It goes without saying, but your engagement ring is probably one of the most significant and precious jewelry pieces you own. What’s more, it is probably super expensive. After your significant other pops the question and you say yes, one thing that should be a top priority is taking proper care of your ring. After all, you have spent countless hours dreaming of your perfect engagement ring and your partner has probably spent equally sleepless nights deciding on what to get you. So you must take good care of it, ensuring it stays just as beautiful and sparkly for many years to come. Here’s what you need to do:
- Avoid touching the center stone too much.
Diamonds, as well as other precious stones, easily attract dirt, dust and even body oil, which can be difficult to remove. For that reason, you must avoid touching the center stone. Even when you have to put the ring on or take it off, do so by holding the band instead of the stone. If you ever see a haze over your stone, it most likely means that dirt or oil is stuck underneath.
- Clean the ring regularly.
You must keep your ring clean and free of any dirt and dust, which can only be achieved if you clean it regularly. Although, if you want to clean it at home you should learn all the proper methods of cleaning. Do not use any random DIY cleaner. While some people suggest using a mild soap and water solution, consulting your jeweler about the right cleaning method is a better idea.
- Do not bring your ring into contact with harsh chemicals.
Harsh chemicals are your diamond’s worst enemies. They can damage the setting and even discolor the stone. You should always remove your ring before you engage in any activity that involves harsh chemicals.
- Remove your ring when doing hand-heavy work.
When engaging in any work or household chore that involves manual labor, make sure that you take off your ring before that. Whether it is cleaning or exercising, your ring should not be involved in any activity that requires you to make extensive use of your left hand.
- Schedule regular professional maintenance.
All-round maintenance of the ring is as important as regular cleaning. Schedule an appointment with your jeweler at least once or twice a year to make sure that your ring is in good condition and there are no cracks and the diamond is not loose, and so on.
Your engagement ring is a symbol of your love and commitment and is meant to last for a lifetime. With these care tips, you can keep your rock looking its shiniest and very best forever.
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