The night my husband and I got engaged, he looked at me and said “You’re going to take that off before bed, right?”. My reaction? Are you crazy?!! I was so excited and there was no way that ring was parting with me for a very, VERY long time. But, eventually, I learned that a little separation anxiety was best for me and my radiant ring. To help your sparkler live happily ever after, follow this 3 step plan…
- When you’re finally able to part ways for a few hours of sleep, it’s best to keep your ring in a velvet-lined tray or box. And, really, your ring should be the first thing you take off at night and the last thing you put on the the morning, to save it from any lotion lathering or perfume spritzing damage. This gorgeous Jonathan Adler box will help you keep it out of harm’s way but close to your heart.
- Take your ring to the jeweler annually to have the stones checked to make sure all are safe and secure. And bonus – they’ll steam, buff and scrub until it looks good as new!
- Keep it shining all year long by cleaning it in between annual check ups. You can buy jewelry cleaner at most jewelry and general stores (i.e. it’s the Beyond in Bed, Bath & Beyond) or you can whip up your own. For gold rings, mix 2 parts dish soap and 10 parts warm water. Soak your ring for 3 hours and then gently scrub it with a soft toothbrush. Dry it with a microfiber cloth and then polish it up with a jewelry cloth. For plantinum rings, combine one part ammonia to six parts warm water and then scrub, dry and polish like the goldies. The result will keep you staring at your ring for years to come!