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There are many things to consider when choosing wedding and engagement rings - colour of the stones, cuts, metals, and price.
Ultimately it comes down to personal taste though. And even after your big day is over, you'll be wanting to take god care of this ultimate symbol of your union.
Insure it against theft, loss, or damage (you can lose a diamond down the sink, or knock it out of its setting at the supermarket).
Remove the ring when using harsh chemicals, applying makeup or sunscreen, playing sports, gardening, or doing the dishes.
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 ruing 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 three times the amount of water then clean and dry as above.
(Rings from Dunedin Goldsmiths pictured)