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9 Don't Do With Diamond Rings

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Diamond rings are expensive and require special care.

For this reason, diamond ring owners should know what not to do while wearing their rings to protect their investment and keep their diamond rings in top condition for years and generations.

1. Dishwashing

The long-standing animosity between kitchen drains and diamond rings is just one reason to remove or protect your rings before washing the dishes. Dish soap's harsh chemicals and dyes, as well as the stones' sparkle, can damage your diamond rings' metal surfaces.

Cleaning your dishes with scouring sponges can damage the finish on your diamond rings. Remove your diamond rings when washing a full sink or just a few plates and cups.

Wear heavy-duty vinyl gloves to protect your diamond rings from scratches.

2. Hand Soap

Remove your diamond rings whenever you're near a sink and wash your hands. Dish soaps contain the same dyes and chemicals as hand soaps, so remove your diamond rings before washing your hands.

If you wash your hands frequently, a small jewelry dish by the sink may help keep your diamond rings safe.

3. Bath And Shower

Hand washing and showering without diamond rings is standard.

Hand soap additives are found in body soaps, shampoos, and conditioners. Worse, these chemicals can leave residue on the diamonds, reducing their brilliance and quickly dulling them.

4. Hand Lotions

Women wearing diamond rings should not wash their hands or shower.

Hand soaps are made from the same ingredients as body soaps. Worse, chemical residue on diamonds can dull their luster and cause them to fade quickly.

5. Makeup

Women should also be cautious when applying makeup. Even if it doesn't appear to be a problem, powdered eye shadow or blush can quickly dull your diamond ring's stones.

Makeup liquids like foundations and concealers can build up a foul film on diamond ring settings and facets. Disposable makeup removers and facial cleaners can damage diamond rings. Keep your diamond rings out of your morning and nighttime beauty routines.

6. Stepping Out Of The House

With the weather warming up, swimming is the best way to cool down.

This is a no-no with diamond rings. Diamond rings should not be worn while swimming, whether in a backyard pool or the ocean.

Swimming, in addition to the chemicals and other water content, is a common way for diamond rings to come loose. If the diamond rings fall off while swimming, they are unlikely to be recovered.

Diamond rings should be kept at home or in a safe place before diving.

7. Gardening

Summertime hobbies include gardening and yard work.

Wearing diamond rings while doing either of these is prohibited. When doing both, dirt and yard debris can get into diamond ring settings. Some activities expose diamond rings to chemicals like fertilizers, which can damage the finish and the diamonds within.

Even if gardening gloves are worn to protect the diamond rings from certain exposure, the impact from various tools and lawn equipment may damage them. So, if you're going to be working in the yard or garden, leave the diamond rings inside.

8. Sports

Next on the list of things not to do while wearing diamond rings is sports.

Sporting activities can be physically demanding, making diamond rings inappropriate. In sports, high levels of physical contact can damage diamond rings.

If the diamond ring setting is damaged, the stones may fall out and cause a tragic loss. Athletes' bodies naturally produce a lot of sweat, which gets mixed with dirt and oils.

This causes the metal and stones to become duller and requires more frequent diamond ring cleaning. Diamond rings should be left at home or in a locker after the activity.

9. Diamond ring Shopping

To be honest, shopping for new diamond rings (or anything else) while wearing your current ones is a bad idea.

So leave your diamond rings at home when you go shopping or browsing. There are many reasons.

A retail jeweler's inventory of diamond rings must be protected at all costs. Providing excellent client service is also a top priority. An employee may have difficulty distinguishing between store-owned and customer-owned diamond rings if customers bring their own diamond rings and then try on a variety of new diamond rings.

Trying to sort out whose diamond rings are whose in front of a customer while also maintaining appropriate customer relations can put a clerk in an awkward position.

While it may seem unlikely, many professional jewel thieves use this exact method to steal diamond rings from jewelers worldwide.

Most people will go to a store that sells expensive diamond rings and ask to try on a variety of rings, regardless of price. For now, their attention will be on the diamond rings they already own, which are usually fakes or low-quality copies.

Whenever the clerk is distracted, they will exchange their current fakes for the expensive diamond rings on display. When the clerk returns the display case to the counter, they may not notice that the thief has replaced one or more expensive diamond rings with fake diamond rings.

It's best to leave your existing diamond rings at home when shopping for new ones to avoid suspicion.

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