You’ve figured out how to clean your engagement ring, so now it’s just a matter of keeping it looking sparkly and brand new. We know your ring is absolutely lovely and you want to show it off whenever possible, but there are some activities that you may want to do ringless to help preserve its shine. Avoid doing anything that could cause excessive residue or buildup on the gemstone and band—or worse, could loosen or damage the stone.
Some of the activities you should definitely avoid doing with your ring on include:
- Cleaning, especially if you’re using chemical products.
- Cooking food, because germs, grease, and bacteria can seep into the mounting.
- Swimming in the pool, as chlorine can cause discoloration.
You’ll also want to take your engagement ring off if you’re working out or engaging in contact sports that could lead to a missing or damaged ring. On top of those activities, consider removing your diamond ring when you’re moisturizing or putting on makeup, as these products can create a film on your stone. The same goes for if you’re getting a manicure at the salon. Whenever you take your ring off, keep it in the same safe space each time, so you don’t have to worry about misplacing it in the process.
Because you wear your ring so often, remembering to take it off for the above activities may not come as second nature. If your ring is damaged over the course of normal wear and tear, you can rest assured there are options for repairing it to its original splendor. With a REEDS Jewelry Care Plan, a professional jeweler will repair chips and cracks in gemstones, as well as fix thinning or cracked ring bands. For your peace of mind, a care plan may be worth considering.
Understanding how to clean your engagement ring is an important responsibility that comes with the honor of wearing such a special piece of jewelry. If you’re the one popping the question, make sure you also check out our guide on how to buy an engagement ring. Then, learn about the four C’s of diamonds and figuring out ring sizes so you can pick a ring with confidence. When you have a full understanding of the care requirements for your engagement ring of choice, you’ll be able to help your partner keep it looking as fantastic as the day you proposed.
Regardless of which stage of the engagement or wedding process you’re in, this is an exciting time for you and your loved one, and happy days are ahead!