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Congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time in your life and relationship!! Now that you have that beautiful ring on your finger, you may be wondering what you’re supposed to do with it. Today we are talking about how to care for your engagement ring.
Why should you take extra measures to care for it? Isn’t just keeping it safely on your finger good enough? Well, if you care for your ring properly, you can keep that pretty diamond sparkling longer, shining brighter and always ready to show off. Also, it’s a pricey investment and worth knowing how to take care of it properly.
The best way to keep your pretty ring sparkling is to make sure that you clean the diamond. There are cleaning solutions and pens out there that you can use. But really the best way to clean it is with your own home solution. Simply add a small amount of dishwashing soap in warm (almost hot) water. Let your ring soak for about 20 to 40 minutes. Then gently brush the stone with a very soft toothbrush. Simply rinse it with warm water and pat dry. ***Please be sure that you keep your ring well away from the drain while you are cleaning it!
Take your ring off when you are showering or washing your face. Make sure that your ring is put on last. After you have applied all your lotion, makeup, and hair products. This will prevent product build up to smudge and dull your diamond.
You are probably careful not to just leave your ring lying around. But to be sure to protect it from getting lost or damaged, we suggest finding a safe place to store your ring when it’s not on your finger. One of our favorite ring boxes are the velvet boxes made by The Mrs. Box.
Its good practice to take your ring to a professional jeweler at least once a year to have them check for any loose prongs or worn mountings. They can also shine your ring for you while they are taking a look at your ring. You can take your groom’s ring in too to have it shined and even have some of the scratches buffed.
Seriously. Do it. You may not feel like it’s necessary, but trust us, it’s worth it. While you may assume that your homeowners insurance policy will protect your ring and any other fine jewelry, think again. Many homeowner policies only provide limited coverage, which could lead to you paying a lot out of pocket if something were to happen to your ring. Since we never know what can happen, it’s always better to be safe than sorry and purchase a tailored insurance policy.