or let it air dry. Avoid using paper towels or tissues, as they can leave lint on the ring.

  7. Polish the metal: If your ring has a metal setting, you can use a jewelry polishing cloth to gently polish and restore the shine to the metal. Be careful not to touch the sapphire with the polishing cloth as this can leave residues on the stone.

Additional Tips:

  • Avoid using harsh chemicals, ammonia, or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the sapphire or the metal setting.

  • Be cautious with ultrasonic jewelry cleaners, as they can be too harsh for some sapphires, especially if the stone has surface-reaching fractures or inclusions.

  • Store your sapphire ring in a clean, soft pouch or jewelry box to prevent it from coming into contact with other jewelry, which can lead to scratches.

Regular cleaning and proper care will help keep your sapphire ring looking beautiful and well-maintained for years to come. If you are unsure about cleaning your specific ring or if it's a valuable piece, it's always a good idea to consult a professional jeweler for advice and cleaning services.

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