The Dos and Don'ts of Caring for Your Diamond Ring
There’s nothing that beats the feeling of being proposed to with a picture-perfect, drop-gorgeous diamond ring. And let’s face it; your engagement ring is perhaps the most expensive jewelry you’ll ever own. That’s why it pays to take care of it every day.
Today, we are going to walk you through a few nifty tips on how to care for your diamond ring. We shall cover both the dos and don’ts to help you keep it as shiny, safe, and sparkly as possible.
Do Take Out a Jewelry Insurance for Your Ring
Your diamond ring has lots of monetary and sentimental value to you. As such, it’s a no-brainer to insure it the first chance you get. After all, one slip-off is all it takes to lose your engagement ring for good.
Add the ring to your home’s insurance or take out a new policy with a reputable jewelry insurer. Either way, you can rest assured you’ll be compensated if you lose the ring or it gets damaged or stolen. However, you’ll need to furnish the insurer with a crystal-clear description of the ring, including its carat weight, cut, and metal as appraised by a certified jeweler.
Don’t Shower, Swim, Bathe or Clean with your Ring On
While diamond is the most robust substance out there, it’s the metal backing that you need to worry about. Its luster can be damaged by water and other cleaning agents, especially chlorine. You can take advantage of the box that came with the ring or install a ring stand in a strategic spot in your home. If it's already too late and damage was caused, it may be time for a diamond luster repair product.
Do Get your Ring Sized
Get the resized to fit your finger. The last thing you want is for your diamond right to slip off whenever you do something slightly strenuous. Nonetheless, there are a few things to keep in mind when getting the ring sized. For example, your finger shrinks in cold weather and gets swollen in hot places. The jeweler should take these and other individual factors into consideration to get the size just right.
Don’t Wear the Ring while Doing Strenuous Activities
Sure, rock-climbing, hiking, extreme sports, and other forms of strenuous activities are fun and good for your health. But, your diamond ring is better off left at home.
Do Get your Ring Inspected by a Certified Jeweler Once a Year
Though most vendors sell diamonds crafted to perfection, engagement rings tend to fall out of their setting. To ensure the integrity of your ring, get it inspected at least once a year.
These are just but a few tips on how to care for your diamond ring. Remember it all starts with buying your ring from reputable vendors who sell diamonds that are not only certified but also conflict-free.