8 Tips for Looking After Your Engagement Ring

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


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You have no doubt spent months, if not years, dreaming of your ideal engagement ring. It’s a fleeting dream came reality with it now that you have it permanently on your left hand which you’re going to want to make sure it stays sparkly and shiny for years to come. Here are a couple of do’s and don’ts for looking after your precious ring.


1.    Purchase Insurance

Insurance is vital for protecting your financial investment should it be stolen, damaged or lost. It’s also important to have your ring appraised every 5 years since the cost of precious metals and diamonds increase.

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Don’t Take Your Ring Off in Public

While you may need to wash your hands in public restrooms, try to resist taking off your engagement ring when you do. There is always the chance that you could leave it on the edge of the basin or even drop it down the drain.

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3.   
Avoid Using Harmful Chemicals

If you need to touch or clean with harsh chemicals, remove your engagement ring. Bleach and similar cleaning products dull the finish and can harm the gemstones on your ring.

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4.   
Avoid Needless Wear and Tear

A diamond, like those used in engagement rings which are sold at http://www.diamondsforless.ca/engagement/, is one of the hardest natural materials in the world. But, that doesn’t mean it can’t be chipped. Sometimes, the surface of a diamond can be susceptible to wear and tear so you will want to avoid knocking it against hard materials.

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5.   
Schedule Regular Appointments with the Jeweller
It is critical that you schedule maintenance appointments with the jeweller at least annually to ensure the prongs in your setting are secure, there are no hairline cracks in the shank, and the diamond is firmly in place.

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6.   
Take Your Ring Off Occasionally

While you may never want to take your ring off, you really should, and often. Washing dishes, going to the gym, swimming, laundry, and other tasks put stress on the ring and can loosen the settings or stretch the ring. Be very careful about what you lift when wearing the ring, too.

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7.   
Don’t Let the Ring Get Too Dirty

There are plenty of home cleaning remedies available on the internet, but be cautious. Solutions that may be alright for diamonds may not be safe for other metals or gemstones. To be safe, use a couple of drops of dishwashing detergent mixed with warm water and leave your ring to soak in it for a couple of minutes. Then, gently scrub your ring with a soft baby toothbrush. You can then rinse it by placing it in a new dish of warm water. Gently dry it off using a soft cloth and be careful not to snag the prongs.

Remember never to clean your engagement ring over the sink or close to an open drain.

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8.   
Store Your Ring Properly

Make sure you have a safe place to store your ring when you are not wearing it. Keep it in a dry, clean place like a box with compartments or a fabric jewellery case. You may also want to create a dedicated safe spot to put your ring in while cooking and cleaning.

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Those are the tips in taking care of your ring. Follow these tips and you’re sure to make your precious engagement ring look good as new. 

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