A Guide to Maintaining Your Beloved Bling
To keep your engagement ring or everyday jewelry sparkling, you must put in the work. Let this be your reminder that just because your fine jewelry is expensive does not mean it’s indestructible. Much like a relationship with yourself or your favorite love story, the little things go a long way.
Now before you get overwhelmed by your newly adopted responsibilities, know that we are here for you when it comes to thoughtful and professional jewelry care. Implement these practices into your routine, and we promise they will leave you glowing as bright as ever.
Soak. Scrub. Style. Repeat.
Sometimes all she needs is a little weekly soak in hot water and Dawn gentle dish soap. Emphasis on gentle! Go on and submerge your jewelry in your remedy overnight for a little R&R. The next morning, remove and scrub it lightly with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Finally, run your pieces under cold water and dry off with a paper towel for extra shine! This is a tried and true method that is not only easy to do at home, but always keeps you shining.
Leave It To the Pros
If you’re a Type A jewelry caretaker like us and want to take things to the next level, look no further than the ultrasonic jewelry cleaner or a professional jewelry cleaning soap. To take advantage of this top notch cleaning method, pour four capfuls of soap into the ultrasonic cleaner and top with hot water. From here, simply place your ring in the cleaner nightly for a slumber party.
Like our Dawn duty, we recommend applying a soft-bristle toothbrush upon removing followed by a quick pat down or blow dry. This is a great option if you’re on the go as you only have to turn on the vibrations once or twice a month (a soak is enough!) as well as switch out the mixture monthly.
If this still seems like a lot of work and you’d rather leave it to a true professional, don’t be afraid to take your bling to a local jewelry cleaner with raving reviews. Sometimes it’s just worth the pamper!
Know When (& When Not) To Flaunt It
Your fine jewelry deserves to be worn intentionally. To maintain quality and sparkle, follow your intuition and don’t expose it to harsh elements. Avoid: gardening, lifting weights, sports, intense outdoor adventure, water activities, cleaning products, baking, renovating, etc. We even highly suggest sleeping and showering without your fine jewelry or engagement ring!
As a standard treat your fine jewelry like a Ferrari and not an off-roading Jeep.
If you’re prone to getting your hands a little dirty, stock up on the Radiance Wash By Shinery. This exclusive wash is the first of its kind allowing you to wash your hands with your rings on!
When Diamonds are Not Always Forever
Just because you’re making a promise forever, doesn’t mean your engagement ring is. Life happens. Our team highly recommends protecting your left hand bling with engagement ring insurance. This policy will help cover the cost of replacing or repairing your ring in the event that it is damaged, lost or stolen. To learn more read our blog post here.
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