If you own a diamond ring, you are probably very careful with it. You probably want to protect it from damage, keep it secure and preserve its sparkle. Right? Besides a diamond ring’s inherent value due to the scarcity of gems – a precious commodity in today’s world – it usually holds much sentimental value as well.
Maybe your diamond ring was purchased to celebrate your engagement, wedding or anniversary. Or perhaps it’s a prized heirloom that’s been passed down in the family for generations. These are treasures you want to keep, and keep looking good, for many years to come. That idea was the basis for today’s blog.
It’s actually very easy to keep your ring looking its best when you follow a few simple practices. So, in the spirit of sharing with our jewelry lovers, we put together a few for your reading enjoyment with How to Keep Your Diamond Ring Sparkling: Tips on Cleaning and Storage.
Cleaning Your Diamond Ring
One of the first things to be mindful of when preparing to clean your ring is vulnerability. Diamonds are certainly tough, but they’re not indestructible. And because every ring has a unique design and makeup with different metals, stones and settings, it’s important to be extremely patient and gentle during the process to avoid damaging your jewelry.
There are, of course, many kinds of jewelry cleaners available for purchase. But we like the old fashioned way. It requires only 3 ingredients, which most people already keep at home:
1. mild liquid soap or dish detergent
2. very warm water
3. a soft bristled brush (like a toothbrush)
Simply fill a small bowl with the warm water and soap and carefully place your ring into it. Let it sit for 20 to 40 minutes – depending on how dirty your ring is. After soaking, remove your ring and go over it gently with the brush to remove any remaining residue. Then rinse your ring under warm running water. When your ring looks clean, then use a soft towel to dry it. It’s that simple!
Storing Your Diamond Ring
It’s always a good practice to remove your ring before engaging in activities like showering, washing dishes, spending time at the beach or cleaning (when you know your hands will be in contact with harsh chemicals). This will increase the longevity of your ring and gemstone. But there is still the matter of proper storage. When you’re not showing off your diamond ring, it needs a safe and secure resting place until you’re ready to wear it again.
Here are just a few things to consider when it comes to storage:
– keep your ring in a dry location
– avoid other jewelry to prevent scratches
– avoid sunlight and humidity
– wrap it in a soft cloth for extra protection
– consider a compartmentalized jewelry box or solo display case
– consider a locked safe for high-valued rings
If you follow these few rules, storage is a snap. And you can expect a lifetime of enjoyment of your diamond ring.
We truly hope today’s blog was helpful and would like to thank you so much for reading. And remember, if you’re looking for a new sparkling treasure to add to your jewelry collection, The Bradford Exchange always has a wide selection of diamond rings you won’t find anywhere else. We invite you to spend some time shopping all the amazing choices!How to Keep Your Diamond Ring Sparkling: Tips on Cleaning and Storage by The Bradford Exchange