shape
carat
color
clarity

Engagement ring care tips

Discussion in 'Hangout' started by LilyKat, Jan 18, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies. Please create a new topic or request for this thread to be opened.
  1. LilyKat
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    835
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    by LilyKat » Jan 18, 2010
    I''ve just gotten my engagement ring, and am paranoid about inadvertently doing something to damage it. I''ve come across a few "what not to do''s" by chance on the forum - eg. sleeping in the ring may wear down the prongs, putting it in your pocket might bend the prongs - but I worry there''s a whole load of things I just don''t know about.

    Could you share the things you do (and don''t do) to look after your rings? Also, anything you wish you''d know about when you got your ring?

    For information, my ring is a RB solitaire in a 6-prong platinum setting, with no sidestones/pave. But please feel free to share tips for any ring so this can be a helpful thread for everyone! Thanks in advance!
     
    


    


  2. zoebartlett
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    12,450
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    by zoebartlett » Jan 18, 2010
    My rings are fairly simple in design, so I don''t need to do much to look after them. I don''t wear them to bed but that''s more of a comfort issue than anything. I don''t wear them when going to the gym either. As far as cleaing my engagement ring, I wash it in hot water with gentle dishwashing liquid and a soft baby tooth brush. I dry it with a lint-free paper towel.
     
  3. blingbunny10
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    848
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    by blingbunny10 » Jan 18, 2010
    LilyKat,

    Not sure if you're looking for more everyday tips and tricks, but I would definitely suggest taking your ring in regularly to get the setting and prongs checked. I would even shoot for once a year, if you have a more delicate solitaire setting. But then I'm a bit paranoid.... [​IMG] At least every few years for most other people?
     
  4. elrohwen
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    5,392
    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    by elrohwen » Jan 18, 2010
    I honestly don't go out of the way to care for my ring. I take it off if I'm going to be doing something messy (kneading bread, playing in dirt, etc) or athletic (typically for hiking, horseback riding, running, etc). Other than that, I don't have any advice. I really only care about my center stone - if one of the small diamonds came out I wouldn't care a bit and would get it fixed.

    For cleaning, I have a US, but don't find it does much. I usually just go to my local jewelry store (the one who created it for me) and have them clean and polish it every couple of months. The steam cleaning makes the stones sooo shiney and I love the finish of the just polished platinum. I don't know if I'd trust a maul store, but if we move I'll just find another good local place to take it to.
     
    


    


  5. D2B
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,094
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    by D2B » Jan 18, 2010
    I will take mine off for gardening, heavier housework, when I go excercising, or do heavy physical stuff. I have had mine for about 13 years and never had any issue with prongs or durability.
     
  6. yssie
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    19,757
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    by yssie » Jan 18, 2010
    After a year, even when I''m not wearing my ring I baby my left fourth finger - it never touches doorknobs or handrails, I hold it out and away when I''m carrying heavy grocery bags [​IMG]



    I don''t sleep or do dishes in mine - or anything that would require me to actively use that finger. I''m less concerned about dirt, though I probably shouldn''t be!
     
  7. Luckyeshe
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    4,150
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    by Luckyeshe » Jan 18, 2010
    I take mine off as soon as I get home and have it safely tucked away in my jewelry box. I only put it on when I go outside of the house. But if I go to workout, I just keep it off. I have lots of little pave and it''s not too expensive to replace them, but I''m neurotic about my ring. Also, I don''t wear my rings around when I''m at the pool or ocean or large bodies of water when I''m thinking of going in for a dip. I''d rather not lose it in water either since my ring would slip off when my hands are wet. I get it cleaned at the jewelers about once a month, but keep in mind, I''m neurotic about it looking its best. I love newly cleaned rings!
     
  8. Gleam
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    565
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    by Gleam » Jan 18, 2010
    I wouldn''t sleep with my ring on or shower with it on. I''m scared I''d fling it off or hit it on my bedside table when sleeping, and in the shower, I''d worry it would slip off (it''s properly sized but not tight).
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies. Please create a new topic or request for this thread to be opened.

Share This Page