Engagement rings are beautiful and elegant because of how the metal band and center diamond ring complements well with each other. However, retaining the ring’s spark and shine must be accompanied by proper maintenance as well as keeping it safe from harm. This will ensure that your ring will always look as beautiful on the day that it was presented to you.
If you want to ensure that your ring doesn’t accumulate any damage, we have listed common scenarios that might cause it. Once you know what these things are, you can prevent these things from happening, and it will ensure that your ring retains its beauty for as long as it can.
You don’t clean it regularly – The best way to keep your ring shiny and sparkly is for you to clean it on a regular basis. You can use common home techniques, but you can also go for a jeweler because they can steam clean your ring free of charge. Just follow whatever technique feels more comfortable for you and make sure to do it on a regular basis.
You might be wearing it while you’re putting on lotion or other heavy creams – Thick creams and lotions can leave some residue on your ring thus making it look and feel dirty afterward. This might even cause the ring to become discolored if you are doing this too often. So before putting on any of these thick creams, make sure to take off your ring first.
You clean your bathroom and kitchen without removing the ring – The kitchen and bathroom have drains in it which is why it can be a risk if your ring falls into that hole because there’s a huge possibility that it can never be recovered in there. But apart from the drain, you also have to worry about the cleaning agents you use for cleaning the kitchen and bathroom because it may contain harsh chemicals that can cause damages to the ring.
You may think that it’s indestructible – It is important to always keep in mind that your ring is fragile. The ring can be fragile in so many ways such as getting damaged by a chipped band or a loose stone. With that, you should never let your ring experience any hard impact by any means.
You don’t bring your ring to maintenance appointments – You may think that your ring is in tip-top shape, but that isn’t always the case unless your jeweler can verify that claim. If your jeweler provides an annual maintenance appointment, make sure to book a schedule so that your stone is always secure and that the metal band doesn’t have any chips or cracks.
You wear your ring during any sports activities – If you are playing a sport that involves gripping hard objects such handling tennis rackets, it can cause some significant harm to your ring. Apart from that, swimming with your ring on is also not a good idea because cold water can momentarily shrink your fingers thus causing the ring to fall off quickly. So if you indulge yourself in any sport or physical activity, in particular, you should rather keep your ring in a safe place instead.