How to Keep it Pristine & Priceless
We totally get it. You’ll never want to take off your wedding ring after tying the knot. However, knowing when to take off your favorite piece of jewelry is essential to keep it looking bright and brand new for years beyond your wedding. You’ll wear your wedding ring for the rest of your life, so it’s vital to know when to keep it safely stored away.
See below for times when it’s best to take your wedding ring off, plus expert insight from Kim Kanary, Certified Diamontologist & Vice President of Community Development & Engagement of JTV, which will keep your wedding ring looking pristine and priceless forever.
- Avoid wearing jewelry when bathing, swimming, or exercising.
Frequent to chlorine, salt water, and other agents can cause discoloration to your band and gemstone over time. While exercising may not cause your ring any immediate damage, a weight bar’s heavy pressure can result in indents in your band. Many gemstones require special care, so JTV has put together this Gemstone Enhancement and Care Chart that provides tips and care details.
- Be sure to properly store your jewelry.
If you prefer a jewelry box, place each piece in its own pouch or plastic bag and make sure jewelry is completely dry before storing.
- Clean your engagement ring every six months or so.
Knowing how to care for your jewelry will help preserve it and keep it looking beautiful longer. When cleaning at home you can use mild jewelry cleaner or simply use warm, soapy water and a soft toothbrush to remove everyday lotions, creams, etc. Your engagement ring is worn often and will require a more thorough clean every six months or so. For this, you can consider an ultrasonic cleaner. It is also beneficial to have it checked periodically to ensure everything is secure, particularly if your diamond is prong-set.
(Blog Contributor: Kim Kanary, Certified Diamontologist & Vice President of Community Development & Engagement of JTV)