At the end of the day, you want to care for the new ring on your finger, which may mean taking it off more than expected and following these easy steps to care for an engagement ring. Check it out to ensure your ring shines for years to come!
Know When To Take It Off
As we said, taking the ring off is just as important as caring for it when it’s on. Though diamonds are tough, they’re not invincible, and some things can put your ring in a tough spot. Here are a few times when you should definitely take the ring off:
- Spending a day at the beach – water, in general, could cause your finger to shrink in size
- While you exercise
- When using hand sanitizer or while moisturizing – it makes an impact over time
- While showering
- When you’re cleaning
- In the kitchen
Have Somewhere Safe To Keep It
So, we just talked about all the times that you should take the ring off, but where exactly are you supposed to put it? We’ve all heard the horror stories about a bride-to-be who takes her ring off to wash her hands and watches it slip down the drain. Make sure you have a safe place to keep the gem no matter where you are.
Many ring professionals recommend having “ring dishes” thoughtfully placed around your home to ensure you always have somewhere safe to put it. Rather than right on the edge of the sink, why not place your ring in a dish on the counter?
If you really want to keep your ring safe, you’ll want to have some sort of locket, box, or pillow on hand. Make sure you have one of these in your purse, in your gym bag, in your car, and wherever else you may jet off to.
Do Regular Maintenance Checks
This may sound like we’re talking about the roof of your home, but really, you should do regular maintenance checks for your ring. Prongs and settings can get bent out of shape over the years and while doing certain activities, so doing these checks can keep you from losing a stone before it’s too late. Some jewelers recommend going in for a prong check once a year to ensure perfection.
Clean Your Ring Regularly
You love your diamond now, so make sure to take care of it, so you love it later. Build-up of dirt, oil, or other grime will keep your stone from shining. And, luckily for you, cleaning a ring isn’t too intense. One trick is to drop the ring into a mug of warm water with a few drops of unscented soap or dishwashing detergent. Let it sit, then gently scrub, rinse, and pat it dry. And make sure to leave a note so no one dumps the contents of the mug down the drain!
We hope these easy steps to care for an engagement ring keep you in love with your ring and your partner for the rest of time!