wedding jewellery care

Engagement and Wedding Ring Care

Just like any valuable property that you own, your wedding jewellery also needs proper care. So here’s everything you need to know to keep your rings safe and sparkly ever after!

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Get jewellery insurance

You can add jewellery cover to your home and contents insurance policy, or get a separate policy with a jewellery-specific insurer. As with any type of insurance policy, take note of the fine print. They are also going to need documentation as to its appraisal, and probably close-up images of the rings.

Keep it clean…and more

Wearing your ring 24/7 can cause gunk like sebum, lotion, perfume, and lint to adhere to it and make it appear dull. Clean it with regular jewellery cleaner, or soak it in a mixture of warm water and mild dishwashing liquid, and then scrub with a washcloth or soft toothbrush. And just like getting your pearly whites checked, visit your jeweler twice a year to inspect your ring. Prongs coming loose can eventually dislodge a stone, and we wouldn’t want that. You can also have your ring professionally cleaned during your visit.

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Take off your ring when doing heavy work

Another common sense but often forgotten tip: take off your ring when doing heavy work involving your hands, such as gardening, swimming, washing the dishes. And please don’t place it anywhere near the trash bin or sink drain. If you would like a spot that’s a little more secure than your jewellery box, consider getting a small safe at home if you find that you frequently remove your ring. And if you’re away on holiday and don’t want to wear it outside, keep it in the hotel safe.

{First image via Diamonds Sydney, second image via Mazal Diamond}

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”