For gold and platinum bands and stones that rate high on the Mohs Scale like diamonds, sapphires, and rubies, grab The Laundress Dish Detergent.
GATHER THESE TOOLS:
The Laundress Dish Detergent, The Laundress Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth.
Soak your ring in a small dish with lukewarm water and a capful of the Dish Detergent. Allow to soak for 15-20 minutes to loosen dirt, lotion, dried soap, and old residue from day-to-day activities.
Using the Stain Brush or a toothbrush with soft bristles, scrub the ring with the Dish Detergent and water solution. The Stain Brush has horsehair bristles that are gentle on stones and metals while still effectively cleaning the item.
Run under lukewarm water and wipe clean using the Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth. Do not use tissues or paper towels as this will leave a messy residue and scratch the metal.
*This how-to is based on the use of The Laundress Dish Detergent. Results with other dish soaps and detergents may vary as the formulation may be too harsh for metals and stones.