Engagement Ring Cleaning

Engagement Ring Care from the Experts at BENARI JEWELERS

For many women, their engagement rings are one of their most precious items. This makes it vital that they remain in pristine condition to ensure that their rings will continue to shine for generations to come. At BENARI JEWELERS, our experts ensure that your ring is carefully returned to its former glory.

When Not To Wear Your Engagement Ring

While many women wear their engagement rings every day, there are some activities where the rings should be removed. Working out runs the risk of damaging the ring’s metal band and shape. Swimming in an ocean heightens the risk of the ring falling off and being lost forever, and the chemicals in pools can discolor and yellow the diamonds. Household cleaning products are often too harsh and can do serious damage. Similarly, the chemicals in moisturizers and shower soaps can adversely affect the ring. Cooking, especially when handling raw meat, is an easy way for bacteria and germs to get into the nooks and crannies of your ring.

How To Clean an Engagement Ring at Home

For rings that require just a small touch-up, it is possible to clean your ring at home. Everyday cosmetics like hairspray, makeup, perfume, and lotion can cause build-up on the surface of the ring and gemstone. To get rid of that build-up, simply soak the engagement ring in warm water with dish soap for twenty to forty minutes. Stubborn spots can be gently scrubbed with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Once done, ensure that the ring has been thoroughly rinsed and no soap residue is on it. Then gently dry it with a microfiber towel. Beware of harsh chemicals and do thorough research before buying any sort of jewelry cleaner.

What Not To Use When Cleaning Your Engagement Ring

While diamonds are famous for being one of the hardest substances naturally found on Earth, this does not mean they are immune to scratches and discoloration. Hard-bristle toothbrushes or scrub pads can damage the surface of the engagement ring, compromising its dazzling beauty. For the metal that comprises the band, there are even more risks. Gold is a softer metal that is prone to scratches. Abrasive cleaners like baking soda, powdered cleaners, and toothpaste can all leave marks on the band. When choosing a certified jewelry cleaning product, ensure that there are no abrasive chemicals. Even then, while some cleaners can be safe for the band, they can still discolor the diamond.

How Often Should You Clean Your Ring?

For a surface clean, rings should be cleaned about once a week to prevent build-up. It is the general recommendation that your rings be taken twice a year to a jeweler for a professional cleaning. Experts have professional-grade cleaning products and industry knowledge to return your heirloom piece to you in pristine shape.

Professional Cleaning Services at BENARI JEWELERS

For over fifty years, generations of couples have entrusted our Exton and Newton Square jewelry stores with their precious pieces. Our staff is highly trained to safely clean and repair your rings to take the worry off of your shoulders. Call us today at (866) 363-0808 to learn more about the jewelry services that we offer.

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