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After the rush and excitement of the proposal has eased, there’s a lot of practicalities to consider when caring for your engagement ring. If you’re recently engaged, here’s a few helpful tips for keeping that beauty in tip top shape!
Take it off!
Obviously, we all want to sport our rings and let the world know that we are happily taken, but it’s for the greater good that you know when you should take off your engagement ring. Cleaning products with harsh chemicals can really damage your ring, especially if it has unusual stones like opals. So, any time you plan on cleaning the house, pop your ring in a safe place to keep it protected. Other water-based activities such as baths and swimming are also opportunities to be smart and set your ring aside. What’s more, if you want to be really good, you can take your ring off if you work out as well. Excessive exercise can lead to scratches and loose claws around your stone, which could cause it to fall out of its setting.
Damage and loss to your engagement is not only devastating but can also be very costly, so it’s smart to do everything you can to avoid having to repair or replace it. One of the best things you can do for the benefit of your ring is definitely knowing when to flaunt it and when to leave it.
Cleaning and Checking
Another smart thing to do to keep your engagement ring in top condition is cleaning it and checking it. This isn’t like washing the dishes, so don’t worry, you don’t need to do it every day. Every few months, take your ring off and have a little look at it up close. Using a pair of tweezers, lightly poke the gemstones in your engagement ring. This can help you see if any of the stones are loose. You can also use this opportunity to see if any claws in your ring are damaged or bent. It is essential that if you notice any damage to your ring, take it off immediately and make sure you take it to a jeweller for repair. Be particularly careful when dealing with antique diamond rings, they have survived many years and will likely me more fragile than your contemporary items.
Cleaning your ring fairly regularly is another great way of checking for any marks or scratches it might have. It’s also a great way to get your ring sparkly beautifully – perfect for if you’ve got a special occasion coming up! Take some warm water, add a little bit of dish soap, and get a soft toothbrush. Use the brush to gently clean your engagement ring, making sure to get all the nooks and crannies as you go. Make sure you only clean your ring this way if it has diamonds, rubies, sapphires, or emeralds, however, as other gemstones are too sensitive for this sort of treatment. Cleaning your engagement ring like this will keep it sparkling and shining beautifully!
Now you have some top tips for keeping your engagement ring glistening, make sure you take care of that wonderful gift! When the love of your life gave you that engagement ring, you made a lifelong commitment – make sure you’re responsible for it!
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