Men, here are various ways to clean your rings without it feeling like a chore.
Let’s face it, men in general, hate cleaning. They can go on for days without taking a shower or can survive days wearing the same shirt. If you are one of these guys and you are wearing a ring, you most probably haven’t cleaned it too. Well, it ain’t spring yet, but it’s time you do. We know cleaning isn’t you’re forte, but do not fret, dear sirs, as there are fun ways to do it. Never see ring cleaning as a chore with alternative cleaning tips you might want to try before the wife, or the girlfriend sees your grimy ring!
Clean your ring while drinking with the boys.
If your ring is made of plain gold or is gold-plated, you can clean it with beer. Yes, you read that right. Beer has alpha acids that ate able to remove grime from gold and have the right acidity to polish your ring. Do note though that beer only works with plain gold rings, ones with no gemstone accents. Pour some of the good stuff onto a clean washcloth. Gently scrub the piece, until you notice the surface getting shinier. Once done, dry with another towel, preferably lint-free.
Clean it while having lunch (or dinner).
If your ring is made of silver and doesn’t have any gemstones, you can clean it with your favorite condiment — ketchup. This condiment can polish silver and can easily remove the tarnish and grime that has accumulated on your ring. The acids in tomatoes and vinegar react with the chemical makeup of silver allowing it to remove the stubborn dirt and gunk. Place the piece on a clean dish, squirt some ketchup onto it, and leave for about five minutes. Then, scrub with a soft-bristled toothbrush or gently wipe with a washcloth. Rinse in running tap water and dry with a lint-free cloth. Don’t leave the ketchup on your ring for too long as it can damage the metal!
Clean it while you wash the dishes.
When it’s your turn to do the dishes, don’t sulk! This is your chance to make your ring a piece of dazzling beauty and make your dear partner proud. Soak your ring or rings in a clean small bowl or glass filled with warm water. Put some liquid dish soap and mix the solution for about 30 minutes. Then, scrub gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove the dust and dirt in all its nooks and crannies. As with the dishes, rinse with tap water and pat dry with a lint-free cloth.
Clean your ring while you are nursing an ache (most probably due to eating like a horse).
Alka-Seltzer is great for heartburn, indigestion, and stomach pains. And did you know that it works well with cleaning all types of rings too, even ones with gemstones? So after taking one to relieve your hurting tummy, take one more tablet and drop in a cup or small bowl filled with warm water. Soak your ring for a few minutes and allow the fizz to loosen the accumulated gunk. Once you see that it has removed the grime entirely, wipe your ring dry with a clean lint-free cloth.
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