That lovely gift box that your diamond ring arrived in was great for displaying the ring, but other than that, it’s not going to help you care for your ring. Diamond rings are certainly made to be showcased, but they require special care, like a safe, dry place, when not being worn. While diamonds may be tough gems, they’re still at risk of damage if they are not properly looked after. Below, we discuss some tips for taking care of your diamond rings.

How to Care for Your Diamond Rings

1. Wear your ring

Even if your ring gets in the way now and then, do wear it to work. It’s intended to be worn, so show it off every chance you get.

2. Clean the Diamond

Diamonds sure are forever, but once the facets are covered in gunk, grime, and dirt, the shine is not going to be as, well, shiny, as when you first got it as it won’t refract as well. Now and then, clean the stone, and get it shinning as brightly as the first day you got it. The easiest way to clean the diamond is to leave it to soak in warm soapy water for around fifteen minutes and then brush off the dirt using a soft toothbrush. If you’re looking for a new diamond, see the range of stunning diamond rings in NZ by Diamonds.co.nz.

3. Sleep with Your Ring

While no one will see your ring while you sleep, you’re sure to feel safer knowing that your valuable possession is with you. Unless you tend to swell during the night, there’s really no reason as to why you can’t enjoy your ring, even when you’re sleeping.

4. Get the Ring Re-polished

It’s a good idea to have your diamond ring re-polished from time to time. Most diamond rings are made from platinum or gold, and while platinum is sturdy, it lacks the shine that gold offers. Also, white gold is crafted from an alloy of metals, and tends to lose its lustre with time. Having your ring re-polished and re-coated will ensure it maintains its shine.

5. Have the Diamond Secured

Get your diamond secured periodically. If it is properly set, it should be as secure as possible. But, rings do get knocked, even with daily wear, and even the tightest and securest of prongs can loosen slightly. So, make certain that your diamond remains intact and not loose, which is when it could fall out.

6. Respect the Ring!

Diamond rings are usually presented on a special occasion, so they very often come with a great deal of sentimental value. So, look after its quality as best you can, and remember, when you’re not wearing your ring, it should be stored in a cool, dry place.

Of course, every ring is different and will need to be cared for on an individual basis. Those with platinum settings may have slightly different care needs to gold settings. And, diamonds set on prongs demand more careful care than those with a bezel setting. Ask the jeweller about after-care and make sure you take great care of your diamond rings.

xoxo

Deb

  • I don’t own a diamond ring, but these are great tips!

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  • Paola

    Wow, I love diamonds!
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  • Pam Scalfi

    I only take my engagement and wedding rings off to shower :p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  • Thanks for these helpful tips! 🙂

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  • This is a sweet diamond ring Deb… I never had one, I just had the gold band when I married… I think it is a great idea to clean it regularly and get it polished from time to time… it will keep it beautiful looking xox

    • Thanks Launna! Yes sure I’m all for taking care of any important ring/jewelry <3 xx

  • Denise

    My family gave me many beautiful jewelry pieces and I do honor them, like you said in your post, dear Deborah! And although you are right about sleeping with the ring, I normally don’t 🙂 But that’s just a preference, since I do sleep wearing a watch 🙂 Porque empeze en ingles? Bueno, ahora ya esta 🙂 Bonito post y se que vas a cuidar mucho de tu anillo! Una buenisima semana, querida amiga, que disfrutes mucho! Besotes!
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    • Gracias mi querida Denise! Creo que lo único que temería de dormir con un anillo asi es de rasparme la cara jajaja xD Muchas gracias por tu comentario, si algun dia tengo un anillo importante lo cuidare mucho..
      Que tengas una bellisima semana, linda!! <333