Wear with Care
All jewelry is subject to being worn down by wear. It's always advised that you avoid exposing your jewelry to harsh chemicals, such as chlorine or cleaning agents. As a general rule, you should remove your jewelry before engaging in physical activity. If you remove your jewelry before hitting the gym or playing sports or cleaning house, it'll eventually become a habit. Over time, perspiration can tarnish and damage your ring.
Saltwater, certain perfumes, and silver polish may harm your ring as well. If you're going to be visiting the beach, it's a good idea to remove your ring beforehand. While silver polish is commonly used to clean silver items, it's not recommended for your Diamond ring. If you're careful with where and when you wear your ring, you should be able to avoid any unnecessary harm.
As noted above, you shouldn't use silver polish to clean your Diamond engagement ring. Instead, you should use mild soap, lukewarm water, and a soft, small toothbrush. The bristles on the toothbrush are ideal for cleaning jewelry that has small details that are otherwise challenging to clean. If you're having difficulty removing dirt or grime, you may soak the jewelry in clean water. However, that's not recommended for jewelry that has pearls.
A silver-polishing cloth can be used to help return some luster and shine to your Diamond ring. However, it won't remove scratches. For the best cleaning, you can have an authorized Diamond retailer clean your jewelry professionally. It's the easiest and surest way to return your Diamond ring to its natural beauty.
Polishing is performed similarly to cleaning. Instead of a toothbrush, you need to use a soft cloth. You can buy polishing cloths to use with your Diamond engagement ring. Dampen the cloth with lukewarm water, add a small amount of mild soap, and gently rub the jewelry. After that, rinse the ring with clean water. That should help to remove any excess soap that remains. Pat the ring dry with a soft cloth. If necessary, you can soak the ring for 5-10 minutes.
Always store your jewelry away from sunlight and heat. A lined jewelry box or tarnish-resistant pouch are your best options. They're specifically designed to store jewelry, and they're available at most jewelry stores. Otherwise, you can use a plastic bag that's made of Mylar or polyethylene. Avoid using anything made of polyvinyl; it contains sulfur, which can tarnish your Diamond ring. Never keep your jewelry in the bathroom. It's not a good idea to constantly expose your jewelry to moisture. Gift boxes aren't designed for long-term storage, so you shouldn't rely on them for an extended period.
If you care for and store them correctly, Diamond rings in Lansing, MI, can retain their shine and beauty for many years. For more information about diamond engagement rings call the diamond experts at Azzi Jewelers (517) 332-7900 to learn more. Servicing: Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, Grand Ledge, Dewitt, Jackson and other surrounding areas.