In Australia, the average cost of an engagement ring is around $5,000. You can buy a decent quality car for the same kind of money – a car you would service, maintain, and look after. Given the price tag of an engagement ring, it makes sense to care for it in the same way you would your car, wouldn’t it? Here are five ways to care for your engagement rings, and other rings, to keep them safe.
Every car owner in Australia has vehicle insurance – a legal requirement of ownership. When you insure your car, you are making sure that if you damage or lose it, or it’s stolen, you won’t be out of pocket financially. The same concept applies to your engagement ring. When you buy a ring of significant value, insure it as soon as possible. Considered an asset, you will be able to claim against it if you lose it, have it stolen during a burglary, or you damage it.
We use our hands for everything, which means your hand jewellery can be exposed to the same dirt, lotions, oils, and other liquids you use daily on your skin. To care for your rings in the best way possible, make sure to clean them as often as possible. Soak them in warm water and wash them with a soft toothbrush. Alternatively, see your jeweller for advice on proper cleaning treatments.
When you buy an engagement ring, you often receive a warranty. However, if you don’t keep up with twice-yearly maintenance checks by a professional jeweller, you can void that warranty. During those crucial checks, the jeweller checks for loose settings, imperfections, and the strength of the prongs. Maintenance is vital because you won’t always see whether anything comes loose and falls out.