Do you possess a platinum or gold engagement ring set with a gemstone or a group of gems? If yes, you would have to take proper care of the product to help improve its longevity. So, in what way should you do it? Here are some professional tips to keep that engagement jewelry piece in good condition for a long time.
Frequently Clean It
Wearing the jewelry item daily means dirt particles can accumulate on its surface over time. That is likely to affect the look of both the gem(s) set in it and the band used to make it. Therefore, you must clean it regularly either with a professional’s help or by yourself.
Do you own a diamond engagement ring set with sapphire and/or ruby? If yes, carefully put in a cup with warm water combined with some mild dishwashing soap. Keep the item in that state for some minutes at the least, or overnight, and gently scrub it with a toothbrush having soft bristles. After that, rinse it as well as dry it with a delicate lint-free piece of clothing.
If your ring’s gemstone is pearl or a gem different from all the above-mentioned, then it would be a good idea to give it to a professional to clean it. Why? Because even light chemicals can negatively affect the shine of those gems.
Check Its Setting
There could be issues with your ring setting over time. Therefore, to confirm that it stays in good condition for a long time, keep an eye on the setting. If it has metal claws, then confirm that every single prong is not damaged and is at the same length as when set. Further, if there is any sound after shaking the piece close to the ear, that means it would be time to make its setting tighter.
Know At What Time To Remove It From The Finger
You may wish to rock your bridal jewelry on the finger always, but it should not be there in some situations. For instance, if your ring features a delicate gem, you would need to remove it when doing something physical, like heavy lifting or gym workout. Another time to do so would be when you are at a beach in the daytime. Why? Because swimming and sunshine can make your finger shrink somewhat, which can simplify the ring falling off situation.