Let’s face it: wedding rings need care and attention to stay shiny and pristine.
If you take a look at your own ring, you’ll probably notice that it’s become blemished or just plain grimy – and that’s no fun!
But don’t feel guilty.
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to dislodging dirt and bringing some serious sparkle back to your precious ring, we’ve got you covered.
We’re here to make sure that you learn all of the techniques needed to maintain your wedding band so that it lasts as long as your marriage – or even better, ‘till death do you part.
So let’s get started:
Examine Your Ring Every So Often
If you’re used to wearing your ring at all times it’s difficult to realise when it needs a clean.
So put some time aside to have an objective look at it at least once or twice a year.
This way you’ll be able to proactively spruce it up and spot blemishes before they worsen - leading to irreversible (and expensive) damage.
Treat your ring well and it will bring you pleasure for many a year to come.
Every Now And Again, Have It Cleaned Professionally
Your ring will pick up a bundle of scratches through everyday use.
This is why professional cleaning is so important. It’s the surest way to shield your ring from contaminants.
Once a year, check in with your jeweller.
It will give them ample opportunity to check for damage that you may not have noticed yourself.
Say No to Harsh & Abrasive Substances
Even the most dazzling of wedding bands can lose some sparkle and become permanently damaged if neglected.
But be warned: when it comes to keeping your ring spotless and blemish free, too much enthusiasm may not be the greatest thing.
So say no to harsh and abrasive substances.
Bleach, baking soda (and the like) can very quickly destroy the finish of your ring by (gradually) causing its protective plating to peel away.
Even the most mundane activities like using hand sanitizers, soaps and lotions can contribute, vastly, to the gradual removal of protective plating.
This is especially true if your ring uses white gold as its base metal.
If in doubt, avoid experimenting. Instead, ask your jeweller for professional advice.
Keep Your Ring Safe
Now that your ring is nice and clean, you might want to keep it somewhere safe.
A lost wedding ring is no laughing matter.
The sinking feeling in your stomach followed by the frantic (and seemingly endless) search is a rage inducing ordeal.
Take vacations for example.
We all need a getaway every now and again but, traveller beware: it isn’t always a guarantee that your wedding ring will make the return trip back!
Dangling your hands out in the ocean while sipping champagne? Risky!
Even outdoor chores like gardening or going to the gym are prime opportunities for loss or permanent damage.
In these situations, it’s best to remove your ring and keep it in a designated spot - ideally, in an area that’s protected.
A small pouch or drawer, a specific spot in your jewelry box - or even in the smallest pocket in your wallet.
This will reduce the risk of your ring becoming lost, damaged or even worse - stolen.
Leave Resizing To the Pros
Remember: fitting isn’t a one-time thing!
There are fluctuations in body structure that can cause your finger to outgrow what was once a perfectly sized ring.
We’ve all heard the horror stories: tight rings causing circulation issues… rings that are too loose slipping off and sliding down the drain when doing chores, etc.
The bottom line is: resizing isn’t something you’d want to put off for too long.
If your wedding ring becomes too tight or noticeably loose, book an appointment with your jeweller to have it resized.
By doing this you can sidestep discomfort and avoid losing the ring.
Never Remove When Out In Public
This is an absolute no, no. At all costs, please do your best to refrain from doing this.
More rings have become misplaced in this way than you’d ever imagine.
So you should be extra attentive when cleaning or washing your hands.
Especially when using a public restroom (or similar), it can easily end up swirling its way down the drain never to be seen again.
Hence: you need to exercise extreme caution when handling (or mishandling) your ring while out in public space. Your wife will thank you.
A Lifetime and Beyond
Your wedding ring should last a lifetime and far beyond.
Want some good news? The fact is: with proper maintenance, your ring will very rarely be beyond restoration or repair.
So these tips will help keep you on the right track towards lengthening the lifespan of your ring so that you can cherish every moment with it in your possession. check
If you need any advice or help, contact us for a quick check up.