An engagement or wedding ring is one of the most precious jewellery items you have. It’s only obvious that you will do everything to keep it looking as good as new. You can use a good-quality jewellery cleaning solution at home. From taking it to a professional to taking it off, your engagement ring care should be more than cleaning and polishing.
Here are some jeweller-approved tips for maintaining your engagement ring and other diamond jewellery:
Go for professional cleanings.
Most of the jewellers, provide free cleaning services. Not only will your jewellery be steam-cleaned but it will be examined to make sure the prongs are in place and be checked for diamond scratches and loose stones. Experts advise that having a professional clean up at least twice in a year is a great way to keep the structural integrity of your jewellery and keep it as sparkling as the day you first got it.
Use only mild cleaning solutions.
The experts say if you want to wash your solitaire diamond at home, you must soak it in a mixture of lukewarm water and mild dishwashing liquid for about half an hour. Then gently scrub it with only a soft bristle toothbrush. Also baking soda’s mild, non-abrasive characteristics makes it another great cleaner of metals and expensive stones. You need to only pour a little baking soda into the bowl and mix it well in warm water to make a soft paste. Then with your fingers gently rub the paste on the stones. Rinse it in warm water and dry with cotton cloth.
Get an insurance.
It’s good to have an insurance coverage for diamonds. It is emotionally difficult to replace your original diamond engagement ring, it’s safe to know that in case you lose it, you won’t have financial loses. Also getting insurance is very easy.
Stay away from chemicals.
Besides cleaning products, chemicals like in perfume, soap, lotion, and shampoo can add some residue to the jewellery and diamond, which will cause damage. Remember to remove your ring before using these or any other products that may contain harmful chemicals.
Check the weather.
Like cold weather can harm your ring, hot weather can make your fingers expand, and your ring may feel uncomfortable. Either way, it is good to leave your diamond ring at home when the temperature is bad outside. Keep away from rainwater that is often acidic due to air pollution. It will definitely cause harm to your diamond.
Don’t be careless.
Many activities put your ring at a higher risk of losing it. Like for example rowing. Or put your hands out of the car. Working at the basin without plugging it is also risky. Even many outdoor activities, like gardening, can make you lose your diamond ring. Thus, any situation that can make the ring dirty, or even lost, should be done removing it. Do not carelessly risk something so expensive and important to you out of sheer carelessness.