Posted on Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at 11:27 am by Joe
First off, congratulations on your engagement! This is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times of your life. Now that your finger is adorned with engagement jewelry, you may never want to take it off! However, with the excitement of showing off the new bling, there are also certain practices to follow. Here are a few tips on how to keep that beauty sparkling for years to come.
Clean your engagement jewelry regularly. Although there are several commercial solutions to keep your diamonds sparkling, not all of these are safe for metals and various other gemstones. If you opt for one of these cleaners, be sure to consult with your jeweler first.
The other option is an easy at-home DIY that has been around for decades. By mixing a few drops of gentle dish soap with warm water, you’ll have yourself the perfect cleaner. Be sure to invest in a soft bristle brush to reach under the stone and in small spaces where dirt may get trapped. This type of cleaning is best done in a glass bowl over a counter, not the sink drain! Once clean, gently dry your rings with a soft cloth.
Wear your new bling constantly. Although we understand that you’ll never want to take that new shiny diamond off, sometimes it’s for the best. Wearing your ring in certain situations can cause damage to your band and prongs. For instance, gyms are one of the most frequently visited places that your jewelry should never see. Working out can put pressure on your ring, causing softer metals to stretch. Gyms are also the number one spot that jewelers see as a boxing ring. Banging your bands against equipment can dent and scratch bands, as well as loosen prongs. Loose prongs means lost stones. No, thank you.
Visit your jeweler regularly. Often people put their jeweler aside once they purchase their engagement jewelry. However, it’s a rule of thumb that you should have your rings inspected every six months. Your jeweler will check to make sure stones are secure and safe, and that all of the prongs are intact. While there, many jewelers offer complimentary professional cleaning, and possibly even metal polishing. Remember, your jeweler is your diamonds best friend.
For more helpful information on keeping your engagement jewelry looking its best, stop by and visit the team at Bonafine Jewelers. Located in Lexington, MA, our team of experienced experts can assist with all of your jewelry needs!