Few pieces of jewelry are as meaningful and long-lasting as diamond rings. Engagement rings are especially significant, which is why you want to do everything possible to ensure yours lasts a lifetime. The following guide offers some effective care tips to help you do just that. 


Invest in ring insurance. 

If the ring is lost or stolen, an insurance policy will protect you from financial loss. If you want to add your jewelry to an existing home insurance policy, call your provider to find out how much the ring will be covered for.

If the value doesn't match that of the ring, consider adding a floater to the policy, which covers any small, portable items that might not otherwise be included in a traditional plan. 

Store it properly. 

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Whenever you're not wearing it, store the engagement ring in a silk or velvet pouch or a section of your jewelry box that's separated from all other items. This will ensure the stone and band don't become scratched from rubbing up against hard materials or other pieces of jewelry. 


Touch the stone.

Oil and grime from your hands can easily build up on the ring. Over time, the residue will affect the diamond's clarity, causing it to appear dull or cloudy. Avoid touching the stone as much as possible.

To mitigate this issue and protect your engagement ring's shine, clean the stone at least once a week. Use warm water and mild dish soap to soak the piece of jewelry. You can use a soft-bristled brush to remove any lingering dirt. However, send the ring to a jeweler at least every six months for a more thorough cleaning.

Wear it everywhere.

Avoid wearing your ring when playing sports. If you sustain any harsh impacts, the band or ring's prongs could become damaged, which may cause the stone to fall out.

Additionally, take off the ring before swimming in a public pool or the ocean. Cold water can cause the fingers to shrink, which increases the chances that the band could slip off and get lost.

Ideally, you should leave the valuable piece at home if you expect to participate in any physical activities. This ensures it stays safe and decreases the risk of accidentally leaving it somewhere. 


If you're in the market for a one-of-a-kind engagement ring, turn to the experts at Jaffe Jewelers. For almost 20 years, these reputable jewelers have offered a stunning array of top-quality pieces, from custom rings to watches and necklaces, to residents of Dayton, OH, and the surrounding area. Call (937) 461-9450 to speak with a staff member about your needs, or visit their Facebook to browse some of their products.