I was browsing serious prettiness a la Kristin Coffin recently and realized something about engagement rings that doesn’t get the attention it should: how to protect your engagement ring. There has never been a more gorgeous array of handmade, totally-custom engagement rings to choose from… and learning how to protect your engagement ring will keep it looking its best forever.
While protecting your engagement ring may not be today’s sexiest topic, it is crucial. At the heart of the matter, your engagement ring is more than jewelry: your engagement ring symbolizes the moment in time when you said ‘yes’ and vowed to marry. And since we’re here to navigate you through the crazy, unpredictable, inspiring and interesting maze known as wedding planning, we just have to talk about what YOU can do to protect your engagement ring.
Read on to find out the most important tips to protect your engagement ring. And tell us: what are you doing to keep yours looking its best?
Tips to Protect Your Engagement Ring
1. A safe place to store it.
I never take my ring off. When I first wore my engagement ring, I was nervous about it getting scratched or the diamond falling out. As in, just deciding to, whoops, slip right out. I eventually got used to it on my finger, and the idea of totally losing a diamond eventually faded. The more I wore it, the less I worried about something happening to it. And it was always on my finger, so I’d always know where it was. And I realize I’m probably in the minority because I know lots of people take their ring off for all sorts of reasons.
This article over at Brides recommends taking off your engagement ring for these five things: working out, moisturizing, primping, swimming, and cleaning. And if you plan to take it off for any of these things (come to think of it, I might take it off if I’m using really harsh cleansers or painting, but that’s not very often), you’ll NEED a safe place to store your ring, like this…