How to Take Proper Care of Your Engagement Ring

Learning how to take proper care of your adored engagement ring will help to keep it looking stunning for many years to come. While it’s tempting to want to keep your ring on at all times, there will be occasions when you need to take it off for cleaning and repairs.

Most jewellers will recommend that you insure your engagement ring for its replacement value, but taking good care of your ring is the most essential part of keeping it safe and looking beautiful. Your engagement ring will often be the most expensive piece of jewellery that you own so it’s important to protect your investment.

Finding the best place to buy a diamond ring is just as important as the care that you give it after your purchase. While diamonds are known to be extremely durable, they are not indestructible and require care and attention to stay looking as good as they did on the day that you said yes. Let’s take a look at a few important ways to take proper care of your engagement ring.

Professional Checkups

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You may know your ring better than anyone, except for your jeweller. Your ring design has many subtleties that you may not know are an important part of its architecture. At least twice a year, you should take your engagement ring to your jeweller to make sure that the construction is still solid. Your jeweller will take a close look at your gem prongs that hold your diamond securely in place and make adjustments to ensure that your ring is secure.

Cleaning


You always want your ring to look its best and be bright and sparkly. Your ring may get a bit of cleaning when you wash your hands, but it will require a more thorough cleaning at least once every four months. You can choose to take your ring to your jewellers for a cleaning or you can do it yourself at home. Cleaning your ring is not difficult. Using simple dish detergent and a soft-bristled toothbrush, your ring can be shiny and clean in just a few minutes.

Metal Refresh


Depending on the metal finish of your ring, you may notice that after a few years your ring may start to look dull and scratched. To keep your ring looking its best, you may want to have your metal refreshed every few years. Yellow gold and platinum require deep polishing every few years to maintain a beautiful finish. White gold may need to be redipped to keep its lustre and glow.

Storage


If you don’t wear your ring daily, or you want to leave it at home when you are going away on vacation, you should store it in a safe place. If you have a small lockbox where you keep important papers, adding your ring for safekeeping is a good choice. Your ring should be stored on its own in a velvet-lined case to keep it safe.

Avoid Resizing

When you first receive your ring, you may need to get it resized. If you gain weight or lose it you may want to resize it again. While you want your ring to fit properly, it’s important to avoid too many resizing fixes as it can weaken the metal of your band.

Everyone wants their ring to shine in the same ways as their love. Follow these tips to help you take proper care of your engagement ring.

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  1. I had my engagement ring cleaned and resized last year, it now looks like new

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