1. Keep away from chemicals
Once you’ve had that sparkler on your finger for a few weeks, you forget what your hand looked like without it. It’s easy to go about your everyday tasks without thinking twice about removing your ring. It’s important to be aware of what you are exposing your ring to. Chemicals that we often use around the house are great for stripping surfaces like your bathroom tiles or dirty dishes, but you may be exposing your ring to the same process. When using harsh chemicals to clean around the home it is essential that you remove your ring. If you really can’t bare to part with it at all, then a thick pair of rubber gloves is advised when performing these duties.
2. Avoid needless wear & tear
Wear and tear are unavoidable occurrences with any item that you intend to wear every single day. No one ever intends to hit their jewellery against hard surfaces but there will always be those few unfortunate bumps and grazes. What you can do to protect your precious bling is avoid those high-risk situations. Lifting weights at the gym, playing sport, gardening, cleaning out the garage or swimming, are just a few situations where it’s best to pop your ring in a safe place for an hour or two. We know it may seem like a huge sacrifice, but the overall longevity of your ring is far more important. If these activities are something you do a lot, maybe opt for a plain band that you can wear during these times.
3. Schedule maintenance checks
Whether it’s a house, car or diamond ring, any form of significant investment holds with it the expectation of longevity. But anything that is meant to last a lifetime requires a certain amount of maintenance and up-keep. Your beautiful new engagement ring is no different. Having your ring routinely inspected by a jeweller will ensure any issues are found before they turn into larger problems. It is recommended to have your ring inspected by a jeweller at least once a year.