How to Properly Care for Your Engagement Ring
Congratulations! You’re now the proud owner of a sparkling new engagement ring! With all the excitement, and constant staring at your newly crowned finger, comes a new arena of responsibility. From when to take off your ring, insurance, and how to properly clean your new ring, we’ve got the answers to all your burning questions!
Insurance is Key
If your ring is not already insured, now is the time to do so! There’s nothing more devastating than losing a stone or your ring altogether! If you have a homeowners or renters policy, it’s relatively easy to add an engagement ring onto the policy. Simply contact your insurance company and provide them with the necessary documents. They typically will need the appraisal documents so they can determine the level of policy needed to insure your ring. If your partner hasn’t had your ring appraised, you can contact a jeweler and they’ll take you through the necessary steps.
Know When to Take it Off
It may seem like you’ll never want to take off your ring but there are times you’ll want to take it off! To keep your ring safe from damage, it’s important to remove your ring whenever you’re cleaning with harsh chemicals, exercising (although I’m guilty of this!), showering, or working outside. This may sound like a lot, but the benefit is that many of these situations occur at home, meaning you can designate a spot to keep your ring. We highly recommend finding a small dish to keep your ring safe and sound!
But Also Keep it On..
There are too many scary stories of women leaving their rings in public restrooms. That’s definitely an area you’ll want to keep your ring on!
For maximum sparkle, but who doesn’t want a shiny ring, most experts recommend cleaning your engagement ring at least once per week. Luckily, this can be accomplished at home and the process isn’t difficult. All you need is warm water and a mild dish washing solution. Let the ring soak in this mixture for about 30 minutes before removing and lightly scrubbing with a soft baby-bristled toothbrush. Rinse under warm and pat dry with a soft cotton towel so you don’t scratch the diamonds or other semi-precious stones.
As your wedding approaches, you’ll definitely want to take it to a jewelers for a professional clean for maximum sparkle! As they’re cleaning it, ask them to check the prongs on the setting as well to ensure that your lovely stones stay in place.