An engagement ring can easily be the most expensive and sentimental piece of jewelry a person owns. Naturally, we want to be very conscientious about taking proper care of this precious possession. And while engagement rings are delicate, they are especially prone to loss and damage because we do so many things with our hands every day. We’ve put together a simple guide with tips and tricks on how to take care of your engagement and wedding rings!
1. Insure Your Ring
Most jewelers offer some type of warranty with your engagement or wedding ring purchase, but those often only include cleaning, polishing, and perhaps the replacement of a lost accent stone. It’s a smart idea to look for a full insurance policy in case your jewelry is lost, stolen, or the center stone is damaged or lost. You can buy a policy specifically for your ring or add your ring to an existing homeowners or renters policy. Since engagement and wedding rings are often a hefty purchase, it’s important to protect your investment and never neglect to take this first step of engagement ring care.
2. Keep It Clean
Wondering how to take care of your diamond rings? Clean them regularly! Every three to four weeks, soak them in hot water with gentle dish soap and then scrub them with a soft toothbrush and rinse. Or, drop them in a jewelry cleaning solution and use the included brush to scrub away any debris. You can also take your engagement ring to a local jeweler for professional cleaning. This is also a great time to ask your jeweler to inspect your ring and make sure that all of the gems are safe and secure.
3. Know When To Take Your Ring Off
As part of everyday engagement ring care, it's important to remember that you should take off your diamond rings in certain situations. If you are gardening, exercising, or heading to the beach, your rings could potentially get lost or damaged. Also, be mindful of taking off your rings when you are cleaning to avoid harsh chemicals coming in contact with your precious gems.
4. Regular Maintenance
Consider taking in your engagement ring once a year to be cared for by a professional. At Taylor Custom Rings, we offer an extended two-year warranty that covers the following:
- Tightening of loose prongs and settings
- Replacement of missing accent stones (center stone not included)
- Rhodium plating for white gold rings
- Free certified appraisal
- Certificate of authenticity
After the extended warranty period expires, our jewelers can handle any engagement ring care and maintenance needs at a discounted rate for all Taylor Custom Rings customers.
6. Embrace The Ring Dish
Think of ring dishes as your new best friend! Keep them placed anywhere you might habitually take your ring off, such as in a bathroom, near the kitchen sink, and on your nightstand. They can help make sure that while you’re protecting your ring from getting damaged, it’s staying right where you can easily find it again!
Cherish Your Ring
The best way to cherish your engagement or wedding ring is by learning how to take good care of it! At Taylor Custom Rings, we’re here to help our customers find the perfect ethical engagement ring to celebrate their one-of-a-kind love story. If you have any questions about engagement ring care or your warranty, please contact us!