It took you a while to find the perfect match. Not your spouse, but that beautiful ‘bling’. The symbol of your undying love. Now it’s your turn to take good care of it. How do you ensure your wedding and engagement rings remain as brilliant, sparkly and shiny as possible? A slight chip can destroy the ring that carries such sentimental and monetary value. Take good care of your wedding rings and they’ll last a lifetime.
Here is everything you need to do to keep your precious symbol of love safe and in perfect condition.
Know when to take it off: Vigorous activities can make you chip the diamond or knock off the stone loose. Some chemicals can soil the ring and make it lose.
Always take off your rings when:
• Playing sports
• Performing handy work like gardening
• Cleaning the house
• Doing dishes or laundry
• Handling harsh chemicals like detergents and cleansers
Keep it safe: Invest in a jewelry box where you store your wedding rings. Don’t store the diamonds together with other pieces of jewelry to avoid scratching.
Take it to the jeweler for assessment: Depending on the quality of your wedding ring, the jeweler will recommend when to take the rings for checks. If the stone is rather big, it needs to be checked regularly to make sure it’s not loose and can’t fall off easily.
Avoid swimming with your rings on: There are some harsh chemicals in swimming pools that may discolor your gold or silver ring overtime. Avoid exposing your ring to the water in pools and spas.
Regular cleaning: Most jewelers offer to clean your ring free of charge as an after sales service. However, if you can’t make it to the jewelry store, there are some ways to clean your ring at home. For instance, if you have an emerald ring, clean it with a gentle detergent. You can also soak your diamond ring in a bowl of ammonia mixed with water.However, make sure you ask the jewelry store about the right method of cleaning your type of wedding ring.
Insure your wedding and engagement rings: Most importantly, have insurance for your wedding rings. If something happens, you need to be able to get a replacement.