The Dos and Don’ts of Caring for Your Engagement Ring

For a lot of us, our engagement ring is one of the most sentimental and important pieces of fine jewelry we will ever receive. Engagement rings are worn every day, and it’s important that you know how to care for yours. Here are some dos and don’ts that will keep your prized piece sparkling for a lifetime!

Do Get It Insured

Insuring your ring is very important, just in case it is ever lost or stolen. Although insurance can never replace the sentimental value of your ring, it will cover replacing it and give you the peace of mind that if anything ever does happen to it, you are not completely out. You will need a certified appraisal before getting an insurance policy. If you purchased your ring from Shane Co., we will re-print an appraisal anytime you need it, free of charge!

Don’t Neglect Your Ring

Since you wear your engagement ring every day, it is going to have some wear and tear. Take advantage of our Care & Cleaning program and make sure you are getting it cleaned and inspected every six months at Shane Co. Our jewelers can catch things before something bad happens. The last thing we want is for you to look down and see the center diamond missing! At Shane Co. we do all the work and upkeep on your ring for a lifetime, at no cost to you. Plus, every time you get it cleaned, it will sparkle just like the day you said “yes!”

Do Take It Off

Of course you always want to be wearing your engagement ring, but there are some things we should not do with our rings on. For instance, if you are lifting weights, rock climbing, applying lotion or cleaning with harsh chemicals, your ring is better left in a safe place.

Don’t Wear Your Ring to Bed

Wearing your ring to bed sounds harmless. However, your sheets act like sandpaper against those prongs. The friction will cause the gold to wear down more quickly, and you could lose stones if you are not getting the ring checked regularly. I recommend buying a ring tray and having it on your bedside table, so you get in the routine of keeping it there while you sleep.

Keep these quick tips on caring for your ring handy to make sure yours is dazzling for many decades to come.

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