There are 5 basic steps to cleaning your diamond rings at home. Just like anything else, diamond earrings, bracelets and ring should be cleaned regularly. You’ll be able to keep your diamonds shining and sparkling as bright as when you first bought them. Cleaning your earrings helps prevent you from getting infections in your ears as well. 

Here is the method that works best on all forms of diamond jewelry.

How To Clean Your Diamonds

  1. Place your diamonds in water

Fill a small bowl with warm water. Place your diamond jewelry in the water. 

  1. Add unscented liquid soap to the water

Now, add an unscented dish soap or liquid soap of any kind to the water. The unscented liquid soap has no dyes or fragrances, which can be harmful to your precious jewelry. 

  1. Mix the solution, leave for 30 minutes

Carefully begin to stir the solution. You will want to make sure your diamonds move with you as you stir the water.  Dust and dirt should start to lift off of your diamonds as you stir. You will then leave your diamonds in the water for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  1. Rinse the diamonds off 

After soaking in the solution, take jewelry out and rinse off with warm water over a bowl or a sieve. Using a new microfiber cloth, pat them dry. This helps make sure that no dirt will transfer back onto your freshly cleaned diamonds. 

  1. Use a toothbrush to finish

Using a small, child's toothbrush, lightly brush your earrings. Brushing your earrings after the soak helps remove any pieces of dust that may be stuck in the small crevices of the diamond jewelry. 

Does this work on all metals?

If you have yellow gold, white gold, or platinum settings, the process is the same. As long as you make sure you’re using unscented liquid soap, you can clean all your diamond jewelry the same. 

How often to clean your diamond earrings

It depends on how often you wear your jewelry. If you wear them daily, it is best to do weekly cleaning. This will help keep oils and dirt away. It is also recommended to bring your diamonds in for a professional cleaning at least twice a year. 


Whether you want to clean your diamonds at home or by a professional, ZFolio Solvang can help with all your professional cleaning needs. Contact us today to set up an appointment in Solvang to clean all of your jewelry.