Caring for your engagement ring


 

Although the diamond is regarded as the most durable substance on earth, it is not infallible. Diamonds, especially fine cut ones, are susceptible to chipping, scratching, tarnishing, or just plain getting lost.

 Can my engagement ring chip?

Depending on how its cut or how its set, a diamond can be chipped. Although all diamonds may chip, oval diamonds such as pear-shaped or Marquise-cut diamonds are more likely to chip than other diamonds along the cleavage, or the point where the planes of the diamond meet. Splitting or chipping usually occurs from a hard blow.

Diamonds are also at greater risk when they are set high above the ring. Diamonds that are set in the ring are less likely to chip, although some of the brilliance of the diamond becomes obscured, which is why setting diamonds high in prongs has been a widely used way of showing a diamond.

My prongs are loose on my diamond.  What should I do?

 In addition to the possibility of chipping your diamond that is set in prongs, there is also the possibility of loosing your diamond if the prongs become loose. If the prongs are becoming loose or look aged, take the ring to a jeweler and have the prongs resurfaced if need be and have the stone reset.

 Other issues with care.

 An engagement ring becomes a part of you and if you lead a busy life, the ring is subject to the same harsh conditions as the rest of you. Watch out for your ring by storing it when you are engages in heavy physical activity like skiing or surfing or intense hiking.

When using cleaning chemicals or hand lotions you should also consider removing your ring. If you forget to do this a few times, don’t panic. Grime that builds on your ring can be removed by a jeweler by several different methods.

If you are going to store the ring during you r outdoor trip or your date with Spring cleaning, make sure you store it away from other gem stones. Other stones, especially other diamonds, can permanently scratch the surface of diamonds.

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One Response to Caring for your engagement ring

  1. PromDress April 26, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

      rest of you. Watch out for your ring by storing it when you are engages in heavy physical activity like skiing or surfing or intense hiking.

    When using cleaning chemicals or hand lotions you should also consider removing your ring. If you forget to do this a few times, don’t panic. Grime that builds on your ring can be removed by a jeweler by several different methods.

    If you are going to store the ring during you r outdoor trip or your date with Spring cleaning, make sure you store it away from other gem stones. Other s

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