Congratulations! We know many of you recently got engaged during the holiday season, and we want to be sure you know how to keep your ring looking like new all year long. You probably haven’t been able to stop staring at the new addition on your finger, and it’s guaranteed that you will be showing off that sparkler A LOT in the coming months.
We sat down with Chris, the jewelry and workshop manager at Michael C. Fina, to get some tips and tricks for caring for your new engagement ring. Chris has worked here for almost 10 years, so he’s seen it all when it comes to engagement rings.
Been engaged for awhile now? Already married a few years? Don’t worry, these tricks will work for you as well.
You’ve heard of the 4Cs. Now remember the 3Ss – Swimming. Showering. Sleeping. To keep your ring in tip-top shape, you shouldn’t be wearing your ring doing any of them!
Swimming – Whether it’s a pool or the ocean, wearing your ring while swimming is not a great idea. Even if you’re just sunbathing, sunblock can cause your ring to slip right off. You certainly don’t want the ring getting sucked into a pool filter, or ending up at the bottom of the ocean. Leave the ring at home, or in safe in your hotel room if you’re on vacation.
Showering – Your ring can fall down the drain, but soaps and shampoos can also get caught in or under your ring. You might not notice a buildup, but it can happen, causing your ring to look a little worn or your diamond a little cloudy. If the buildup happens under the band, this can also cause skin irritations. Remember to take your ring off before hopping in the shower, but please don’t leave it on the edge of the sink!
Sleeping – Most people don’t think that sleeping may harm your ring or diamond, but it can! Prongs can get caught on sheets or blankets, causing them bend. This could then cause the diamond to loosen in the setting. Loose or broken prongs can also scratch you or your partner. Better off leaving your ring on your nightstand as you catch your Zzzs.
Other times to avoid wearing your ring? At the gym, cleaning the house, gardening, moisturizing, and primping.
Be sure to check back next week for more tips!