Every girl waits for the day when she will be finally able to wear that engagement ring. So don’t let the shine of your ring fade away. Take good care of your diamonds.

Engagement Rings – Taking Care of Your Ring

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

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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

Engagement rings from DiamondGeezer.com
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!

 

 

Did It Fall Or Was It Pushed?

Did It Fall Or Was It Pushed

After a year of wear, all day, everyday, in bed, in the shower, gardening, down the gym, rubbing against another ring on the same or adjacent finger please do expect your jewellery to reflect life’s knocks and bumps. Our charge to restore this sorry looking ring to its former glory, just £75 and it’s typically a next day service. This particular ring is subject of many an internet comment and discussion.

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  1. THE METAL DAMAGE
    This is caused by metal-on-metal contact, think door handles, cutlery, gym equipment, gardening tools, another ring on the same or adjacent finger, the list goes on.

Solution: An annual valet, a next day service £45, a little routine maintenance goes a long way.

  • THE MISSING STONE
    The setting is intact at this point in the ring so the loss is almost certainly due to the stone being broken and falling out. It’s a natural amethyst so 15 times more likely to break than a diamond. ‘Diamonds break?’ I hear you cry, yes they do, rarely but it it certainly is possible to break a diamond, a good hard strike at the right angle can can fracture your diamond or turn it cloudy. Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man, but that is not the same as indestructible. Channel-Set, Flush-Set and Tention-Set stones are slightly more proned to damage because the stones take all of the shock directly.

 

Solution: Replacing the amethyst is not an expensive job.

  • CLOUDY STONES
    This could be a result of being chipped but more usually is simply a build up of dirt behind the diamonds and amethyst. In all-day-everyday-wear the ring will pick up soap, perfume, hair spray etc. Perfect magnets and adhesives for dust and dirt which then block the light source and kill sparkle.

 

Solution: A professional workshop steam clean and polish.

  • DAMAGED SETTING
    It’s caught on something and ‘nicked’ the setting, potentially it is challenging the security of the diamond and needs attention.

 

Solution: 10 minutes of the setter’s (man not machine) will correct this.

HELP US TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR JEWELLERY IN TIP-TOP CONDITION