Caring for Your Engagement Ring: Maintenance Tips

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The engagement ring you’ve chosen is an asset that will last a lifetime. It symbolises love, commitment, and a promise for the future. Therefore, it is important to keep it in perfect condition. Here are some simple and effective tips for caring for your engagement ring.

Daily Care Tips

Remove During Certain Activities

One of the easiest ways to protect your ring is to remove it during certain activities. These include:

  • Cleaning: Harsh chemicals can damage the metal and stones.
  • Exercise: Activities like lifting weights can scratch or bend your ring.
  • Cooking: Ingredients can get stuck in the setting, making cleaning difficult.

Store Properly

When not in use, keep your ring safely stored. Use a jewellery box with a soft lining or a ring dish. This prevents scratches and other damage and helps you avoid losing it.

Regular Cleaning

Clean at Home

Cleaning your ring at home is simple. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Add a few drops of gentle dish soap to a mixture of warm water.
  • Let the solution sit for twenty to thirty minutes while you soak your ring.
  • Use a soft toothbrush to scrub away any dirt gently.
  • Rinse with fresh water and dry off using a gentle towel.

Professional Cleaning

Even with regular home cleaning, having your ring professionally cleaned is a good idea. Experts at Beverley Hills Jewellers suggest doing this every six months. A jeweller will clean your ring thoroughly and check for any damage.

Inspections and Maintenance

Regular Inspections

Inspect your ring regularly. Look for loose stones, scratches, or any other damage. If you notice anything unusual, take it to a jeweller right away. Regular inspection can help catch problems before they spread.

Prong Checks

The prongs holding the stone can become loose over time. If they are loose, the stone can fall out. Check the prongs regularly and have a jeweller tighten them if needed.

Protection Against Damage

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Chemicals in cleaning products, lotions, and perfumes can damage your ring. Remove your ring before using these products. If your ring does come into contact with chemicals, rinse it with water immediately.

Handle With Care

Be gentle with your ring. Avoid tapping it against hard surfaces. This can scratch the metal and damage the stones.

Insurance for Your Ring

Why Insure Your Ring?

Your engagement ring is valuable, both financially and sentimentally. Ensuring it protects it from loss, theft, or damage. It’s a small investment for peace of mind.

How to Insure Your Ring

Contact your home insurance provider. They often offer jewellery insurance as an add-on. Provide them with a recent appraisal of your ring. Keep this appraisal updated, as the value of your ring can change over time.

Dealing With Common Problems

Loose Stones

If you notice a loose stone, stop wearing your ring and immediately take it to a jeweller. Loose stones can fall out and get lost.


Scratches on the metal band are common. A jeweller can polish out small scratches. For deeper scratches, more extensive repairs may be needed.

Bent Bands

A bent band can affect the ring’s appearance and fit. Take it to a jeweller to have it reshaped and reinforced.

When to Seek Professional Help

Ring Resizing

If your ring no longer fits properly, a jeweller can resize it. This ensures comfort and prevents the ring from slipping off or being too tight.

Prong Repair

Damaged prongs need professional repair. Don’t attempt to fix them yourself, as this can cause more damage.

Stone Replacement

If a stone falls out and is lost, Beverley Hills Jewellers can replace it. They can match the replacement stone to the original ones in your ring.


Caring for your engagement ring is simple with the right tips. Regular cleaning, inspections, and proper storage can keep your ring looking beautiful. Remember to handle your ring with care and avoid harsh chemicals. If you encounter any issues, seek help from a professional jeweller. Your engagement ring is a precious symbol of love, so give it the care it deserves.