A diamond ring is a symbol of love and union. Whether it is an engagement ring or a woman’s first investment, this expensive piece of jewelry must be given utmost care.
Caring for diamond rings do not have to be complicated. Since they are sturdy, just a few mindful routines can make it last for generations to come. Remember, diamond rings are excellent heirloom pieces.
Here are a few tips that you can incorporate in your daily life.
Determine the right situations to take it off.
Having something as beautiful as a diamond ring on your finger takes a lot of getting used to. Avoid removing it during hand washing, especially in public restrooms. The ring may remain on the finger during light chores such as dishwashing and cooking.
Go ringless for most outdoor adventures such as swimming in the beach. Fingers may shrink in size due to changes in body temperatures causing the ring to slip off the finger.
Leave the ring at home before heading off to medical tests such as CT scans or X-rays. The attendants will ask the patients to remove any jewelry during the procedure, anyway.
Regularly clean the ring.
Do not allow the ring to get dirty. Dirt will affect the diamond’s luster. It would be a shame not being able to showcase the brilliance of this beautiful piece of jewelry. Cleaning does not entail any particular chemical or process.
Prepare a mixture of mild dishwashing detergent or bath soap and water. Drop the ring and let it stand overnight. Gently brush the ring with a soft-bristled baby toothbrush. Then, rinse and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use any bleach or abrasive chemicals in cleaning. These substances may damage the metal parts of the ring.
Clean at least once a month. Make sure that you do it in a safe, uncluttered place.
Check the setting
Keep an eye on the setting of your ring. A setting is a metal that keeps your ring in place. Check the prongs if they are still of the same height. Shake the ring near your ears. If you hear anything, bring it to the jeweler for tightening.
Keep the ring in its proper place
Place ring dishes around the house. Make sure that there is one dish in areas that you are most likely to take the ring off. Place one in the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom.
Keep your gold diamond ring in a velvet-lined box when it is to be taken-off for a long time.
Avoid Touching the Center Diamond
Dust, dirt, and body oil can easily mask a diamond or any other stone. They can also make them hazy or cloudy. Make sure that you only touch the metal band when putting on or taking off the ring. Keep your hands off the stone to preserve its beauty.
A diamond is indeed a girl’s best friend. Just like a great friend, one must take proper care and nurture this precious piece of jewelry.