Your engagement ring is one of your most memorable pieces of jewelry. It represents the day that your life changed, where you began your journey with your partner to a new chapter of your lives together. Whether your ring is yellow gold, white gold, diamonds, or emeralds, taking care of your ring will ensure that it will be with you throughout your lifetime. Diamonds are known as the hardest natural material on Earth. Still, even under the right circumstances, they can be broken, chipped, or scratched. Platinum and gold are both durable, but they can also both experience wear throughout the years. Although this means that you don’t have to worry right now about what can happen over time, there are ways to help your ring out now.
Your life is a constant flow of activities, events, and movement. All of that can bend your band regardless of the metal type. Be careful with other jewelry coming in contact with your ring. Prongs may rub against each other, causing friction that could lead to prong damage and the metal’s misshaping. That also means that you should take your ring off at times. Showering can be okay but don’t have your ring on while running your fingers through your hair, through sponges or scrubbers. In small amounts, cleaning agents and lotions will not damage your ring, but it could cause the finish of your ring to wear off quicker in excess. Even while you sleep, the fabric can easily get caught and damage small prongs.
You may be thinking that cleaning your ring will help you out, and you are not wrong about that! If not cared for properly, the diamond’s properties make them sticky and prone to attracting surface grime that needs to be cleaned off. However, there are still tips to keep in mind. Soak your ring in a jewelry cleaning solution, talk to one of our exceptional Joyce’s employees for some of our favorites. If you haven’t bought one yet, a cup of hot water with mild soap can do the trick for a few minutes. Once completed, use a soft toothbrush to clean the ring’s underside where a lot of dirt tends to build up.
Before you leave Joyce’s Jewelry with your new ring, ask about our insurance. Life is messy, and there is always something to do, so you might not always have your ring on your mind. That is what insurance is for! Let that cover you in the event of theft, damage, or loss. It can also take care of smaller needs such as repairs for those bumps in the road. Another tip that can help with all those activities is making sure that your ring fits. If there is too much extra space, your ring will be moving around more, which will cause additional stress to the band. That makes it easier for it to bend and tiny beads holding a pave set diamond to become loose.
Your engagement ring is there as a physical reminder that your love is everlasting. Talk to one of our experts on what you should be aware of in the future. It might be one small change to your everyday life that makes a big difference in your ring’s future.
Contact Joyce's Jewelry today to find the perfect ring for you. We can't wait to help you fall in love this season!