Without a doubt, your engagement ring means a lot to you. Not only is it a symbol of love, dedication, and commitment between you and your significant other, but it also looks stunning on your ring finger. This is why you want to keep your diamond ring polished and clean to maintain that sparkle for as long as you can.
This article will be your guide to maintaining and caring for your diamond engagement ring from cleaning it at home to learning what things to avoid to keep it safe.
Cleaning Rings At Home
It is natural for your ring to be stained by cosmetics such as hairspray, makeup, perfume, and lotion. That being said, you can clean your precious diamond ring at home simply by mixing warm water with dishwashing soap. Make sure that you don’t use products that are moisturizing as they can create a film on the ring, and that is something you really don’t want to deal with.
Here are steps you can do:
What to Avoid When Cleaning
To avoid damaging your diamond ring, it is imperative that you avoid certain products when cleaning it. These include household cleaners that contain chlorine, bleach, and acetone as they can break down some of the base metals in your ring. Moreover, other harsh products that you should never use to clean your ring are toothpaste, baking soda, and powdered cleaners. These products can damage and scratch metals, especially gold.
When to Clean Your Ring
To keep your ring looking polished and new, you should clean your ring once a week so that all the oil and buildup can be kept at bay. That being said, you should still take your ring to be cleaned by a professional at least once a year. If you engage in a lot of outdoor activities or any places that are exposed to dirt and oil, then you should get it professionally cleaned even more often.
Beware of Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaning Machines
Ultrasonic jewelry cleaning machines are able to give your ring the sparkle effect that you want. However, they do so by rapidly sending vibrations through the water and cleaning solution, and it is this forceful movement that may cause your stones to loosen or even break off!
In addition, some of your tiny stones may even fall out in the machine without you even knowing. Therefore, if you have an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner at home, be extra careful when cleaning your jewelry by yourself and always thoroughly inspect it afterwards to make sure that no stones fell out in the process.
How to Avoid Getting Your Ring Dirty
Keeping Your Rings Safe
Rings are quite small, meaning that they can get lost quite easily. If you don’t want to misplace your ring, here’s what you need to do:
Do you have questions or concerns? Better yet, do you have other suggestions with regards to caring for your fine jewelry? We'd love to hear from you! Feel free to comment down below. 😊
@Diane Thank you! We’re certain she will find the perfect one for herself! If you need any assistance, we’d be more than happy to be of help. Stay safe and healthy! :)
Very nice guide. I have shared with my daughter who is looking to get married after things settle down. Hope she is able to find a great ring :)
Marilyn Hi! We understand that mailing a high-value item such as your engagement ring can be nerve-wracking which is why all of our shipment is fully insured for everyone's peace of mind. Please, send us a message at infokobelli,com and we’d be more than happy to assist you with this. Stay safe and healthy!
My engagement ring has 1 prong that catches on everything. I need to get it fixed but hate to mail it. I’ve had it a little over a year. I don’t wear it when working outsude, bathing, or cleaning. It was this way when I got it.