When you first slip a diamond ring on your finger, the sparkle can seem to fill up a room. The right care and maintenance of your diamond ring will protect it from damage and keep it as brilliant as the first time it caught the light. Here are some tips to help you care for your diamond ring, so you can enjoy it for years to come.
Top 10 Tips To Properly Maintain Your Diamond Ring
1 — Regular professional cleanings. Dirt and oil will cloud your ring’s sparkle, making it dull. A professional cleaning will sweep away any residue that can dim your diamond, and it is a good opportunity to have it checked for any signs of damage. The professionals at Revolution Jewelry Works will give your ring a gentle cleaning and inspection.
2 — Check prongs and settings. Because your ring is on your busy hand, it gets subjected to a lot of wear and tear. Keep an eye on the prongs that secure your diamond, to be sure they aren’t broken or bent. If you find your ring snags on fabric, you should have the prongs checked by a professional.
3 — Purchase ring insurance. Insurance will give you peace of mind, knowing that your investment is protected in case your ring is lost, stolen, or damaged. To maintain accurate coverage, it’s important to have your ring appraised every five years.
4 — Maintain a consistent routine when taking off your ring. Never take your ring off in public. It is too easy to set it on a sink to wash your hands and leave it behind or lose it down the drain. If you know you’ll need to remove your ring in public for any reason, take it off before you leave home. Whenever you take your ring off, put it in the same place — preferably in a ring dish. Try not to get into the habit of leaving your ring in different places around the house.
5 — Do remove your ring for heavy hands-on activities. Things like sports, gardening, or moving heavy objects can be rough on your ring and your finger. Take off your ring and leave it in a safe place to protect it and your hand.
6 — Remove your ring when using harsh chemicals. Activities like painting or cleaning with harsh cleansing agents such as bleach can dull the finish on a ring and damage porous gemstones. Take your ring off and keep it safe.
7 — Avoid resizing. Be careful about resizing a ring, because it can impact how durable it is. If you can avoid it, don’t resize your ring more than once. Many women choose to stop wearing their diamond ring during pregnancy, using another ring until their diamond fits comfortably again.
8 — Consider a “backup” ring. You may want to wear a less valuable ring day-to-day if you have an active lifestyle. Keeping the ring with the highest sentimental and financial value safe at home will give you peace of mind.
9 — Protect your jewelry when traveling. Trips can be fun and exciting, but they also disrupt your regular routine. It is all too easy to take off your ring in a strange place and forget where you left it. Some activities, such as boating or swimming, make it easy for your ring to slip off your finger. This is an excellent time to use your “backup” ring and keep your valuable one safe at home.
10 — Properly store your ring when you’re not wearing it. It bears repeating: any time your ring is not on your finger, it should be kept in a secure place. If you always place your ring in a ring dish or jewelry box, then you can be sure you won’t leave it sitting beside the sink or on a table, where it can easily get lost.
With a little care, you can enjoy your ring’s sparkle and protect its value for years to come. We are always happy to clean and inspect your ring to help you keep it looking as beautiful as the day you got it.