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Step cut lovers, how do you keep them clean?!

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  1. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jul 15, 2019
    I just got a new baguette band which I cleaned right when I opened it. So shiny and perfect. 5 hours of wear later and I can already see the dust! Gahhhhhhhhh.

    How do you guys keep your steps clean and shiny without constantly washing it?!?

    This is my first real step cut diamond piece, I hope it doesn’t make me crazy lol.
     
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  2. PintoBean
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    by PintoBean » Jul 16, 2019
    Just ultrasonic with a tiny drop of dish soap and water after each wear.
     
  3. LaylaR
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    by LaylaR » Jul 16, 2019
    There are a bunch of old threads on how to keep your asschers clean. You might want to check them out. When you first get your step cuts, especially if you are used to brilliant cuts, they will drive you crazy.

    Basically you have to carry around a microfiber cloth (I carry these: https://www.amazon.com/MightyMicroC...&qid=1563254126&s=gateway&sr=8-11-spons&psc=1 ), and some cleaner (I carry Lavish) for spot clearing and use your ultrasonic weekly (or more), don't wear hand-lotion and get used to not touching your rings.

    That's about it. Sorry, wish I had more to offer.
     
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  4. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jul 16, 2019
    I ordered some microfiber clothes. I should really have them for my glasses anyways!
     
    


    


  5. kayla17
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    by kayla17 » Jul 16, 2019
    I used to use an US and Windex but my stuff always came out cloudy and there were spots that just never got “cleaned”.
    I started soaking my stuff in Dawn dishwashing liquid and water in a little bowl and now all my rings come out sparkling and super clear. I just soak them after wearing them and rinse with a baby toothbrush after. The difference is amazing.
    I use Dawn dishwashing foam. See below. It is amazing.
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  6. the_mother_thing
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    by the_mother_thing » Jul 16, 2019
    @MakingTheGrade Thank you for posting this; following for interest. I’ve been thinking about preparing myself for this as well when I do get around to setting my tycoon. Thankfully, I work from home and wash my hands probably 20x/day with a soap that doesn’t leave any residue, so I am hopeful that will help keep it clean as well as being able to soak it daily and/or just hit it with a soft brush & dawn periodically.
     
  7. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jul 16, 2019
    Honestly I think it’s the underside that’s gathering dust that I can see sometimes.
     
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  8. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Jul 16, 2019
    Alternate Lavish and an ultrasonic and a polishing cloth
     
  9. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Jul 16, 2019

    Thanks for the link, Layla. Miss you!
     
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  10. ForteKitty
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    by ForteKitty » Jul 16, 2019
    Nothing keeps them clean when you re-apply sunblock on your hands all day. One handwash and that zinc is all over the damn stepcut, and it looks like shit until you soak and scrub it. I'm about to chuck my 4ct asscher into the trash! :wall:

    But seriously, carry alcohol wipes. I buy the giant box from costco and wipe it down every chance I get.
     
    


    


  11. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jul 17, 2019
    Haha! If that happens I’ll be rooting through you trash like a bling raccoon! :lol-2:

    Heh I work in a hospital so Purel is constantly happening
     
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  12. acaw2015
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    by acaw2015 » Jul 17, 2019
    Honestly... you will have to get used to a bit of dirt. Dirt shows a lot faster on step cuts than on brilliant cuts. The first years I had my asscher band I was crazy trying to make it *completely* clean. Impossible. Now I simply try to live with it, but it sure IS annoying. Just know that brilliant cuts get as dirty; it simply doesnt show as early... :lol:
     
  13. Madam Bijoux
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    by Madam Bijoux » Jul 17, 2019
    I clean mine every time I wear them. Of course, Old Miss Evil is evil whether she’s clean or not.
     
  14. canuk-gal
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    by canuk-gal » Jul 17, 2019
    HI:

    I have no idea why my eternity ring is so sparkly. I never clean it. But I like eyeglass microfibre cloths and Dawn DW soap when I do. FWIW I think the cloth is the game changer here.

    cheers--Sharon
     
  15. the_mother_thing
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    by the_mother_thing » Jul 18, 2019
    Generally speaking, my rings are never truly ‘dirty’ because I wash my hands 20x or more a day, and I don’t take my rings off when I do. But I noticed that they actually looked/stayed ‘cleaner’ (less hard water spots) with hand washings when I switched over to Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap (I dilute it in foam hand soap dispensers at home and keep a small bottle in my purse when out and about). I love this soap because it rinses so clean, which helps my hands from drying out due to the ingredients in some of the other hand soaps out there. I’m hoping the same holds true once I have my new step cut diamond set and on my finger.
     
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  16. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Jul 20, 2019
    Thanks so much for this tip...Wonderful cleaner, Lots better than Dawn.
     
  17. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Jul 20, 2019
    interesting.....
     
  18. the_mother_thing
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    by the_mother_thing » Jul 20, 2019
    FTR: I don’t know that Dr. Bronner’s is ‘officially’ safe for jewelry; just happened to be something I noticed when I started using it for hand washing.
     
  19. marcy
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    by marcy » Jul 20, 2019
    I don't wash my hands or put on lotion with my rings on and my EC ring stays clean all day. I clean them at night after I wear them either in jewelry cleaner or Dawn dish soap.
     
  20. Tacori E-ring
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    by Tacori E-ring » Jul 20, 2019
    ultrasonic is a game changer.
     

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