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Congratulations on your engagement! You may have questions about your new bling. When should you take it off? How do you keep it sparkling clean? HWJ is here to help! 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 a cleaning at your local jewelers. Day-to-day wear can cause the stone to appear dull over time, especially if it’s a stone other than a diamond. Activities like hand washing, cooking, baking, and shampooing your hair can leave residues on your ring that build up over time. This will dull the sparkle of your ring if you leave it on for these activities.

Luckily, a quick cleaning at your jewelers will make it look like new! This 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. Once you have some new bling on your hand, do your best to refrain from making a habit out of playing with it, especially 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, such as painting, crafting, housework, weight lifting, and gardening. Not only will wearing your ring during these activities dirty your ring, 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 secure 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 set your ring by the sink before hopping in the shower or while washing your hands. Accidents happen often no matter how careful you think you’re being. Place ring dishes around your home near sinks and other places where you often take off your rings to prevent loss without sacrificing convenience.

Published on:
December 23, 2019


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