When it comes to your engagement ring and the rest of your jewelry collection, you want to keep each piece looking as brilliant and beautiful as the day you got it. One of the biggest components of jewelry care is keeping your pieces clean. Dirt and other buildup not only dull the sparkle of your diamonds and the gleam of your gold, but it can damage your treasured pieces. If not cleaned regularly, jewelry can become a breeding ground for bacteria. On top of unsightly skin irritations, this can lead to discoloration and degradation of the metals and even scratches on the diamonds and gemstones. That said, it's important you use the proper jewelry cleaner when cleaning jewelry at home as well as taking other precautions to protect the beauty and quality of your investments.
Here, we've outlined our top tips for how to keep your jewelry looking new.
1. Make sure your jewelry is the last thing on, first thing off
When you get ready for the day, your jewelry should be the last thing you put on before you leave the house. This is to avoid exposing your precious pieces to elements like soap and lotion which can coat your jewelry and get caught in the settings, eventually leading to buildup and damage. For this reason, we always recommend taking jewelry off before beauty rituals like applying lotion. This is also why your jewelry should be the first thing to come off when you get home.
2. Clean with one of our gentle jewelry cleaners
Using the right jewelry cleaner is paramount when taking care of your engagement ring and other jewelry pieces at home. We formulated our Ring Concierge Foam Jewelry Cleaner and Ring Concierge Natural Jewelry Cleaner to be safe on diamonds and precious gems and included a cleaning brush that is gentle on precious materials but strong enough to do the job.
3. Store in a jewelry box
Having a safe place to store your jewelry when you're not wearing it is essential to avoid damage or possibly losing your pieces. It's best to have a main jewelry box that can house your collection and even ring dishes throughout your home—where you most often remove your rings—so you always remember to take them off before certain activites like washing the dishes.
4. Pull out delicate pieces for special occasions
While we believe in styling your bling however you want—even for the most casual of occasions, it is important to note that certain pieces are more delicate and aren't designed to withstand everyday wear. To keep your more finer pieces in beautiful shape, it's best to reserve them for special occasions, cleaning them and safely storing them between uses.
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