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There are many things to consider when choosing wedding and engagement rings - colour of stones, cuts, metals, price. But forget all that for a moment and just look at these gorgeous creatures from local jewellers.
Insure it against theft, loss, or damage (you can lose a diamond down the sink, knock it out of its setting at the supermarket, and children have been known to swallow them). Remove your ring when using harsh chemicals, applying make-up or sunscreen, playing sports, gardening, doing the dishes. Okay, you’re probably going to forget, and if your mum’s anything to go by, your wedding ring will soon become a part of you.
KEEP IT CLEAN
Many jewellers will clean your ring free of charge. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are the most popular choices. You can clean your ring at home with a solution of water and mild liquid detergent. Use a soft-bristled brush, such as a baby toothbrush, to loosen dirt, rinse under hot water and dry the ring with a soft lint-free cloth. For extra shine, soak your diamond in a small bowl of ammonia diluted with three times the amount of water, then clean and dry as above.