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We all know there are many things to consider when choosing wedding and engagement rings — colour, stones, cuts, metals, price.
Forget all that for a moment and spend some time coveting these gorgeous creations from local jewellers.
- Insure it against theft, loss or damage.
- Remove your ring when: cleaning; using harsh chemicals; applying make-up, sunscreen or perfume; playing sports; gardening; doing the dishes.
- Schedule and carry out routine maintenance with your jeweller. They will check the prongs are tight, the stones aren’t loose and there are no hairline cracks in the shank.
- Keep it clean.
KEEP IT CLEAN
Many professional jewellers will clean your ring free of charge. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are the most popular choices among jewellers.
If you aren’t able to take it to a jeweller, you can clean your ring at home. The easiest way to clean a diamond ring is 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, rinse and dry as above.