Our engagement and wedding rings are our most prized possessions. We wear them on our hands daily, so it’s important to take the best care of them. Below are some ways to keep your precious gems both secure and sparkly!
Insure Your Rings
One of the first steps to take, apart from admiring your new shiny purchase, is to insure your engagement and wedding rings as soon as possible. If you’re not sure where to begin with this process, look to your jeweler for help. Whether you purchase your wedding bands online or in store with a jeweler, you can look to both for guidance. Oftentimes online jewelers, such as Blue Nile, will provide insurance resources for you directly on their site which can be very beneficial. An important step to remember in this process is to get your rings appraised by a professional so that you can obtain your ring’s proper worth before insuring.
Know When To Take Them Off
This may seem like a hard concept to grasp, but there are certain instances where you should remove your rings, for their sake! Little everyday buildup can gradually cause harm to your gems overtime. Household tasks such as washing dishes and scrubbing the bathroom can be damaging to your rings. The harsh chemicals used in these common chores can dull the shine of your rings. Other everyday instances that can be harmful to your jewelry are your workouts and daily routine of getting ready. Sweat and moisturizing lotions can be very damaging to your rings. You risk the chance of changing the metal’s shape and creating excess buildup that can diminish the brilliance and dull your stone over time. When removing your rings, make sure you are storing them in a safe and secure spot!
Cleaning your diamonds regularly makes a huge difference in helping your rock shine like it’s supposed to. If you wear your wedding rings daily, you should be cleaning them once every two weeks. Create a cleaning solution of warm water and dish soap and gently scrub the stone and the band surrounding with a soft bristled toothbrush. Cleaning your ring yourself is necessary to maintain its brilliance You should also a more thorough cleaning at least once a month and bring it to your jeweler for a professional cleaning once every six months. Making sure your ring is well taken care of will be sure to make it stand the test of time.