Everyone knows that diamonds are the most durable substance on Earth. That goes for that precious diamond you proudly boast on your finger as well. But even though nothing can scratch a diamond but another diamond, the rest of your ring is not as durable. The metallic base of the ring could easily get scratched or discolored if you use certain chemicals around it. The prong holding the ring might also get loose and you might lose the precious gemstone for good.
In this article, we bring you several tips on how to properly care for your diamond engagement ring.
Cleaning the Ring
The best way to clean your ring is to let it soak in a warm water and dishwashing soap solution for 20 to 40 minutes. Afterwards, use a soft toothbrush to gently clean it under running water. Repeat until you’ve cleaned all the blemishes.
When cleaning your ring keep away from household cleaners like acetone, bleach or chlorine as they can discolor the metal base of the ring. Also stay away from abrasive cleaning products like baking soda or toothpaste.
Wearing the Ring
When picking up the ring, don’t pick it up from the diamond, but the band instead. This way you’ll avoid the buildup of the natural oil on your fingers forming around the diamond. This might result in the stone becoming loose.
It’s common knowledge that you should avoid wearing the diamond when working with harsh chemicals like cleaning agents or hair dye as they can cause irreparable damage.
Finally, don’t take off your ring in public, when washing your hands for example, as you could easily lose it or it could get snitched right in front of you.
As we previously mentioned, the only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond. Therefore, if you happen to have two diamond rings in your jewelry box, you need to be careful how you store them, Additionally, your diamond ring can also scratch other, softer gemstones in your collection, so you have to be careful about that as well.
The best way to store your diamond engagement ring is to keep it in a leather pouch or wrap it in a soft fabric cover to prevent the ring or other jewelry from coming to harm.
A good way to prevent the prong from getting loose when you least expect it is to schedule a routine appointment with a reputable jeweler to have the ring inspected annually. If you notice the diamond is starting to get loose or that your white gold is starting to yellow, you should do this even sooner so the jeweler can repair it.
If you want to protect your diamond ring from damage, theft or any other unforeseen circumstances, the best way to do that is to get an insurance policy for the ring. This type of insurance is similar to a car or home insurance, except that it covers your ring. If your ring is damaged or stolen you can use the insurance to get reimbursed for it or even get one exactly like it.
To schedule ring maintenance, reach out to Leo Hamel Fine Jewelry & Engagement Ring Store at 1851 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110, USA; 619-299-1500