Your engagement and wedding rings are the most important pieces of jewellery you’ll ever own. They show the world you’re in love and committed to your partner. Of course, you’ll want to take special care of them and make sure they keep their sparkle for years. You’re wearing them every day, so it’s important to maintain a solid cleaning routine.
Check for Damage
When you wear a ring every single day, it’s going to need cleaning otherwise it will lose its sparkle fast. It’s not just about keeping that shine, but also by taking off your ring you can inspect it to make sure it’s not damaged. If you do find a chip or loose stone, jewellers will be more than happy to help. F.Hinds have an expert team which can assist you. A good rule of thumb to remember for your ring routine: the more activity you’re doing, the more you need to clean it.
There is no such thing as too much cleaning. Experts recommend cleaning your ring at least every couple of weeks. You don’t have to spend lots of money on specialised metal cleaning products. All you have to do is a fill a bowl with soap and warm water, then leave your ring to soak for 15 minutes. You can use a toothbrush to add that extra sparkle back. After its finished soaking, rinse under warm water. Make sure you’ve covered the plug! The final step is dry with a cotton cloth to avoid scratches, and then let it air dry before putting it back on.
Even though you can do a good job yourself at cleaning your ring throughout the year, occasionally you can hand it over to the professionals. Some shops will happily do it free of charge. They will steam clean it in store. Plus, it’s another chance for you to be assured your ring is in as good condition as the day you got it.
During this current climate, people are washing their hands and sanitising constantly. What does this mean for people who wear jewellery every day? If you follow the above cleaning steps, it’s easy for you to make your ring cleaning part of your routine. However, if you’d rather not risk it – you can store it in a jewellery box until you feel comfortable wearing it.
Do you have any tips on keeping your engagement and wedding ring in good condition?