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Once he puts that stunning engagement ring on your finger, chances are you’re never going to want to take it off. We understand! But, if you want to keep your bling shining for years to come, it’s important to take it off when you are busy with the below things.
Before you start to break a sweat, take your ring off and put it somewhere safe. The materials that are usually used in gold, platinum and diamond jewellery are soft, and activities like sweating put pressure on the metals, which could alter their shape over time.
- Putting on Moisturiser
Moisturisers and other lotions are excellent for your skin, but less so for your ring. An excess build-up of lotions can diminish the brilliance, dulling the stone over time. Wait until cream has completely soaked into your skin before slipping your ring back on.
Perfumes, cosmetics and hair sprays all cause a build-up of grim, weakening the sheen of engagement rings NZ gentlemen buy at Diamonds.co.nz. So, take your rings off when you’re at home if you are primping and preening. If you do find a build-up of grime on your engagement ring, rinse it gently with warm water and dishwashing liquid. Remember to secure the sink or, even better, use a bowl. You can then dry your ring using a linen or cotton towel and then finish off with a polishing cloth to add sparkle.
Never wear your expensive engagement ring in the ocean or when you get into a swimming pool. Cold water is known to shrink your fingers, which makes it even easier for an already-loose ring to fall off during your swim. As a rule of thumb, the sea should be totally off-limits for your precious ring. The same goes for the swimming pool. Chlorine could discolour and damage the mounting of the ring and the wedding band.
- Housework and Cleaning
When you’re cleaning tough surfaces like kitchen floors and bathroom counters, it’s easy to bang your diamond engagement ring. You even risk doing serious damage to the setting and stone. What’s more you might alter the colour when you use harsh chemicals such as ammonia and bleach, which are common ingredients in household cleaners.
Ever wondered whether or not you should shower while wearing your engagement ring? The answer is a firm no. The shower is a dangerous place for precious jewellery for several reasons. A ring may easily slip off when your hands are lathered up with body wash or soap, and if the ring slips off, chances are it is going to fall down the drain never to be seen again. Also, oily soaps dull the finish of a diamond whereas exfoliating soaps might scratch it.
Finally, avoid wearing your diamond engagement ring when you are preparing food and cooking. Bacteria and germs can get lodged into the ring setting, and the same as in the shower, there is the risk of the rink slipping off when you are rinsing dishes in the sink. Rather take your ring off if you’re working in the kitchen.