The moment you put your diamond ring on, your friends will ooh and ahh at its charm and tell you how beautiful your ring is. Even in the weakest light, its radiance catches your eye. You’ll find your thumb unconsciously touching the bottom of the strap at any time of the day, accustomed to the once-bare treasure.
This diamond ring will keep you entertained for hours, never let you get bored, and give you a glimpse into the next chapter of your life, your future is in your hands through every facet of the diamond that your partner chose just for you Dance in front of you!
Then life happens and a few months pass and you realize that that initial glow, the one visible in low light, has dimmed a little. While we know the love between you and your partner will never be dull, the honest truth is that diamonds will. So, we wanted to give you some tips and tricks to ensure your ring always sparkles like your loved one’s.
Let’s start with the basics.
Traditional engagement rings are made from platinum or gold set with diamonds—all three of which are extremely strong. As powerful as they are, they require subtle respect – after all, they are a symbol of your undying love and commitment, and this should be reflected in the care you give them. Today we will focus on how to care for your diamond engagement ring. See this blog for tips on how to care for other gemstones.
Diamond ring metal material
The durability of a diamond depends on the metal in which it is set. Platinum is the most durable precious metal and is perfect for everyday wear. The metal is naturally very white and shiny, making it perfect for setting diamonds. Gold is often loved for its buttery luster and deep yellow color. Something to consider is that not all gold is the same – we can judge a gold’s durability based on its karatage. Gold carat is different from diamond carat in that it refers to the purity of the gold, not the size. While 24-karat gold is pure gold, it is too soft and malleable to be used in jewelry, especially jewelry for everyday wear. Most rings you find in the United States are 14 karat, and some are 18 karat. This means they are composed of 14 or 18 parts gold, with the remaining metal being alloyed to create a stronger, more durable metal. Zinc, copper, nickel, iron, cadmium, aluminum, silver, platinum, and palladium are all common gold alloy metals, and the color (rose, white, yellow) varies depending on the alloy.
About diamond hardness
The saying “diamonds are forever” is absolutely true. Diamonds are the hardest mineral in the world, with a hardness of 10 on the Mohs scale. The Mohs scale measures the hardness of a mineral by its relative resistance to scratching, measured by scratching one mineral against another.
A substance with a known hardness on the Mohs scale of hardness. Simply put, diamonds are actually harder than masonry drill bits. Diamonds are like love, you have to be strong to enjoy the good times and persevere through the hard times.
Now that we know we’re dealing with a very durable product in a diamond engagement ring, we want to make sure we have the right techniques in place to keep it clean and safe. We also want to make sure you have the right techniques to keep it looking its most beautiful. When you invest in a beautiful and important diamond, you don’t want it to be covered in lotion, natural oils, dirt, or anything else as it will dull the diamond’s brilliance. Let your diamonds shine every minute.
Not only is it annoying to put your ring on and off all the time, but it can also cause some anxiety. What if you don’t remember where you put it? What if I throw it away accidentally? I had a boss who once had her diamond earrings vacuumed up in a hotel and she found them! Now, when she travels, she keeps a plate on her bedside table to remind her to take it off and put it back again.
Routine maintenance of diamond rings
It’s certainly not the most glamorous thing when it comes to your diamond engagement ring, but the wearer of such an important ring does need to make some proactive behavioral changes in order to get the best possible care and stay safe. Take off their rings and give them peace of mind. Our first tip? Our designers have the right idea – create a place for your ring.
I recommend placing a small ring dish in the following places – kitchen sink, master bathroom sink, nightstand, and home gym (if you have one). Add your own personal touch to these ring plates so they blend seamlessly into your home décor. You can provide a nice storage box for your ring. This might be a good box to keep on your nightstand. To keep your ring as beautiful and safe as possible, we recommend that you remove your ring and use these plates and boxes when washing dishes, cleaning with any strong products, and applying any type of oil or lotion to your body.
Also, if you’re participating in any contact sports or lifting weights, you may want to leave the ring at home. We may recommend that you keep your ring band in your gym bag in case you forget to leave your ring at home. This way you can keep your ring safe and never worry about it leaving your sight.
How to Clean a Diamond Ring
Once you get into the habit of keeping your ring safe and clean, we can create a simple routine to keep your ring as shiny as possible. Because diamonds and platinum or gold are very durable, you can use standard jewelry cleaning procedures: a mild dish soap solution, a soft toothbrush, and a dry cloth. A toothbrush will help you clean hard-to-reach areas of your ring setting and ensure your diamond shines as brightly as possible. We recommend using this technique to clean your ring twice a month. If you want to take it a step further, you can buy your own ultrasonic machine and a variety of cleaning solutions through Amazon. For a deep clean, visit your local jeweler and ask them to use an ultrasonic machine and a steam machine to clean your jewelry.