It may be oh-so tempting to wear your brand-new engagement ring all day everyday, but doing so could put your beautiful piece at risk for damage and even a lost diamond or two.
In order to keep your ring looking its best, keep reading for the 3 biggest tips to keep in mind to keep your engagement ring looking like the day he first proposed.
How to Clean Your Ring
Thankfully, engagement ring care isn’t a science. There isn’t a lot that is required to take maintain the beauty and shine of a luxury jewelry piece, but the steps that you must follow are very important.
One of the most important things to keep in mind is to clean your ring every so often, thoroughly but gently.
Add a few drops of mild dishwashing soap to warm water, and let your ring soak in the mixture for a few minutes. If you have jewelry cleaning solution available, that works great too.
Afterwards, scrub it with a clean toothbrush to get rid of any dirt, natural oils, or lotions that may have built up over time. Finally, dry your ring carefully with a washcloth or towel to reveal your ring’s new shine!
Avoid Harsh Chemicals and Rigorous Activity While Wearing Your Ring
Another thing to take note of with your engagement ring is that gold is a relatively soft, malleable metal. This means that chemicals or impacts that may not affect your other jewelry pieces may do a lot of damage on your beloved ring.
When you’re doing the dishes, cleaning your home, or coming into contact with harsh chemicals of any kind, make sure to remove your ring beforehand. Not only can the chemicals harm your ring, but you could potentially drop your jewelry down an open drain or into the sink if you’re not careful.
Additionally, take off your ring before working out or doing any activity that requires a lot of movement. The soft metal could get damaged, creating a dent on the ring band itself. In the worst case scenario, a prong holding a diamond in place could get damaged, allowing your stone to come loose or even fall off entirely.
Visit BENARI JEWELERS for Professional Maintenance
Make a point to visit a professional jeweler for routine checkups on your engagement ring. You should aim to make an appointment at least every six months -- and more often if you wear your ring regularly -- so they can inspect the integrity of your ring and setting.
At home, check on the prongs and setting of your engagement ring every week or so to make sure everything looks secure as well. With a designer engagement ring especially, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
Here at BENARI JEWELERS, we would be more than happy to inspect and repair your ring while you shop. Both of our locations have a jeweler on-site, so you can rest assured that there will always be someone available to help to maintain the beauty of your engagement ring.
For more information on our jewelry repair services, or to make an appointment to clean and inspect your engagement ring, please contact our Exton or Newtown Square showrooms directly. Otherwise, you can also email us at email@example.com.