How to Restore White Gold Engagement Rings

by Penelope Dene ; Updated September 28, 2017

Restore your white gold engagement ring so that it looks brand new.

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On the day you receive your white gold engagement ring, it is shiny and full of luster. Over time, soap and dirt gets caught in the ring, and every time you bang it, tiny scratches develop. Eventually, your bright ring begins to look dull. In order to restore your white gold engagement ring so that it looks just as sparkly as the day it was given to you, just follow a few easy steps.

Fill a bowl with warm water.

Add three drops of ammonia to the bowl.

Scrub the ring gently with a soft toothbrush. This will help remove embedded soap and dirt.

Rinse the ring thoroughly with warm water.

Polish and dry the ring with a clean, dry cloth.

Store the ring in a case that is lined with fabric, or wrap it in tissue paper to avoid scratching it. Repeat this cleaning regimen once a month to keep it looking new.

Tips

  • If your white gold engagement ring begins to turn yellow, the rhodium plating may have started to wear off. If this happens, take your ring to a jeweler to have it replated with rhodium.

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