5 ways to care for your engagement ring this summer
From tanning by the pool to swimming in the ocean, the summer can be a difficult time for your diamond engagement ring. We got you covered this summer with some tips on how to keep your jewelry clean and safe from beach trips and sun exposure.
Diamonds are one of the hardest substances on the earth, but your diamond jewelry is still prone to breaks, cracks and chips. There are certain, dos and don’ts of taking care of your diamond engagement ring if you want to ensure that it remains as spectacular as it were when you first set your eyes on it. You must have spent several years or months dreaming about the moment when the love of your life would propose with the perfect engagement ring. Taking proper care of your diamond engagement ring or diamond jewelry will ensure that it remains safe and sparkling. With this care guide, you will be able to keep it in its original condition forever.
Chips and scratches are more likely to happen if you wear your ring to the beach or in the water. You’re better off leaving it at home (in a safe place of course) and wearing a rubber ring instead. It can get discolored in the water, you can chip it, or worse leave it behind.
GET IT CLEANED
Summertime is the perfect time to get your ring cleaned! You can do some regular at home cleaning with a toothbrush during the next three months. Be gentle and use a mixture of hot water and gin to make it shine again. The best course of action would be to take your diamond jewelry to your jeweler and have it steamed cleaned at the end of summer.
SUMMER CLEANING – JEWELRY FREE
We know it’s a great time to get those projects done that you’ve been putting off, but please keep your ring away from any harsh chemicals! Whether it is a washing detergent, bleach, or as innocent looking as a perfume or an anti-aging serum. All of these will be equally dangerous to the gemstone, as they all contain chemicals.
SCHEDULE A SUMMER VISIT TO YOUR JEWELER
Make an appointment this summer monthly appointment from your jeweler to have them assess your diamond jewelry or diamond engagement ring before any big trips or events. They can identify if the prongs are tight enough or if any of the diamonds in your diamond jewelry were becoming lose or if the shank or clasp is in pristine condition or not. An allover check-up and maintenance of your diamond jewelry is essential.
KEEP IT IN SATIN AND SILK IN-LAID BOXES
Don’t put your diamond engagement ring among hard objects and avoid knocking it against any hard or flat surface. Although diamonds are one of the hardest substances on the planet, a professionally cut and polished diamond is susceptible to chipping and can become dull.
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