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A lot of people mistake moissanite for diamonds, but it’s actually its own gemstone. Moissanite is entirely colorless and has a different type of sparkle than diamonds do. 

Moissanite is also ranked 9.25 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it incredibly durable and difficult to scratch. That doesn’t mean you don’t want to keep your moissanite jewelry as shiny as possible, so what’s the best way to clean a moissanite ring? Moissanite is similar to diamonds in lots of ways, and so are the methods for how to clean moissanite. Diamond and moissanite cleaning should be done carefully and thoughtfully. Throughout this how-to guide, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about how to clean moissanite.

How to Clean Moissanite?

If you own this unique gemstone, it’s crucial that you know how to clean a moissanite ring to keep that glimmer going. Going long periods of time without cleaning your ring can lead to hard-to-remove buildup, so it’s important to clean it regularly. Here are some of our pro-tips for cleaning moissanite:

The best way on how to clean moissanite is by using a soft toothbrush with dish soap and warm water. You can also use a commercial grade jewelry cleaner if need be. These cleaners work well by removing dirt that gets on your jewelry. View below on other methods.

Detergent Bath

We recommend using a mild liquid detergent bath of warm water, using a soft brush to remove any film or dirt. You can then rinse with water at the end and let air dry.

Cold Water

You can also simply use cold water to rinse your moissanite ring and remove any film or dirt with a soft brush.


Contrary to popular belief, ammonia is a natural and safe product that can help effectively clean moissanite. We recommend that you work in an open space and wear gloves and goggles, especially if you believe you might have a sensitivity to ammonia. Simply dilute one part ammonia with one to two parts water to create the ammonia cleaning solution. You can then place your moissanite jewelry into the cleaning solution and use a soft brush to thoroughly clean it. Make sure to rinse your ring under running water when you’re done.

How to Clean Moissanite Using Commercial Jewelry Cleaning Products

You can also purchase a commercial non-toxic liquid cleaner like Sunshine Products professional jewelry cleaner for your moissanite ring. These non-toxic cleaners are not too abrasive and they also do a great job of removing any film or dirt that can accumulate on your ring.

Ultrasonic Cleaner

Many jewelers use ultrasonic cleaner to clean moissanite jewelry before selling them. The ultrasonic cleaner machine is filled with a cleaning solution and water, and the moissanite jewelry is placed inside the machine. The cleaning process is finished after a few minutes in the machine.

How Often Should I Clean Moissanite Jewelry?

There are no rules on how often to clean moissanite jewelry. We typically recommend that you clean your moissanite ring either on a monthly basis or whenever you notice the moissanite looking filmy or dirty.

How to Clean Moissanite and Gold Rings

You should periodically have your moissanite and gold rings professionally cleaned. We recommend doing so at least once a year, as it can help extend the life of your rings, eliminate any organic build up, and boost the sparkle and brilliance. There are lots of jewelers out there that will provide jewelry cleaning over the counter, including ultrasonic cleaning options. Keep in mind that if your ring is particularly fragile, you should request another professional cleaning method.

How to Clean Moissanite and Sterling Silver Bands

There are lots of DIY methods for how to polish a sterling silver band at home. You can easily clean a moissanite and sterling silver band yourself by soaking the ring in mild soap and warm water, then brushing it with a soft cloth or toothbrush. It’s important to make sure you’re thoroughly cleaning any difficult to reach areas or small crevasses. Once the ring is clean, you can rinse off any residue with water and dry off the moissanite ring with a lint-free cloth. It’s important to note that you should avoid cleaning your ring with any toxic or harsh chemicals, as this can cause your ring to corrode. 

If you’re interested in learning more about how to clean moissanite at home, contact IVORY&EBONY to learn more about our quality products and expert methods for safely cleaning moissanite jewelry.