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How to Care for Your Engagement Ring: 8 Do's and Don'ts
Engagement rings have been a symbol of love and commitment for thousands of years. Egyptians are credited with inventing engagement rings, but the earliest confirmed examples are from the ancient Romans. The ring was placed on the ring finger of the left hand because it supposedly had the vena amoris, a vein that led to the heart.
Even though engagement rings have come from a rich and ancient history, your ring should be uniquely suited for your personality and style. That’s why an online jewelry store like David's House of Diamonds is such a great option. You should know what to do and not to do in order to ensure your ring really will last a lifetime. Here are a few tips.
1. Do Keep Your Engagement Ring Clean
It is important to keep your engagement ring clean. You can use professional cleaning supplies to properly care for your wedding rings, including the use of something as simple as a toothbrush, hot water, and gin. If you have a 14K white gold engagement ring, your cleaning, and maintenance can also include getting it rhodium-plated, which will make it look brand new again.
At David's House of Diamonds, we offer professional cleaning services to prevent further damage in the future. We have all the knowledge and experience you need with special consideration for the metal, stone, finish, and etching.
2. Don’t Use Harsh Chemicals When You Clean Your Engagement Ring
While you should regularly clean your engagement ring, you should not use harsh chemicals or tools. You don’t want to damage your ring or make it more vulnerable to wear and tear. Also, when you’re interacting with bleach or other corrosive chemicals at work or at home, be sure to remove your ring and/or use gloves to protect your ring.
3. Do Take Special Care of Your Engagement Ring
When you purchase your engagement ring, it’s always a good idea to select one that is constructed of superior quality, with a warranty that guarantees your satisfaction and the ring's longevity.
Your engagement ring could be made from white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, palladium, platinum, tungsten, or a mixed metal option. No matter what the construction of your ring, it’s not indestructible.
4. Do Take Your Engagement Ring Off to Avoid Damage
Take off your ring so to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. Also, remove your ring to avoid exposing it to activities that could damage your ring. As just a few examples, you should avoid washing dishes, gardening, or exercising while wearing your engagement ring.
5. Don’t Worry About Making Sure Your Engagement Ring Matches
For wedding bands, the rings may match your engagement ring, but they don’t have to. You could create a mix and match combo. Some bands feature pavé styles, with small gems in a line, while you could choose a channel cut, with the gems secured in a row. You can also find what you’re looking for via our online wedding ring store.
6. Do Take Care When Getting Your Ring Sized
Your engagement ring will fit differently depending on lots of environmental and physical factors. For example, your hand might swell on a hot day, so the ring will be tight. Weight fluctuations, health concerns, and even travel in varying climates can affect how your ring feels.
When and if you decide to get your ring resized, make sure you work with a professional jeweler. At David's House of Diamonds, we offer the skilled resizing and adjustments you need.
7. Don’t Compare Your Engagement Ring With Every Other One You See
Avoid buyer’s remorse or ring envy by first carefully considering your options when you pick out your engagement ring. Consider the styles and fits that feel comfortable, and don't settle for the first one you see. For example, The Gabriella Ring is a beautiful 14K Rose Gold Natural Morganite and Diamond Double Under Halo with Diamond 3D Band Engagement Ring. It's beautiful, and we have lots of bridal jewel options to choose from!
Make sure that the ring fits your lifestyle and personality. Accept the fact that this is the ring you will be wearing for a long time. Make sure you really love it and that it symbolizes your love for your significant other.
8. Do Plan for Who Will Purchase Your Wedding Bands and When
In most traditional cases, the man or groom will buy a wedding band for the woman or bride. But that’s no longer a hard-and-fast rule. When money is shared, the purchase of wedding bands could be a cost that you share with your partner. You might buy a wedding band around the time of your engagement, either before or after you announce your upcoming marriage.
An online wedding ring store is a great way to find the wedding bands you need. Depending on your plans and budget, you might decide to buy your wedding bands right before your wedding. You may even decide to buy anniversary bands as a milestone jewelry event.
Whatever your style or design preference, this is a celebratory time. It’s all about you both as a couple, which also means you can do what works for you and your partner. At David's House of Diamonds, we’re here to support your decision and preferences, with a beautiful engagement ring and bands designed just for you.Contact David's House of Diamonds to speak to a jewelry expert about finding a unique engagement ring.