Have you ever wondered what is the best way to clean your diamond if you do not have jewelry cleaner? You can easily clean your diamonds with a soft toothbrush; a child’s toothbrush is great since it is smaller and can reach into the underside of the ring easier, and some Windex. Yes, I know in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, her father’s solution for everything was a little Windex, but it is a good cleaner. Be sure to get the Windex that has ammonia in it. Now diamonds do love oils, especially your hand cream. Actually when diamond processors are separating diamonds from other materials in the mining process they use light grease since the crystals will actually stick to the grease. Now, to the cleaning. The first step is to pour a little bit of the Windex into a small dish, enough to cover your ring. Let it soak for about 15 minutes. Dip the toothbrush into the Windex and pick up the ring and make dabbing motions to the underside, sides and top of the diamond. Dabbing works better scrubbing, dabbing will loosen the oils and dirt. Rinse under lukewarm water, put it on your hand and doesn’t it sparkle? This will work for diamonds, sapphires and most gemstones, please do not use this technique with opals and emeralds.