If you've been given the engagement ring of your dreams, or have already tied the knot and wonder how you and your spouse should take care of diamond wedding bands, we have a few tips to ensure your jewelry stays as beautiful and sparkling as it was the day you bought it.
There are certain chemicals you should avoid, and steps you should take to ensure your ring stays in like-new condition for decades. Keep that dazzling diamond ring sparkling with these tips!
- First, NEVER take your ring off in a public place. Whether you're washing your hands in a public restroom or slathering lotion on your hands somewhere other than your own home, laying your wedding ring on the edge of a sink or anywhere else could be risky. You could simply forget to put it back on or worse scenario, it could go down the drain!
- Keep it sparkling with proper cleaning and secure with professional inspections. Some people swear that a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste works well to clean diamonds and other gems, but be careful what products you use. Some DIY methods are too harsh; the best idea is to visit The Wedding Ring Shop for your Complimentary Cleaning and Inspection every 6 months. Our trained expert staff will clean and polish your prized possession and check that the prongs are securely holding the diamond in place.
- Remove your ring and put it in a safe place when cleaning the house. Bleach, ammonia, and other harsh chemicals often found in cleaning products can dull your rin's finish and damage gems that are porous or colored, such as rubies or emeralds. You can find cute jewelry trays or trinket boxes at a local boutique.
- Working on a remodeling project? Never keep your diamond engagement or wedding ring on when working with tools such as hammers, pliers and screwdrivers. While diamonds are extremely hard, they can chip if knocked against hard materials.
At The Wedding Ring Shop, we have only the finest quality diamond engagement rings and wedding bands from such trusted designers as Hearts on Fire, Tacori and MichaelM, and many more. Schedule an appointment with your Wedding Ring Shop diamond consultant today to learn more.