A Guide to Caring for Your Precious Engagement Ring
Your engagement ring is a symbol of love and commitment, a beautiful reminder of a cherished moment in your life. To ensure its everlasting sparkle, proper care is essential. In this guide, we'll walk you through the best practices for maintaining the beauty of your engagement ring, whether it's adorned with diamonds, coloured gemstones, or set in yellow gold, white gold, or platinum.
Cleaning Your Engagement Ring
Regular cleaning is key to keeping your ring radiant. For diamonds and most gemstones, a gentle solution of warm water and mild dish soap works wonders. Soak the ring for about 20-30 minutes, then use a soft brush to remove any dirt or debris. For coloured gemstones, be sure to check their specific care requirements to avoid damage.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
Chemicals found in household cleaners, chlorine, and even some beauty products can be harsh on your ring. To preserve its brilliance, remove your ring before engaging in activities that involve exposure to chemicals, such as cleaning, swimming, or applying lotions and perfumes.
Protecting Against Scratches
Although diamonds are among the hardest substances on Earth, they can still be scratched. Avoid wearing your ring during activities that may subject it to rough surfaces. Additionally, store your ring separately from other jewellery to prevent unnecessary abrasions.
Maintenance for Yellow Gold Rings
Yellow gold is a classic and durable choice, but it can lose its luster over time. To restore its shine, gently scrub the ring with a soft brush and a mixture of warm water and mild soap. Periodic professional cleaning and polishing can also revitalise the metal. We offer complementary cleans on site at Morgan & Co - Sunshine Coast jewellers. Alternatively, we can arrange a polish and professional clean for your ring when required and the price is $75 per ring.
Caring for White Gold Rings
White gold is often rhodium-plated to enhance its brilliance. Over time, this plating may wear off. Rhodium plating your white gold ring every 12-18 months can maintain its bright, white appearance. Regular cleaning with a soft cloth also helps remove oils and residues. The cost to rhodium plate your ring at Morgan & Co, Sunshine Coast, is $160 and the turnaround time is 2 weeks.
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Preserving Platinum Rings
Platinum is naturally resistant to tarnish and corrosion, making it a durable choice. However, it can develop a patina over time. Professional polishing can restore its original shine, or if you appreciate the patina, you can embrace it as part of platinum's unique character.
Gentle Care for Coloured Gemstones
Each coloured gemstone has its own set of care instructions. While many can be cleaned using the warm water and mild soap method, some may require extra precautions. Consult our team for specific care guidelines for your gemstone to ensure its longevity.
Regular Professional Check-Ups
If your engagement ring or wedding band was designed and made at Morgan & Co, Sunshine Coast jeweller, you are welcome to schedule regular check-ups to ensure the security of your ring's settings and to address any wear and tear. They can also provide a thorough cleaning and inspect for potential issues that might arise over time. We offer complementary yearly checks and cleans on any ring purchased through our Buderim studio.
With a little love and attention, your engagement ring can continue to sparkle and shine for a lifetime. Incorporate these care tips into your routine, and your ring will remain a radiant symbol of your enduring love and commitment.
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