You’ve been asked to get married, and now you have a stunning engagement ring to show off your feelings for each other. You might be thinking to yourself, “How do I make sure this ring sparkles forever?” as it graces your finger. Fine jewelry requires more attention than you might think, but it’s doable. Here are a few crucial tips to remember when caring for your engagement ring.
An engagement ring is often the most expensive piece of jewelry a woman will ever purchase. It’s normal to want to wear it every day. There are situations, though, when it should be removed. Removing the ring not only helps to keep it safe, but it also helps to preserve the metal and stone’s integrity.
When working with severe chemicals, for example, engagement rings should be avoided. This includes going to the pool, cleaning the house, and even showering, as some body washes might be harmful. It’s also a good idea to take off your ring before going to bed. While keeping it on all the time may seem more authentic, sleeping has a few issues. It can snag on cushions and other textiles, yank hair, and collect perspiration and grease with time.
Keep in mind that your lovely ring is fine jewelry and should be treated as such. To keep it secure, buy a fabric-lined jewelry box, a dish, a tray, or even a cushion. On the market, there is a vast range of storage alternatives to suit any design. Keep at least one choice in the bedroom and possibly another in the kitchen to remember you to remove it before using bleach or chlorine-based cleaners.
When you wash your hands, what should you do with the ring? If you’re using a mild soap, it’s often OK to wash your hands with the ring on. In reality, for at-home cleaning, moderate dish soap and warm water are recommended. Just make sure you don’t get any hand sanitizer on the ring. Hand sanitizer and some antibacterial soaps contain elements that can discolor and dull the ring over time. Furthermore, sanitizer might loosen the prongs on your setting, potentially causing the stone to come free and fall out.
This brings us to the next crucial piece of advice: It’s critical to check the prongs and setting on a frequent basis. Examine the ring carefully while cleaning it or before a big night out to see whether its condition has changed. You might take it to a jeweler for an expert check if you have any questions. Some stores offer a free or low-cost annual “prong check.” Consider getting it professionally cleaned while you’re at the jeweler’s to help keep your lovely engagement ring looking its best.
Maintaining a ring upkeep program will help your sparkling gem last longer. Please read the accompanying resource for extra care suggestions and a step-by-step cleaning guide.