How To Care For And Clean Women's Diamond Engagement Rings

Posted on: 7 December 2022

If you're newly engaged and are looking for ways to keep your diamond ring looking its best for years and even generations to come, you won't be overwhelmed with care recommendations. Although diamond engagement rings are delicate and highly valued, there are just a few things you'll need to do to ensure they stay in top condition. 

Diamond engagement rings typically come in either rose, white, yellow, or platinum gold, but some people prefer to go with a sterling silver setting instead. Sterling silver is available at a lower price point, and it is known to be more durable than gold, which is one of the most malleable metals. No matter what type of metal base your ring has, however, there are a few "dos" and "don'ts when it comes to their care.  

Here are a few diamond engagement ring maintenance tips to keep in mind.

1. Daily Basis

On daily basis, it's important to take your diamond ring off before submerging your hands in water, such as taking a shower a bath, doing dishes, washing your hands, or cleaning. Always remove the ring prior to getting into a swimming pool or hot tub, as the chlorine in the water can damage both the metal band and the gemstone. 

Also, remove your ring before playing any sports, such as tennis, volleyball, or basketball, or doing any manual labor. Although diamonds are known for being highly durable, they are susceptible to cracking and chipping if there's a hard enough impact. Also, some of the other stones in the setting, such as rubies and opals, may not be as hardy as diamonds. 

It's also a good idea to take your ring off if you'll be exposed to cold weather, which can make your fingers smaller. The ring may slip off your finger without you even noticing. 

2. Regular Basis

Depending on how much wear your engagement ring gets, clean it on either a weekly or monthly basis to keep it grime-free and shiny. Soak the ring in a jewelry cleaner specially formulated for use on gold or silver and diamonds. Use a small, soft brush to work the cleaner in between the prongs of the band, removing any dirt and debris, such as hand lotion, which may be lodged there.

Pat the clean ring dry or allow it to air dry. Gently rub the band to a sparkling shine using a jewelry polishing cloth. Before or after cleaning your ring, check the prongs to make sure none of them are loose, which could result in the loss of a gemstone. For more information on how to care for women's engagement rings, contact a professional near you.