Of course you want your rings to always be shiny and sparkling. There’re some secret steps to make sure they stay that way. These tips can help you to always have flawless rings. They can look new long after their purchase date.
1. Visit Your Jeweler Regularly
Many pieces of jewelry come with a warranty, sometimes for a lifetime. If this was the case with your rings then you want to take advantage of all the benefits that come along with it. If you have a warranty then benefits usually include having your ring inspected and professionally cleaned from time to time. It can vary but you can usually use these services at least one to two times a year.
2. Clean Them in between Jeweler Visits
While having your rings cleaned professionally is best, you don’t want that to be the only time they’re cleaned. It’s good to clean them in between times. Once a week is a good goal to aim for. You can clean them with a bit of dishwashing liquid and a toothbrush or with an actual jewelry cleaner. Both give surprisingly great results.
3. Buff with a Clean Cloth
You can also buff your ring with a clean cloth to up the shine and sparkle. The best choice for this is an old t shirt that’s soft from many washings. There’re also jewelry cleaning cloths that’re expressly for this purpose. Whichever you prefer, you’ll love the finish it gives your ring. It may become something you do often because of the shine payoff.
4. Wear Gloves when Cleaning with Chemicals
Many chemicals aren’t a friend to jewelry. Rings and other types of jewelry need gentle care and cleansers, not ones that contain harsh chemicals. Make it a habit to always wear gloves if you’re cleaning with chemicals such as bathroom or oven cleaners. Another option is to take your rings off while you’re cleaning. You’ll save your rings a lot of abuse by following this advice.
5. Make It a Habit to Look at Them Closely
Although you may have your ring professionally inspected every few months it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on it. Make it a habit to look your rings over carefully. Be alert for any chips or cracks. It’s always better to catch problems while they’re small and manageable. It could make a big difference in the life of your rings.
6. Store in a Closed Container
Some people take their rings off during certain activities or when they’re sleeping. It’s honestly not a good idea to wear your rings all the time although I’ll admit mine rarely ever leave my finger. However, if you do take them off, it’s important to know these tips. First of all, have a certain place that’s specifically just for your ring so you always know where it is. A container that closes is best so your ring will be protected from dust.
7. Treat It Gently
I think it’s easy to forget that rings are fragile. They can chip and become scratched. Certain activities put them at more risk than others. It’s best to remove your rings if you’re doing any heavy duty work such as gardening, mechanical or carpentry work. This can help insure that your rings serve you well for many years to come.
These’re 7 tips to help you keep your rings shiny and sparkly. Do you have any advice for this? I’d love to hear it!