Is It OK To Wear a Diamond Ring Everyday? | The Diamond Reserve

Is It OK To Wear a Diamond Ring Everyday?

Diamonds are famously durable — after all, they are the hardest natural material in the world. However, that doesn’t mean the gems are completely indestructible. If not taken care of properly, diamonds can discolor, scratch, chip, or even crack. Diamond rings, particularly diamond engagement rings, are fit for daily wear, but there are several scenarios to avoid if you want your ring to last a lifetime.

When Should You Not Wear Diamonds?

Diamond rings can be worn daily, but that doesn’t mean they should literally be worn 24/7. To protect your diamond from damage or loss, you should avoid exposing it to water, dirt, friction, and any situations where it could get lost or stolen.

While it may seem harmless to get your diamond ring wet, things like soap, chlorine, and salt can dull, discolor, or even erode your diamond. Plus, they have the chance of damaging the ring’s band or setting. Take your ring off during these scenarios to keep your diamond sparkly and squeaky clean.

  • Sleeping
  • Showering
  • Working out
  • Washing your hands
  • Applying lotion
  • Swimming

To avoid friction and the buildup of sweat dirt and grime, take your ring off before exercise, sleeping, cleaning, or outdoor activities, like hiking or gardening. And if you’re headed on a trip, consider leaving your ring at home. Not only will it likely get dirty, but it’s also a possibility that it may get lost or stolen before you return.

Tips for Caring for Your Diamond Ring

One of the easiest ways to keep your ring clean and in tip-top condition is by knowing when to take it off. Whether that means leaving a dish for your ring by the bathroom sink or investing in a less expensive substitute ring for travel, avoiding these situations will greatly cut down on your need to clean or repair your diamond ring.

However, you should still clean your ring regularly, whether or not it’s being exposed to dirt. The good news is all you’ll need is warm water, a gentle soap, and a toothbrush. If your ring needs a deeper clean than that, take it to a professional.

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