Today I'm sharing one of the tutorials from my book, Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things, because it reminds me of love stories and I recently wrote a Christmas love story called Hope for Christmas in Christmas Kisses: An Echo Ridge Anthology.
Keep Your Diamonds Sparkling
A little tip from Rachelle
I've been married to my sweetheart, Steve, for 17 years and this is the diamond ring he gave me all those years ago. It's been through a lot of wear, had to be re-pronged and frequently is dirty since I have five kids and endless household chores.
I only get it cleaned when I go to the mall, and the shop we bought it from checks and cleans it, so if you look closely in the picture, you can see it isn't sparkling today because I don't go shopping much.
Here's a great little solution that only takes five minutes to keep your diamond sparkling!
Soak your diamond ring in a warm solution of liquid dish
detergent and water for five minutes.
Use a soft brush if necessary
to remove dirt. Soft is the key—don’t use a brush with bristles that
are stiff enough to scratch the ring’s metal setting.
Swish the ring
around in the solution and then place it in a colander (so you don’t
lose it down the drain).
Rinse it thoroughly in warm water. Dry with
a lint-free cloth.
Now look at that diamond ring sparkle! Hopefully you can tell a difference from the pictures. If not, try it, you'll definitely smile when you notice the difference on your own ring!
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