There is no piece of jewelry as special (or valuable) as your engagement ring. You are sure to find yourself simply staring at it from time to time, but it is also important that people know how to properly care for their ring to keep it as beautiful as possible. We’ve put together a little guide to help you to look after your engagement ring properly, so read on to find out how.

Clean it Regularly

Cleaning your engagement ring will preserve the beauty of the ring and stop day-to-day wear from taking away its sparkle. Simple soap and water will suffice for regular cleaning, but to stop dirt building up underneath the diamonds and stones (which will cause lead to dullness) you should get the ring professionally cleaned once a year.

Buy Insurance

It is also a good idea to buy insurance for your diamond engagement ring – it is better to be safe than sorry. Insurance can provide financial protection if it is ever stolen, lost or damaged and will also help to provide important peace of mind as any of these dangers can be extremely upsetting without insurance in place. 

Know When to Remove the Ring

While you will want to wear the ring as possible to show it off, it is also smart to take it off in certain situations which could be dangerous. Typically, it is a good idea to remove your ring when:

  • Cleaning the home
  • Doing the washing up
  • Gardening
  • Doing DIY
  • Cooking 
  • Exercising

Store the Ring Properly

Following this point, for times when you are not wearing the ring it is vital that you have somewhere safe to keep it. Obviously, this will be somewhere secure but also somewhere that will protect the ring from damage. A fabric-lined jewellery box where it can be kept separate from other items is smart which could then be placed in a safe if you are leaving it behind.

Have the Ring Checked Professionally

It is also a good idea to have the ring checked by a professional – once a year should be often enough. Specialists like F.Hinds provide a free annual engagement ring inspection service, which will help to ensure that the ring is in the best possible condition and so that you can get any work carried out to restore it to its best.

These are the best ways that you can look after your engagement ring and get the most out of it.

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I've been writing since 2008 about a wide range of topics. I also love making furniture in my spare time, and birdwatching with my wife near our home in southern England.

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