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Dos and Don'ts of Caring for Your Engagement Ring

January 24th, 2018

Brides and Engagement Rings

For the fairytale couple wanting to keep their engagement rings and wedding bands looking as bright and brilliant as when first purchased, our expert bridal staff at Albert's Diamond Jewelers have prepared a few tips on how to maintain that first-day-glow for a lifetime!

Do Keep it Clean!

Regardless of how cautious you are with your bridal jewelry, everyday wear will inevitably cause some dirt, skin oils, and lotions to accumulate on your ring's setting and band. One simple way to deal with this is to remember to clean your ring from time to time.

Our bridal experts recommend that you take your rings to an expert jeweler—such as Albert's Diamond Jewelers—for a comprehensive cleaning at least twice a year, but in between visits there are plenty of ways to clean your ring without damaging it.

For example, you can soak your ring in warm, soapy water and scrub it gently with a soft toothbrush or purchase a brand name jewelry cleaner for a sparkly clean finish!

Don't Take if Off in Public!

At Albert's, we've heard more than our fair share of tragic stories of customers who have lost their rings by taking them off in public places. While washing your hands in a public restroom is a must, try avoiding situations where you might have to take off your ring, as this will reduce the risk of leaving your ring behind or losing it down the drain.

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Do Plan Regular Check Ups!

One of the most important steps you can take in the care of your engagement ring and wedding band is to schedule regular appointments with your local jeweler. As suggested above, we recommend visiting Albert's Diamond Jewelers at least twice a year to check any possible problems including loose stones, cracked bands, damaged prongs, or other potentially serious issues.

In addition to a comprehensive check-up done by our bridal experts, at either of the Merrillville and Schererville locations of Albert's Diamond Jewelers, our staff is able to perform complete, deep cleaning of your jewelry that will help prolong the life of your bridal rings.

Don't Expose the Ring to Harsh Chemicals!

Last, when dealing with harsh chemicals such as bleach, cleaning products, and other tough chemicals, try to take off your ring and storing it in a safe place until you're done. Even everyday chores like washing the dishes, gardening, and general cleaning can wear down the finish and damage the settings of your engagement rings.

Additionally, certain activities can also hurt the integrity of your prongs or scratch the precious metal of your band. When participating in sports, swimming, or general exercise, consider taking your engagement ring and wedding band off and keeping it in a safe place.

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Find More Helpful Tips at Albert's Diamond Jewelers!

With over 100 years of diamond and fine jewelry experience, at Albert's Diamond Jewelers we are fully committed to continued customer satisfaction. Our expert staff is skilled at matching guests with their ideal engagement ring, wedding band, timepiece, or fashion jewelry, as well as are happy to offer expert advice on how to maintain natural glow of all items purchased in our Merrillville and Schererville, Indiana showrooms.

For more information on our entire selection of fine jewelry items, visit AlbertsJewelers.com, call 800.946.1491, or visit our knowledgeable staff in person at our Merrillville or Schererville, Indiana showrooms.