Diamonds are a popular choice not just for engagement rings but for wedding rings as well. And while diamonds themselves are extremely durable, they still require some care to keep them looking their best. Over time, the prongs that hold a diamond in place can become bent or worn, which is why proper care is so important. Not sure where to begin when it comes to caring for a diamond wedding ring? There are a few tips worth keeping in mind.
Have It Professionally Cleaned
Skip the store-bought jewelry cleaners, as there is no way of knowing how your ring (and the metals on your ring) will interact with those cleaning chemicals. Instead, bring your ring into a professional jeweler at least a few times a year. A jeweler will have access to all the equipment needed to thoroughly clean your ring, getting rid of even the smallest debris and buffing away small imperfections.
Don't Skip Maintenance Visits
If your wedding ring came with a warranty from a reputable jeweler, there's a good chance you'll be required to bring your ring in for "maintenance" appointments once or twice a year in order to keep your warranty valid. These visits are important not only for your ring's warranty but also for spotting and repairing any possible issues as they arise. One important aspect of a diamond ring's warranty appointment, for example, is checking the prongs that hold your diamond(s) in place and tightening or replacing them as needed.
Take It Off When You Need To
While there's no need to remove your diamond ring every time you wash your hands, you probably should take your ring off before you work out or partake in any other major physical activity. Repetitive motions and strenuous activity can cause the stones in your ring to be jolted around, and this should be avoided whenever possible.
Consider Having It Redipped
If your diamond wedding ring is dipped in white gold, there's a good chance it will need to be redipped every few years to retain its beautiful silver color. Check with your jeweler before you shell out money to have this done, as some jewelers may include this as part of their warranty and maintenance every year or two!
With a little care, you can keep your luxury diamond wedding ring looking as beautiful as it did on your wedding day for many more years to come!Share
26 May 2020
After wearing the same jewelry pieces day after day for years, I realized that a few of my favorite items had developed a significant level of grime. I didn't want to look sloppy, so I started to look into ways to tidy them up. I talked to a friend of mine who knows how to clean everything, and she had some really amazing ideas for cleaning tiny chains and little prongs. This blog is all about the art of cleaning fine jewelry, and even tidying up older costume jewelry pieces. You never know, you might be able to make those older baubles sparkle.