An engagement ring is probably one of the best gifts that a guy will give to his favorite girl because it means that she’s the one he’s going to marry and be with for the rest of his life. With that description alone, taking good care of your engagement ring is important since it is the material thing that symbolizes his love for you.
In taking care of your engagement ring, there are do’s and don’ts associated with it because there may be some things that can easily ruin its appearance. You also would want to ensure that it remains sparkly and shiny for many years to come. So for you to take good care of it, check out these do’s and don’ts.
Do apply for insurance – If ever your engagement ring gets stolen, damaged, or lost, it is ideal that you have insurance to protect your financial investment. You should also have it appraised every 5 years since the cost of precious metals, and diamonds go up from time-to-time. If ever you lost something that was appraised a decade ago, its insured value will be lesser than its actual replacement cost.
Don’t take off your ring in public – If you’re in a public bathroom, it is important to wash your hands right after. While washing, avoid the temptation of removing your engagement ring while you’re lathering your hands. There’s a possibility that you’ll forget your ring on the sink or worse, you might drop it down the drain. There are lots of risks involved so avoid taking it off at any cost.
Do maintain cleanliness on your ring – Cleaning your gems is the right thing to do especially if you want it to retain its shine and spark for years to come. You should also note that not all cleaning products are ideal to be used on your precious accessory as it may contain chemicals that could harm it. If you want to do it at home, using hot water, soft toothbrush, and gin will do the trick. But if you want it to be expertly and thoroughly cleaned then you can bring it to a jeweler for steam cleaning. The important thing is, your diamond ring has been cleaned well.
Don’t use harsh chemicals on your ring – When you’re cleaning using harsh chemicals, you must remove your ring first to avoid contact. Cleaning agents such as bleach can dull your ring’s finish and can harm porous colored gemstones. If ever it gets in contact with those chemicals, make sure to remove it then rinse with water right away and wipe it dry. However, you should always remember to take it off next time you are cleaning with such cleaning agents because a continuous exposure to those chemicals may cause degradation on your ring over time.
So if you want your ring to last for a long time then make sure that you follow these do’s and don’ts. You can guarantee that it will be there long enough to last a lifetime.