If you've recently scored the diamond engagement ring of your dreams, you're likely on cloud 9! Whether your ring is an oval, halo, or diamond cut, you'll want to do some research on how to take care of your ring to help it look sparkly and new for years to come. The best engagement rings in Chicago should be cared for daily to ensure they last.
Here are some dos and don'ts of taking care of your circular or oval diamond engagement ring.
Do Purchase Insurance
If your significant other hasn't already purchased insurance for your engagement ring, this is something that should be implemented as soon as possible. This will protect your huge financial investment in the case that the center stone falls out, or if the ring becomes damaged, stolen, or lost. It's ideal to get insurance for all of your fine jewelry for added peace of mind.
Don't Touch the Center Stone
The focal point of your engagement ring is the center stone. Although it's tempting to touch it and play with it, it acts as a magnet for dirt and grime. Doing so may cause the center stone to become cloudy or hazy. If you need to take your ring off, grab it by the band.
Do Keep It Clean
It's ideal to keep your ring as clean as possible to ensure it shines and stays intact. Before you grab a random household cleaner to restore the shine, make sure to look up if it will damage your ring.
Don't Wear It During Hands-On Activities
Whether you're going to the gym, applying a fresh coat of paint to your living room, or gardening, you'll want to remove your ring beforehand to keep it intact. You can use your best judgment to make case-by-case decisions, however, in general, it's never a bad idea to take it off if you are hesitating.
Do Get It Professionally Cleaned Before the Wedding
If your big day is coming up, visit a jewelry store like ours to get your ring professionally cleaned. We have access to high-tech cleaners that will restore the sheen and beauty of your ring.
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