Since your engagement ring is an essential part of your jewelry, taking proper care of it should be a priority. Your better half has finally popped the question with a beautiful diamond ring, and you are in awe about the whole proposal.
Amidst all the excitement, taking proper care of your ring should be first on your list after the proposal. Even if your partner opted for a lab created diamond, all of the below applies at it is still a beautiful diamond that needs to be cared for.
Here are some dos to ensure that the ring is intact as you wait for the big day- the wedding.
Insurance is always a good idea to protect the engagement ring. You could be in a bank robbery, and it’s stolen. Or it just gets lost. A jewelry appraisal is necessary when insuring the ring. Insurances companies will set a coverage limit based on your appraisal so that they know how much they will pay out during a claim. Therefore, it’s important to ask your jeweler for an appraisal most preferably after every five years.
2. Take off Your Ring Before Swimming
Chlorine is a harsh chemical, and it is most likely to react with your diamond ring. It could erode and fade away the look. When you go swimming always take off your sparkle. Most often, the hands will shrink, and you could lose the diamond.
3. Cleaning Your Engagement Ring
There are three ways of cleaning your ring. One, take it to an expert jeweler and have them steam clean it. Another easier way of DIY is mixing a few drops of dishwashing liquid with a cup of warm water; this removes grease. Soak the ring for a minimum of five minutes and scrub it gently with a new toothbrush. You can then rinse it off and use a lint-free cloth.
The third way is soaking the ring in an ammonia solution and water in a ratio of 1:1. You then soak the ring for half an hour and then rinse it.
4. Be cautious when handling harsh chemicals
It is recommended that you remove the ring when doing harsh house chores like cleaning utensils or the sinks. Also, avoid harsh chemicals such as bleach or abrasive solutions found in home cleaners. They will make the ring dull and could harm the colored gemstones.
5. Storing the ring
A little extra care keeps your diamond ring safe. When you take it off, keep it in a secure location. It is important to always ensure that you have figured a safe place to keep your ring.
Avoid places such as edges of the sink as they may slide down the drain. In case you go for vacation, hotel safes are a great place to keep it especially when you know you are going down the beach for some swimming.
Engagement diamond rings are statement pieces. With numerous styles and sizes, there’s almost a ring for everyone. Follow the tips above, and you can be sure you will have your engagement ring for a very long time.
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