For many individuals, an engagement ring is often the first major piece of fine jewelry they’ll own and wear. So it makes sense that a lot of people are unsure of how to properly take care of their new ring. Follow these tips to ensure your engagement rings lasts for many years to come.
- Don’t remove your ring in public. Whether you’re washing your hands in a public restroom, in line at airport security, at the gym, or relaxing on the beach, don’t ever remove your ring in public. Doing so increases your chances of having your ring stolen or accidentally left behind.
- Clean your ring whenever it’s starting to look a little dull. The easiest way to clean your ring is to have it sit in a solution of dawn dish soap and warm water for a few minutes and then gently scrub your ring with a soft toothbrush. Doing so will remove any built-up dirt, dust, and oil. You can also bring your ring in to a local jeweler to have them professionally clean it with an ultrasonic machine and steamer.
- Make sure your ring is properly sized. If your engagement ring is too large, you risk the chance of it falling off your finger and losing it forever. If it’s too tight, the ring can become bent out of shape and stuck on your finger.
- Take your ring off whenever you don’t need to wear it. We recommend taking your ring off as soon as you get home. It’s not a good idea to clean, cook, and do other household activities with your ring on. Certain chemicals in cleaning solutions can damage or dull your ring. Food can become trapped in your ring when cooking. Sleeping with your ring on can lead to prongs being caught and bent out of shape. Showering with your ring on can cause soap buildup. And the list goes on, which is why we recommend to just take your ring off and…
- Have a designated place in your home where you keep your engagement ring when you’re not wearing it. Having a safe place that’s far away from any possible dangers (drains, any place it may get knocked over easily, etc.) will decrease your chances of accidentally misplacing your ring or having something tragic happen to it.
- Don’t wear your ring while swimming or in the hot tub. The cold water in pools, oceans, and lakes can cause your fingers to shrink, increasing your chances of the ring falling off your finger. Additionally, the chlorine found in swimming pools and hot tubs can eat away at your ring’s metal.
- Leave your ring at home when going to the gym. Lifting weights can scratch your ring or bend it out of shape and sweating will increase your chances of the ring accidentally falling off your finger.
- Bring your ring to a local jeweler you trust to be professionally checked. At least once a year, we recommend visiting your go-to jeweler, who will be able to look over your ring and make sure all of the gemstones are properly secured.
- Insure your ring. We all know that accidents can happen. When they do and your engagement ring becomes lost, badly damaged, or even stolen, you’ll be glad you insured it.
For any questions regarding caring for your engagement ring, contact Kloiber Jewelers at 414-276-2457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.