Not only are they a sincere sign of the commitment to come, but they are also often one of the more expensive items worn every day, so it is important to keep them clean.
Here are a few tips to help ensure the longevity of such an important piece of jewelry.
How to Clean Your Engagement Ring at Home
While it may be best to regularly get your engagement ring cleaned professionally, you can clean it gently at home too.
Never use abrasive materials, as harsh materials could easily lead to scratching or damaging the engagement ring.
- Fill a small bowl with warm water and mix in any mild liquid detergent.
- Brush (an old toothbrush will work perfectly!) your engagement ring gently with a small soft brush, taking care not to scratch the metal and diamond.
- Rinse thoroughly under water and pat dry with a soft lint-free cloth.
In between cleanings, store the ring in a dry, clean, dust free, and room temperature location away from sunlight.
Keep Your Engagement Ring Away from Potentially Harmful Factors
Since engagement rings are worn every day, they can easily start to appear dull and worn over time.
To help preserve its shine, remove the ring before showering, applying cosmetics, lotions, or perfumes, as they can affect the natural brilliance and cause scratches to start to appear on the metal band.
It is also important to remove your ring when conducting specific tasks, including exercising, gardening, playing sports, or any vigorous activities that include the use of your hands. This will help prevent damage to the stone(s) and the band.
As time goes on, check the ring for any warning signs of vulnerability, including loose stones or prongs, so you can take preventive measures to get the ring repaired before losing a precious and expensive stone.