Unfortunately, if you have spilled nail polish on a gold or silver ring, there are a limited number of cleaning solutions you can utilize at home. If the ring is valuable, it is best to take it to a jeweler for a professional cleaning. This is especially important if the ring has pearls or gemstones, which can be damaged by rough cleaning.
1 Allow the fingernail polish to dry and use a toothpick or your fingernail to chip away at the paint. Do not use a metal implement, as the abrasion could cause extensive damage to the surface of your ring.
2 Use a cloth or a cotton swab to cover the stain with washing soda and several drops of ammonia.
3 Rinse the ring in warm water.
4 Polish the ring with a soft cloth.
Items you will need
- Washing soda
- Cotton swab
- Warm water
- Soft cloth
- Do not use any form of polish remover that contains acetone, as these can cause damage and discoloration to both gold and silver rings.
- Do not confuse washing soda with baking soda, which is too abrasive to use on precious metals.
- If you are unable to remove all of the paint, take it to a professional cleaner.
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