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Caring for Your New Engagement Ring

24/04/2024 | Jacqueline Jurica

Congratulations! You’re engaged, and now you have a dazzling symbol of love sparkling on your finger. Your engagement ring is more than just a piece of jewelry; it’s a cherished keepsake that represents the commitment and bond you share with your partner. To ensure it continues to shine as brightly as your love, proper care and maintenance are essential. Here’s a guide on how to care for your engagement ring:

Regular Cleaning

Dirt, oils, and everyday grime can dull the sparkle of your engagement ring over time. To keep it looking its best, make regular cleaning a part of your routine. You can clean your ring at home by soaking it in warm, soapy water and gently scrubbing it with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Alternatively, you can use a commercial jewelry cleaner specifically formulated for your ring’s metal and gemstone. Be sure to rinse your ring thoroughly and dry it with a lint-free cloth to prevent water spots.

Professional Inspection

While regular cleaning can help maintain your ring’s appearance, it’s essential to have it professionally inspected and serviced periodically. If you purchase your ring at Jacqueline’s Jewelers, we will be happy to inspect and clean your ring up to four times a year. We can also check for loose stones, worn prongs, and other issues that may compromise the integrity of your ring.

Safe Storage

When you’re not wearing your engagement ring, store it in a safe and secure place to prevent loss or damage. Invest in a jewelry box with individual compartments or a soft pouch to keep your ring protected from scratches and other hazards. Avoid storing your ring with other jewelry to prevent friction and potential damage.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Chemicals found in household cleaners, cosmetics, and beauty products can be harmful to your engagement ring. Remove your ring before using cleaning products, applying lotions, or engaging in activities that may expose it to harsh chemicals. Chemicals can corrode metals, degrade gemstones, and diminish the brilliance of your ring.

Mindful Wear

While your engagement ring is a precious treasure, it’s not invincible. Be mindful of how and when you wear it to minimize the risk of damage. Remove your ring before engaging in activities such as gardening, exercising, or participating in sports where it may be subject to impact or abrasion.


Consider investing in insurance for your engagement ring to protect your investment and provide peace of mind. Insurance can safeguard your ring against loss, theft, or damage. Your insurance company will require an appraisal. 

Lifetime of Love

Your engagement ring is more than just a piece of jewelry; it’s a precious heirloom that will be treasured for generations to come. By following these simple tips for caring for your ring, you can ensure it remains as beautiful and radiant as the day you said “yes” and embarked on this journey of love together.

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