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A diamond ring has no expiry date. The piece of jewellery can survive for dozens, hundreds and even thousands of years. That is why this precious stone is a symbol of love, perfection and eternity.
The diamond is definitely the strongest material on earth. But it is important to treat both the gold ring and the diamond with the necessary care so that you can enjoy the most shine and splendour for a long time. So here are our ten simple and easy-to-follow maintenance tips to make sure that your ring will sparkle for a very long time.
- Protecting your ring from damage
- Storing your ring safely
- Have your ring restored
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- 0.50 carat solitaire ring in yellow gold with round diamond and four prongsFrom USD 2.330 (excl. VAT)
- 1.90 carat solitaire ring in white gold with oval diamondFrom USD 3.210 (excl. VAT)
- 0.90 carat solitaire diamond ring in platinum with six prongsFrom USD 1.730 (excl. VAT)
- 0.90 carat solitaire diamond ring in white gold with side diamondsFrom USD 2.690 (excl. VAT)
- 1.00 carat solitaire halo ring in white gold with round diamondsFrom USD 3.370 (excl. VAT)
Tip 1: polish your ring regularly
Does your ring look very greasy or dull from using hand lotion for instance? Then cleaning with ammonia is the best method to allow your ring to sparkle again.
Tip 2: only clean with mild soap
Then remove the ring from the water and carefully brush the diamond with a soft toothbrush, but do not rub the gold. Never use toothpaste as it is too aggressive and can cause small scratches. It also dries out between the precious stones and the setting and is difficult to remove.
Tip 3: get your ring regularly serviced by a jeweller
Gold and platinum rings can be polished again, if desired. Evening out small scratches allows your gold or white gold ring to immediately dazzle again.
Tip 4: make sure that your ring is just big enough
Tip 5: take your ring off when you have a bath or a shower
The limescale in hard water and the greases in hydrating shower gels or hand creams can make the golden shine of your ring go matte over time. Soap, shampoo and conditioner can get stuck and harden under the stone or the setting. In extreme cases, this can even have a detrimental effect on the positioning of the diamond. These care products can also contain corrosive chemicals which can damage your ring.
Tip 6: take your ring off when you are doing manual work
It is even possible that an accidental collision with a hard or sharp object will cause the diamond in your ring to crack. The diamond is the hardest stone in the world, but a single impact in the wrong place can crack the precious stone mercilessly. Admittedly, this is rare, but when it does happen the crack is often so deep that a piece of the diamond breaks off. So just don't risk it.
Tip 7: take your ring off when you go swimming
And you don't want to run the risk that your dazzling wedding ring with a diamond slides from your finger and sinks to the bottom of the swimming pool, do you? Who knows if you'll find it...
Tip 8: take your rings off when you apply sun screen
Tip 9: keep your rings in a separate box
If you store all your jewellery together in one box there is a risk that they might scratch against each other. The hard diamond can scratch other jewellery such as gold rings next to it. If you do not have separate boxes for each ring, then wrap them individually in tissue paper or in a separate cloth bag.
Tip 10: invest in a safe
Because household insurances have a maximum amount and therefore do not cover everything, it is advisable to insure your safe separately, at home or with the bank.
- Insurance against theft - An insurance against theft covers your jewellery if it concerns aggravating circumstances, such as burglary or theft with violence. At all times, you must treat your belongings carefully and vigilantly. For instance, if you leave your engagement ring on your towel while you have a swim and it is stolen, the insurance will not pay out.
- Luggage insurance - With a luggage insurance your luggage and contents are covered against damage, loss and theft.
- Valuables insurance - A valuables insurance - as the name suggests - covers valuables such as jewellery, cameras, musical instruments, etc., against damage, loss and theft.