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Bride-to-be Tips: Engagement Ring Care

While you likely have spent hours (days, maybe?) searching for your dream ring, it’s still going to take some time getting used to that blinding new accessory on your ring finger. An engagement ring is typically a large investment and there are certain steps to take to ensure that it shines for years to come.

Resize It:

Despite their best efforts, your spouse-to-be may not have been able to have your ring perfectly sized to accommodate your finger. If your ring is slipping around, its important to get it resized as soon as possible – even if it means parting with your ring for a few days. Loose rings may fall off without the wearer’s notice and they will be prone to catching on other items which may cause damage to the ring and possibly the wearer.

Insure it:

While you may not want to think about something happening to your ring, insuring it is one of the most important things you can do as it will protect you in the event that it is lost, stolen, or damaged. Many large insurance companies offer personal item policies, so you may want to first check with your insurance provider. Otherwise, there are a number of insurance firms that specialize in jewelry.

Trust us, insuring your ring will pay off in the long run, even if its just for the added peace of mind. 

Take It Off:

Your engagement ring quickly feels like an old friend which can cause difficulty when it comes to taking it off. At the bare minimum, you should take your ring off when using chemicals or materials that may scratch the ring or cause wear and tear. 

If you regularly work out or tend to get your hands dirty, you may want to look into purchasing a silicone ring, such as a Qalo. These rings come in a variety of colors and styles and are incredibly durable which allows you to leave your precious jewelry at home while still declaring your love to the world.

Additionally, you should remove your ring when putting on lotion or using other products that could potentially clog and/or dull it.

Regular Cleanings:

The jeweler that the ring was purchased from may offer free or discounted cleanings, so we suggest contacting them to verify. Additionally, they should include a maintenance check to ensure that all of the stones are sitting properly and to identify any loose ones.

At-home cleanings are also beneficial in ensuring your ring’s longevity. While there are a number of ring cleaning formulas out there, be sure to check with your jeweler to verify what product would be best based off of your ring’s stone(s) and metal(s). 

By following these steps, you can ensure that your ring will have a life that is almost as long and beautiful as your love story.




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