Your engagement and wedding rings are two of your most valuable and regularly worn possessions, but daily wear and tear can take its toll on your jewellery.
How to care for your engagement and wedding rings
To keep your engagement ring looking as pristine as the day you were given it, you will have to clean it regularly. Wedding and engagement rings tend to get covered in hand lotion, oil, and everyday dirt. A quick and easy way to clean your jewellery is to soak your rings in a mixture of warm water with a small amount of dishwashing liquid, and then scrub gently with a toothbrush. When it comes to diamond rings in particular, you should soak your ring in a solution of warm water with a few drops of ammonia (note that this should only be used for diamonds as it is damaging to some other stones).
That being said, ring maintenance should also include a visit to your jeweller twice per year. This is vital as even the most secure diamond ring settings may loosen over time, especially if, as in the case of wedding and engagement rings, they are worn extensively. So, in order to avoid a hectic floor search for your precious stone, a jeweller visit is essential. In addition to making sure your settings are secured, your jeweller will also offer to clean your ring – giving it a professional sheen.
Finally, engagement and wedding rings are worn daily leading to exposure to common chemicals, such as hairspray and furniture polish, which can cause lasting damage to your rings. Chlorine, in particular, is highly damaging to diamonds as it can damage and discolour the mounting. Not only should you remove your rings while handling chemicals such as chlorine or hair dye, but you should also wear protective gloves and wash your hands vigorously before putting your rings back on.
Taking these steps will help to keep your engagement and wedding rings looking fantastic for many years. For further advice, or to get your rings checked over, contact Diamond Centre Brisbane today.
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