How to Properly Care for Your Engagement Ring
Want your engagement ring to look brand new for years to come?
At Devon's Diamonds & Decor, we can help you keep your diamond engagement ring as shiny and bright as it was the day you put it on your finger. with the following tips:
HAVE YOUR RING INSURED
- Pictures. Take close-up pictures of your ring.
- Appraisal. You should have received an appraisal when you purchased your ring (if not, request one). Appraisals generally satisfy insurance company requirements for jewelry riders appended to homeowner's policies. Keep it somewhere safe as you'll likely need it when looking to insure your jewelry.
- Current Appraisal. Keep in mind that the value of your jewelry can increase over time. It is important to obtain a current appraisal every 2-3 years and update your policy when the value of jewelry changes to ensure adequate coverage with your insurance company.
- Receipt. Keep a copy of your purchase receipt on your computer or in a safe.
After you feel confident that your new engagement ring is fully protected, you can focus on how to care for your diamond ring to ensure it keeps its quality for as long as possible.
HAVE YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING PROFESSIONALLY INSPECTED AT LEAST TWICE PER YEAR
LEARN THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN YOUR RING AT HOME
HAVE YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING CLEANED PROFESSIONALLY AT LEAST 4 TIMES A YEAR
While at-home cleaning will suffice every couple of weeks or so, it is also important to take your ring into your jeweler for professional cleanings. Your jeweler will likely use an ultrasonic cleaner to clean your ring. Ultrasonic cleaners send high frequency sound waves through a detergent solution that dissolves oil and removes dirt from the entire piece, including those hard to reach places. If you bought your ring from us, ultrasonic cleanings and inspections are always free! Visit our jewelry store in Boca Raton during our business hours, or schedule an appointment here.
PROTECT YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING FROM CHEMICALS
It's smart to take off your ring when you wash dishes, scrub the bathroom, or perform other tasks that require harsh chemicals or abrasive solutions often found in household cleaners. These can erode metal settings as well as dull their finish.
GIVE YOUR METAL SETTING A REFRESH EVERY FEW YEARS
DON'T HAVE YOUR RING RE-SIZED TOO MANY TIMES
Rings can be resized if the need arises. But it's important not to do this too many times. Your ring is a delicate piece of jewelry. The more times the ring gets altered, the likelihood increases that something will become damaged and the ring will need to be reset altogether. Most people re-size their rings because their fingers have either grown or shrunk. Some common reasons for hands to change sizes temporarily might be weight fluctuations, traveling or changes in temperature. Pregnancy is another common cause for these fluctuations in sizing. It's common for a woman's hands to swell during pregnancy, often causing the engagement ring to no longer fit. Once the pregnancy is over, don't rush straight to the jewelers to get the ring re-sized. Give your hands time, and the swelling should go down naturally.
KNOW WHEN NOT TO WEAR YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING
- Cleaning bathrooms or washing dishes
STORE YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING SAFELY
ENGAGEMENT RINGS NEAR ME
At Devon's Diamonds & Decor, we custom make all of our engagement rings to suit a person's specific style. Due to the amount of care and detail we put into your ring, we would want nothing more than for it last you forever. After all, it is a symbol of your relationship and your lives together. So now that you know the proper way to care for your diamond engagement ring, you will be able to keep it looking brand new for a lifetime!
If you're looking for a jeweler to inspect and clean your ring for you on a one-time basis or as part of a regular schedule, we hope you'll pay us a visit at our jewelry store in Boca Raton. Our family of fourth generation jewelers will carefully examine your diamond and its setting to ensure that it's still in place, before professionally cleaning it.
Get in touch with us online to set up an appointment or call us at (561) 430-6988.