Engagement rings are one of the most important and valuable purchases you’ll ever make. Think about the monetary value and sentimental value on your finger. It’s important to ensure you do everything you can do on a daily basis to protect your engagement ring.
If you’re newly engaged or a newlywed and you’re interested in knowing more about how you can make your engagement ring stand the tests of time, then look no further. See our tips on what you can be doing to ensure your engagement ring is getting the right care on a daily basis.
Consider when to protect your Engagement Ring
From the moment your engagement ring is placed on your wedding finger automatically, we think it can’t be taken off. If you do take your ring off, please take great care as these are the times when a ring is more likely to be lost or damaged.
With the way rings are created nowadays, they’re extremely thin, a lot thinner than they have been in previous generations. This means they’re more susceptible to being
damaged, or the stone falling as the setting or prongs have failed. We recommend reviewing your precious item when you remove your engagement ring and ensure the activities you carry out aren’t likely to harm you losing or damaging it.
Clean your ring regularly
It’s extremely important you find time to clean your ring regularly. With your engagement ring being on your finger day after day, it will naturally build up dirt and other grime can affect the shine emanating from the metal as well as the stone. This ensures the shine you first enjoyed when you were given the engagement ring stays around for longer.
When cleaning your engagement ring it’s important to be careful with cleaning products you use. We recommend not using chemical-based cleaning products to clean your ring as they can speed up the action of the shine being removed from your engagement ring. When you’re looking to clean, we recommend keeping it simple and sticking with a water and soap solution and utilising a dish cloth along with a cleaning pen or soft bristle toothbrush. If you are in any doubt as to what to use to clean your own rings combination of metal and stone, please speak to your jeweller, they may also be able to supply cleaning products, or professionally clean the item for you.
Your engagement ring and wedding wing will rub together
If you’re currently engaged, still to be married, you will need to consider your wedding band. When you’re finally married your wedding band will join your engagement ring and they will rub together causing them to discolour quicker if you don’t have the right pairing. It’s important to consider how they sit together and choosing a pairing that complement each other. This ensures both engagement ring and wedding band can stay gleaming for longer. Talk to your jeweller who will be able to guide you on what combination of rings work well together.
Ensure you have engagement ring insurance
Engagement rings are one of the most important and valuable purchases we’ll ever make as mentioned previously, it’s important you protect such precious jewellery with insurance, more specifically engagement ring insurance. Engagement ring insurance ensures you can be protected against accidental loss of the entire ring, or loss of stone, accidental damage, theft and against any of these things happening while you’re travelling. At Assetsure, we provide exactly that type of engagement ring insurance. As a specialist jewellery insurer, we understand the requirements you need for your precious item, and we deliver this in our very own bespoke engagement ring insurance. Alongside our engagement ring insurance, we also provide wedding ring and general jewellery insurance giving you the overall protection you need across your valuable and precious items of jewellery.