Engagement Ring Care Guide
Engagement Ring Care from the Experts at Azzi Jewelers
An engagement ring is a valuable piece of jewelry, both in sentimental and financial worth. This high-quality ring requires the most pristine maintenance. Knowing how to properly care for your engagement ring will help preserve its quality over time. This guide from the experts at Azzi Jewelers will detail the most effective methods to care for your ring to ensure that it will be sparkling for years to come.
When Not To Wear Your Engagement Ring
There is a time and a place for everything, and this goes for engagement rings too. Make sure that your ring is in a safe place before partaking in hand-heavy activities or activities that involve moisture. Working out can damage the band of the ring and cause it to lose shape. Swimming and showering carry similar risks in that the ring can slip off the finger and be lost forever. Chemicals in the water or soap can dull the diamond and gemstones. Removing your ring before moisturizing, cleaning, and cooking prevents the risk of discoloration and build-up.
How To Clean an Engagement Ring at Home
For small touch-ups, it is possible to clean your ring at home. Common cosmetics like hairspray, perfume, and make-up cause build-up on the surface of the ring over time. In these cases, most rings can be easily cleaned by soaking them in warm water mixed with dishwashing soap for twenty to thirty minutes. Afterward, carefully brush the ring with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Repeat as often as necessary, ensuring that the ring is cleared completely of any soap residue and completely dry once done. Gentle cleanings with common household products are the best for DIY cleanings. Harsh chemicals, including certified jewelry cleaners, can damage the ring.
What Not To Use When Cleaning Your Engagement Ring
While it is true that diamonds are one of the strongest materials on Earth, there is still a risk of damaging the surface when scrubbing it. Avoid hard-bristled toothbrushes or scouring pads. When cleaning the ring, keep in mind that some chemicals might be good for the diamond and hazardous to the band and vice versa. It is recommended to thoroughly research any jewelry cleaners before you buy them. Abrasive chemicals like baking soda, powdered cleaners, and toothpaste can leave scratches across a band’s surface, especially if it is made of gold.
How Often Should You Clean Your Ring?
A good rule of thumb is to clean your ring once a week with a microfiber towel. This helps eliminate any buildup that might have occurred throughout the week. In addition, it is recommended to have your ring deep cleaned by a professional jeweler at least twice a year. The professional-grade products used can restore the ring to its former brilliance.
Professional Cleaning Services at Azzi Jewelers
Azzi Jewelers is Michigan’s premier jeweler and has served the Mid-Michigan area with professional cleanings and repairs since 2001. At our Lansing jewelry showroom, we provide expert services. Our professional staff will take exquisite care of your treasured piece by using quality products and professional techniques to restore the luster of your precious engagement ring. Contact us today to speak to an associate and learn more about our services.