Congratulations on your engagement! Preparing to get married will bring you a world of firsts, like wearing a ring every day. You may have questions about your new bling, like when to take it off and how to keep it sparkling clean. Keep reading for tips on how to take care of your engagement ring!
Do: keep your engagement ring clean
You’ll be amazed at how shiny and new your engagement ring will look after getting it cleaned! Day-to-day wear can cause the stone to appear dull over time, especially if it’s a stone other than a diamond. Things like washing your hands, cooking, baking, running your hands under hard mineral tap water, and shampooing your hair in the shower all leave residues on your ring that can build up over time and dull the sparkle of your ring if you leave your ring on for these activities.
Luckily, a quick cleaning at your jewelers will make it look like new! Bringing your engagement ring in for a cleaning will also give your jeweler an opportunity to inspect your ring, make sure there are no chips or large scratches, and to ensure everything is tight in place.
Did you know?: Every engagement ring purchased at Henry Wilson Jewelers comes with unlimited FREE cleanings for life! Come in once a month, once a week, or every day!
Don’t: make a habit out of playing with your ring
We all have nervous habits. Some of us crack our knuckles or bite our nails, but once you have some new bling on your hand, do your best to refrain from making a habit out of playing with it, especially when out in public. All it takes is one slip for your ring to fall off your finger and end up lost between the car seats or on the floor in a crowded room.
Do: know when to take your ring off
Your ring is durable, but it’s best to take it off during “hands-on” activities like painting, crafting, housework, working out, and gardening. Not only will wearing your ring during these activities dirty your ring quicker but you may risk damaging your ring beyond repair. Play it safe and take your rings off for these activities and store them in a safe place.
Did you know?: You can purchase silicone bands to wear during activities where it may not be safe to wear your ring? Stop in to see our collection of sizes and colors for both men and women.
Don’t: set your rings by the sink
It’s tempting to want to take your ring off and set it by the sink before you hop in the shower or while washing your hands, but no matter how careful you think you’re being, you never want to risk losing your ring down the drain. To prevent this without losing convenience, place ring dishes around your home near all of your sinks and other places where you often take your rings off.