Engagement Ring Care is Essential
Engagement rings are such an important asset. You have probably waited a long time to get yours and now you have it the responsibility that comes with it may have left you feeling a little daunted. This is an expensive ring, you’re not only emotionally attached to the ring you’re also now responsible for the care of the expensive gem to ensure it doesn’t get lost or damaged.
Keeping it in good condition is vital as you will probably be passing your engagement ring down your family line for generations to come. Here are a few tips that will help you to keep it safe and sparkly for years to come:
Engagement Ring Insurance
Get insurance! It sounds very simple but many brides forget to insure their ring as they don’t consider it to be a financial investment – more a sign of love. Your ring is both and therefore you need insurance to limit the heartbreak that comes with losing a ring or getting it stolen. We recommend T.H March
Take off Your Engagement Ring
When you bath, shower, wash your hands, garden, housework, sleep, swim or go to the gym. If you forget your ring in a public restroom or at the gym you’ll be devastated so keep it safe, and if you are washing your hands, put it between you teeth. You’ll not forget it. If it drops down the plug hole it will be gone forever.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
Bleach is not a friend to diamonds, even though they are the hardest natural material in the world. Bleach and other harsh cleaning agents shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near your engagement ring, they can leave the gemstone looking dull and lacking lustre. This is true for other stones too. When you are cleaning remove your ring or wear very good rubber gloves if you are cleaning at home. If you’re a cleaner your probably best off leaving your ring at home in a safe place.
Schedule Engagement Ring Maintenance
Schedule regular maintenance with us at DiamondGeezer.com to keep your ring in tip top condition. Every year go to https://www.diamondgeezer.com/returns/. a return your ring for a valet. It’s a next day service and we’ll check your ring over, check the security of the settings and return it in showroom condition. This is more important as the years go on, a little bit of extra care for your twenty year old ring can prevent lost gemstones.
Elizabeth Taylor is known for cleaning her jewellery with hot water a toothbrush and lashings of gin! We don’t recommend using the same technique. Use hot water, a soft bristled toothbrush and a very mild washing liquid or soak the ring in equal parts of ammonia and cold water for thirty minutes before letting it air dry. You can also buy commercial jewellery cleaners, this one from Lakeland get our vote. But be warned these machines can vibrate stones from settings, a good test of their security.
Carry a Box for Your Engagement Ring
To be on the safe side it’s worth carrying around a ring box everywhere you go. Rather than leaving your engagement ring on a counter top or in your pocket place it safely in the box and leave it in a locked safe if at all possible. If you’re caught short attach it to your keyring for safe keeping, just don’t lose your keys!