Although you may own various pieces of jewelry, one of the most valuable and emotionally resonant will be your engagement ring. This ring is a symbol of the undying love between you and your spouse, which means that you need to take excellent care of it.
At Mark’s Diamonds, we want our customers to maintain their engagement rings for decades, which is why we offer a lifetime warranty on our jewelry. We have also compiled a list of tips and recommendations for keeping your ring as beautiful as the day your spouse put it on your finger.
Know When and When Not to Wear Your Engagement Ring
Many people are tempted to wear an engagement ring at all times. However, there are plenty of times when removing your ring is much more prudent than keeping it on your finger, for example:
- Engaging in Heavy labor.
- Washing with chemicals.
- Engaging in messy or dirty work like gardening or food preparation.
Be smart and prudent about keeping your ring safe and out of harm’s way. Chlorine-based chemicals are particularly hazardous. So, take it off before using them. Also, some acidic foods can cause discoloration, and your body sweat and oils can tarnish the piece as well.
Have a plan of action for when and where to wear your ring. For example, removing it in public locations like bathrooms can be highly risky, as it is too easy to leave it somewhere by accident.
If you must take your ring off for an unplanned reason, put it somewhere safe where it cannot be lost or damaged. If possible, keep a small ring case in your purse for these unexpected occasions. In situations where you do not have a bag, find a spot where your ring will remain safe, such as an inside coat pocket, the small pocket in your pants or anywhere that it cannot fall out by accident or get stolen.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Whether your engagement ring is encrusted with dozens of dazzling diamonds or something a bit more modest, you want it to look its best at all times. Cleaning and wiping it down regularly is always a smart move. You can use a cleaning detergent like Mr. Clean and warm water to gently scrub a diamond with a soft bristle toothbrush, or you can use the cleaning detergent in an at-home ultrasonic cleaner to keep your ring looking perfect.
Engagement Ring Insurance
Engagement rings are inherently expensive and valuable. In some instances, rings with smaller stones may wind up losing some, particularly during vigorous exercise or manual labor.
Fortunately, you can insure your ring with your regular insurance company. Talk with your agent as soon as possible about adding the ring to your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy. Do not delay, as you never know what can happen.
There are plenty of reasons to get an engagement ring resized. However, you need to be smart about it. Your finger width can fluctuate based on a variety of factors. Weather, weight change and the time of day can all influence how your ring fits.
At Mark’s Diamonds, we take resizing seriously. We will work with you to find the right shape so your ring fits perfectly all year round. If it is too loose, you risk losing it, as well as putting extra wear and tear on the setting and the ring itself. If it’s too tight, it will be uncomfortable, and it can become hard to remove it when necessary.
Contact Us Today
Caring for your engagement ring is a crucial step. Let our knowledgeable and friendly staff help you. We are here to make sure that all your jewelry is stunning and effortless to wear.
At Mark’s Diamonds, we highly recommend getting your engagement ring professionally cleaned every six months. We will take care of all maintenance, including an ultrasonic soak and steam cleaning as needed. We can also polish the ring so that it shines as brilliantly as the day it was made.book your jewelry cleaning and repair appointment today!