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The Do's and Don'ts of Engagement Ring Care

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Your engagement ring is one of the most significant and valuable pieces of jewelry you will ever possess. Take care of it now to ensure it looks great for the next 50+ years—and becomes an heirloom for future generations.

Have you been proposed to by your fiancé and are now the proud owner of a stunning diamond engagement ring? Or did they propose without a ring and you're currently in the market for a diamond ring to wear for the rest of your life? (Perhaps you were looking for engagement ring inspiration and became distracted by the thought of caring for your diamond engagement ring.)

Whatever the case may be, you want to safeguard your ring and ensure that it retains its luster and sparkle for the remainder of your years. Taking care of your ring ensures that no diamonds are dislodged or lost, and that it remains a permanently gorgeous, sparkling reminder of your love.

The (I) Do’s

Buy Insurance And Get The Ring Appraised

For many of us, a diamond engagement ring is one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry we own, and for the man who purchased it, it represents the most money he has ever spent on jewelry. Leave nothing to chance – we strongly advise you to insure your engagement ring against damage, theft, loss, or other mishap.

Additionally, you should have your ring appraised. Numerous policies require that you have your jewelry inspected and evaluated, as well as provide your insurer with a valuation certificate. Contact your insurer and inquire, as you may discover that it is not covered or is undervalued under your current policy. Diamonds on Diamond Registry includes an insurance valuation with every diamond piece we sell.

Last On, First Off.

While your engagement and wedding rings are intended to be worn daily, we recommend putting them on last before leaving the house and taking them off first upon return. Additionally, it is best to remove them prior to engaging in physical activities such as gardening, going to the gym, or performing heavy lifting.

Use The Professionals For Servicing

Diamonds are durable and resistant to scratches, which makes them ideal for everyday wear. However, it is critical to maintain a strong setting. While you can easily clean your diamond engagement ring at home, we recommend having it tested annually by a professional jeweller.

A jeweller will ensure that your ring is cleaned professionally with an ultrasonic cleaner, which safely and completely removes accumulated grime and dirt, restoring your sparkler to its maximum shine. Whether it's white gold, a warm rose gold, or platinum, they'll take care of the metal properly.

Additionally, the jeweller will inspect the setting for wear and tear, ensuring that it is securely holding the gems and that none of the stones have come loose. A loose setting is not always apparent to the untrained eye, and having your center stone or any of the surrounding stones fall out of the ring would be tragic.

At Diamonds on Diamond Registry, we provide lifetime complimentary cleaning on all jewelry purchased from us—there is no reason to skip it.

How To Clean Your Engagement ring At Home

Between jeweller visits, you can perform some basic at-home maintenance and clean your ring to keep your sparkler... sparkling. Brush it around and behind the stone with a soft, clean (unused) toothbrush after dipping it in a simple solution of soap and warm water. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to dry.

The Don’ts

Maintain A Safe Distance Between Your Ring And Harsh Chemicals.

When cleaning your engagement ring, avoid using harsh cleaning agents and keep it away from ammonia or other strong chemicals that could corrode the metal (especially true for rhodium plating). If you believe your ring requires more than soapy water and you are not prepared to seek professional assistance, purchase a reputable jewelry cleaner and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Never Remove Your Ring In A Public Place

You should avoid exposing your ring to chlorine or other harsh chemicals – this includes not wearing it to the pool on a regular basis. However, having a secure location to store your ring is critical. Therefore, leave your ring at home when using a public restroom, an office washroom, or a swimming pool locker room. If you need to remove it, store it safely (and discretely) in an inner compartment of your bag.

With a little tender loving care and awareness, your ring will remain beautiful for many years to come.

Bonus!

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