Caring For A Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

July 15th, 2010 by wys

Learning how to care for your diamond halo engagement ring properly can help assure it truly will last forever. While diamonds are extremely strong the settings in which they are placed aren’t necessarily as strong. This is something you wear every day so it is exposed to a lot of wear and tear, not to mention a slew of lotions, soaps and cleaning solutions. It is important to take a few precautions to care for this precious piece of jewelry.

Engagement and wedding rings are usually worn most of the time, but there are times when you should take it off in order to protect it. When you are operating machinery or doing any sort of construction work you shouldn’t wear diamond halo engagement rings as they could even be a safety hazard. But even when you are doing things like gardening or cleaning the house it is best not to wear it. When gardening dirt and grime can get stuck in hard to reach places in the setting, but even worse you could hit a rock or put pressure on the ring in a way that can damage the setting. Chemicals and solutions used when cleaning can also cause damage to treatments or finishes on the diamond.

If you will be doing anything that you think may cause damage or loosen the setting it is best to take your engagement ring with halo off until you are finished. Of course whenever you take it off you need to be sure to store it in a safe place. Even if you think you just need to take it off for a couple of minutes while you do something, be sure to keep it in a safe place. All too often accidents can occur if it is left on a shelf or near the sink. Don’t take any chances.

Even if you are extremely careful with your wedding ring it will inevitably get mucky. But you can easily clean it to restore its sparkle, but when cleaning it you need to be careful as well. For basic cleaning you can soak the ring in a solution of warm water and mild liquid soap. Use a small soft brush to remove dirt and oils then swish the ring in the mild soap solution. When you are finished place the ring in a strainer to rinse it, so it doesn’t slip down the drain. It is also a good idea to have your jeweler clean and look at it periodically to make sure the prongs in the setting are still secure. If they become loose you can lose the diamond and not realize it until it is too late.

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