How To Care For A Diamond Engagement Ring
Your diamond engagement ring holds both significant sentimental and monetary value, so taking excellent care of it should be a top priority. Once your engagement dreams become a reality, your engagement ring eternalises that wonderful moment and special connection with your significant other, so you’ll want to treasure it and keep it shiny and sparkling for years to come.
The great thing about your diamond engagement ring is that when it’s properly cleaned and cared for, it will look like it's just left the jewellery store for the first time. Plus, it will hold its value better.
With a few handy tips for diamond engagement ring care, you can ensure your asset will be well looked after. These apply not only to our own range of diamond engagement rings, but to all diamond engagement rings.
Know when to wear your diamond ring
It’s quite common for people to remove their diamond engagement ring to wash their hands - but forget about it as they leave a bathroom. That’s fine when you’re home, but if you’re out somewhere, you run the risk of losing it. We advise you to keep your ring on when out of the house, to minimise this risk. It’s perfectly safe to wash your hands with your ring on if you’re using gentle hand soap.
However, we do recommend having a ring dish by the kitchen sink, so you can safely place your diamond engagement ring there when you do the dishes. This protects your ring from being exposed to harsh chemicals and from being knocked against hard surfaces when doing the washing up.
An important consideration is when to leave your ring at home. If you’re going to the gym or beach, or you’re about to do some outdoor activity, it’s recommended you don’t wear your ring. This will not only increase the longevity of your ring, but also decreases the chances of it getting lost or damaged.
Purchase insurance for your diamond engagement ring
Insurance is essential to protect your financial assets from loss, theft, or damage, and this applies to your diamond engagement ring as well. We also suggest you should get your ring re-appraised every five years, as the cost of diamonds and precious metals may change in value over time.
Here at Fifth Avenue Diamond Experts, we provide jewellery and insurance after-loss valuations. Our valuation experts will test, grade, and assess your diamond engagement ring and create a valuation report, which can help when claiming against your insurance.
Store your engagement ring safely
When you’re not wearing your diamond engagement ring, be sure to store it somewhere safe, and ideally out of direct contact with your other jewellery (which may rub against or scratch your ring). A diamond may be one of the world’s hardest natural materials, but it is still subject to wear and tear.
Opt for a fabric-lined jewellery box with dividers, so you can keep your diamond engagement ring separate from your other jewellery. You could also keep your ring in a small container on its own. Consider keeping your jewellery box in a lock box or fireproof safe for extra security.
Clean your ring at each change of season
We recommend cleaning your diamond engagement ring four times a year. This is important, as lotions, skin oil, and everyday dirt can take the shine off it. This is because the slightest film can alter the way light reflects off your diamond.
To clean your ring at home, soak it in warm water and mild dishwashing liquid, then use a soft toothbrush to scrub it. You could also soak your diamond ring in equal parts ammonia and cold water for half an hour, then let it air dry.
Get your ring professionally cleaned and polished every two years
As part of your diamond engagement ring maintenance, we suggest bringing it to us at Fifth Avenue Diamond Experts every two years to have it professionally cleaned and polished. We will remove dust, dirt, makeup, oils, and other particles that have settled into your ring and restore it back to its original glow.
This is also a good time to have your diamond engagement ring’s setting refreshed, as the metal will tarnish over time due to exposure to oxygen and moisture.
Why choose Fifth Avenue Diamond Experts
We carry out repairs, cleaning, polishing, and maintenance services to keep your jewellery in great condition.
We are renowned for our focus on quality and will never settle for second best. With over 70 years in the business, our exquisite craftsmanship, dedication, and passion are what sets us apart from the others.
We have a wide range of diamond engagement rings in many shapes, sizes and colours to suit every taste and style. Our jewellery specialists can also work with you to create a bespoke engagement ring from scratch.
We look forward to helping you take care of your precious jewellery so that it can be enjoyed for many years.