Keep Your Engagement Ring Looking Great Over Time
Tips to Ensure Your Ring Continues to Look Great
Congratulations! You just got engaged and now you cannot stop admiring that beautiful engagement ring you have on your ring finger. We wouldn’t be able to stop either! You’re probably taking glimpses of it right now and admiring its beauty and how it looks when the light hits it.
We understand how important and special this ring is to you which is why we want to help you keep it looking amazing for the rest of your life. To help you, we have created 6 ways to make your new engagement ring look great to ensure your ring continues to sparkle the way it sparkled the first time it was placed on your ring finger.
If you want your ring to always look great, then you need an ideal place for it to be stored while you are not wearing it. By having a dedicated space where you can place your ring while you are not wearing it, it ensures that you will never lose it and it will always look as brand new as the day you received it. You could essentially use the box it came with to store it away when it is not in use, or you can purchase a jewlery box or a ring holder specifically for the ring. If you do not have a box or other storage means for it, then you can wrap it in a soft cloth to prevent it from becoming damaged and scratched. It’s also important to have a place to store it where you have to remove it such as the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom. If you have an easy storage place located in these places around your home then you won’t have to worry about losing it.
Keep it Clean
To keep your engagement ring shining and looking great, you will need to take care of it by keeping it clean. Although you can get your engagement ring professionally cleaned, you can also choose to keep it clean at home. There are plenty of methods to keep it clean and sparkling.
You will want to clean your engagement ring every week or every other week, depending on how dirty you think it gets while using it. To keep it looking its best, you can soak your ring in hot water with mild detergent. Let it soak for 15 minutes and scrub it with a soft toothbrush. Rinse and let it dry.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
To avoid damaging your ring, it is crucial to avoid cleaning with your ring to avoid getting harsh chemicals on it. The household cleaners that you use can make your home clean and looking good, but that same effect will not happen to your ring if these harsh chemicals get on it. These cleaners will actually break down some of the base metals in your ring and potentially leave scratches or other damages on the ring.
It is also important to avoid swimming while wearing your ring since the harsh chemicals, chlorine, will leave your once sparkly engagement ring looking dull and scratched. If you do take your ring to the pool, be sure to put it in a water-resistant bag to avoid it from becoming damaged, especially after you put your swimsuit back in your gym bag.
Know When to Take Off Your Ring
Although you will want to wear your ring all the time, and for good reason, there are times when you should take it off. For instance, you should avoid showering with your ring on since the soaps, shampoo and other products that you use can stick onto the surface of your gemstone. This layer of gunk on your ring will dull the shine of your ring over time and eventually it will not sparkle as much as it had when you first put it on. The ring will also require a lot more cleaning more often because of how dull it becomes, especially if you continue to shower with it on.
It is also imperative that you do not wash dishes with it on since the same will occur to the ring every time you wash dishes. Lastly, it is important to avoid wearing your ring while working out. If sweat gets on your ring, it can become stained due to the oils of our skin getting on it.
Do Not Touch the Stone
You probably can’t stop admiring your engagement ring even if it’s been months since you became engaged. Looking at your ring is fine, but touching your ring will only lead to problems. When you touch your ring often, you are putting the natural oils from your skin and dust on your stone which can stain it and eventually build up a layer of it on the ring. At the end of the day, be sure to wipe it down before taking it off.
Have it Professionally Cleaned
You may have been extra careful with your ring and attentive to cleaning it while you have had it. However, even our best efforts will not be able to prevent some small scratches and dents to show up on the ring. Everything we own is prone to eventually becoming a little damaged due to minor wear and tear. To keep it from becoming dull, you will want to take it to a jeweler to polish the scratches or add a fresh coat of rhodium to those rings that are white gold.
At Kobelli, we offer the best quality rings and other jewlery pieces for you and your special person. Our professional team can also offer great tips to ensure your shopping experience. Feel free to stop by or contact us to set up an appointment with our team.