Having an engagement ring that you love to wear is a great reminder of the commitment that you made to your spouse on your wedding day. Unless you are trying to convince your spouse to buy you a bigger diamond, you should do your best to take care of the ring that you currently have, but how?
Don't Sleep With It On
Sleeping with your wedding ring on may seem like the most natural thing to do, but if you want to preserve the ring and the diamond, you should consider taking it off before bed every night. With your diamond potentially getting snagged on sheets and blankets, it could cause them to become loose without you even knowing. Instead of sleeping with it on, keep it somewhere safe like in a jewelry box on your nightstand so that it doesn't get lost or stolen.
Clean It Regularly
Depending on the jeweler that you bought your engagement ring from, they may offer free cleanings for the lifetime of your ring. But if you're like most people you are responsible for cleaning your own. Try to take your ring in every couple of months for a professional cleaning and then clean it at home every couple of weeks. When cleaning your ring, get a ring cleaning solution that is specifically designed for diamonds and metals like gold; then soak it in the solution for a few minutes and use a gentle brush to scrub it clean.
Have It Inspected Regularly
Every year or so, take your ring into the jeweler that you got it from for an inspection. During the inspection, your jeweler will look for a variety of things including loose brackets, loose diamonds, and scratches. If they see anything that needs to be repaired, they can typically do it right then so that you don't have to worry about the problem if it worsens. If you notice that you are getting a loose diamond, make sure to take it into the jeweler right away so it doesn't fall out.
Taking good care of your engagement ring will help you make sure that it lasts longer. The great thing about all of the tips listed in this article is that they are easy to do and, if you get into the habit of doing them, you shouldn't have a problem remembering to do them. To learn more about engagement rings, reach out to a jeweler near you today.
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