Between the proposal and the wedding, everyone who knows you, your friends or your colleagues will want a firsthand look at your gorgeous ring!
All that extra love for the special jewellery can mean extra wear and tear on your new most prized possession. Whether it’s fingerprints, lotion, hairspray, or day-to-day dirt.
Here’s the best way to care for the sparkle in your life:
This easy, at-home solution is the best way to clean all types of rings. It’s safe. And you can do it as often as you want (which is probably ALL the time when you’re newly engaged)!
Grab a small bowl and mix hot (almost too hot) water with a little dishwashing soap. Let the ring soak in the solution for 20-40 minutes. Then dry it with a soft cloth. If you use a full can of hairspray each month like I do, you might have a little extra buildup. Use a soft toothbrush to gently clean any residue or hard to reach dirt off your sterling silver engagement rings.
Note: This is not the time to take out your aggression. Be super soft and gentle while brushing on your silver rings.
Store Bought Tips
There are plenty of ready-made jewelry cleaners. Just make sure you check the label before dropping in your sterling silver ring. It should be non-abrasive and chemical-free. Harsh chemicals can leave it discolored or break down the base metals. And any abrasive substance (like baking soda, toothpaste, or similar textures) can scratch your band – especially softer metals like gold or sterling silver.
For a guaranteed shine, take your ring into a local jeweler. Some stores offer lifetime cleaning if you purchase your ring from them, so that’s a great option to check first. And if your insurance includes maintenance, then definitely take advantage of professional help.
The best part about using professional jewelers is they check the security of the setting before they clean. For bands – like pavé – with a lot of prongs, this could keep you from losing a diamond down the road.
Make sure to check out our Rise Jewellery Collection for a Sterling Silver Engagement Ring that can give you a lifetime of sparkle.