Six Engagement Ring Tips
So, you’ve spent months, perhaps years, dreaming of the perfect engagement ring. Now that it’s a permanent fixture on your left hand, you’ll want to ensure it stays just as shiny and sparkly for many years to come. From the chemicals to avoid to where to store your ring, here are a few do’s and dont’s on how to care for your engagement sparkler.
- Don’t Remove Your Ring in Public
- Hand washing is a must in a public restroom but resist the temptation to remove your engagement ring while you’re lathering up. The possibility that you might leave your ring on the ledge of the sink, or, worse, drop it down the drain, is too great a risk to take. Don’t have a J.Lo moment!
- Cleaning your gems with random cleaners at home is something I do not recommend. However, taking your precious and sentimental engagement ring to an expert jeweler to get it properly steamed clean would is our recommendation.
- Remove your ring when cleaning or touching harsh chemical. Bleach and other cleaning agents can dull the finish of a ring and actually harm porous colored gemstones like emeralds.
- It is very important to schedule maintenance appointments with your jeweler at least once a year to make sure the prongs are tight, the diamond isn’t loose and there are no hairline cracks in the shank.
- When not wearing your diamond engagement ring, carefully store in a separate jewelry case or individually lined compartment, which keeps diamonds from rubbing against other pieces of jewelry. This can produce a scratch
In order to rid your precious ring of unwanted dust, dirt, and yes…dead skin particles that have come in contact with your ring, commit to memory these engagement ring care tips.