Ring Care Guide
Your ring is undoubtedly one of your most prized possessions. The combination of the sentimental value and the monetary value makes it truly precious—and worth protecting.
1. Clean Your Ring
To keep your ring sparkling, clean it often to remove lotions, skin oil, and everyday dirt, You can have your ring cleaned at a jeweler’s (usually for free). Any brand-name jewelry cleaner is another good option.
2. But don’t remove your ring in public.
While it may be tempting to remove your ring while washing your hands in a public restroom, it could slide down the drain or you might forget it altogether.
Try to refrain from taking off your ring in public places. Plan in advance for workouts or manual activity by storing your ring safely at home before the day begins.
3. Protect Your Ring From Chemicals
It’s smart to take off your ring when you wash dishes, scrub the bathroom, or perform other tasks that require harsh chemicals or abrasive solutions often found in household cleaners. These can erode metal settings as well as dull they finish.
4. Use Caution When Swimming
Coldwater can make your fingers temporarily shrink, which means your ring has a better chance of slipping off when splashing around in the pool. Likewise, rough tides might knock it off during a romp in the surf.
5. Store your engagement ring safely.
If you’re not wearing your ring every day, or decide to leave it behind when you go on vacation, be sure you have a safe spot for your ring.
Choose a fabric-lined jewelry box with dividers, so you ring won’t rub against your other jewelry. Consider placing the jewelry case in a lockbox or a fireproof safe for extra security.