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17 October 2023

Luxury Wedding Ring Care & Maintenance: Keeping Your Symbol of Love Shining Bright

By: Julia Auchey

Luxury Wedding Ring Care & Maintenance: Keeping Your Symbol of Love Shining Bright

Just as your love grows and deepens over time, your wedding ring should continue to shine brilliantly. To ensure your symbol of love stays as radiant as the day you said “I do,” let’s explore some essential care and maintenance tips.

Regular Cleaning Routine

Cleaning your wedding ring regularly is key to maintaining its sparkle. Over time, dirt, oils, and everyday grime can build up, dulling the shine of your ring.

Here’s how you can keep it clean:

  • At-Home Cleaning: A simple and effective method involves soaking your ring in warm, soapy water. Gently scrub it with a soft brush, such as an old toothbrush, to remove residue. Rinse it thoroughly with clean water and pat it dry with a lint-free cloth.
  • Professional Cleaning: Consider having your ring professionally cleaned by a jeweller every 6-12 months. They have the tools and expertise to remove stubborn dirt and bring out the full brilliance of your ring.

Protecting Your Ring

While your wedding ring is designed to withstand everyday wear, it’s essential to protect it from potential damage:

  • Remove During Certain Activities: Take off your ring when engaging in activities that could expose it to unnecessary risks, such as heavy lifting, gardening, or contact sports.
  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Household cleaners and chemicals can be harsh on precious metals and gemstones. Remove your ring before using cleaning products.
  • Store Safely: When you’re not wearing your ring, store it in a designated jewellery box or pouch to prevent scratches and damage. Keep it away from other jewellery to avoid tangles and scratches.

Prong Inspection

If your wedding ring features gemstones held in place by prongs, regularly inspect the prongs to ensure they are secure. Loose prongs can lead to lost stones. If you notice any issues, visit a jeweller for repairs promptly.

Replating (for White Gold)

White gold wedding rings are often rhodium-plated to achieve their brilliant white shine. Over time, this plating can wear off, revealing the natural colour of the gold underneath, which may appear slightly yellowish. To restore the bright white appearance, consider having your ring replated every 1-2 years.

Professional Inspection

Schedule periodic professional inspections of your wedding ring. Jewellers can check for signs of wear and address any issues promptly. They can also provide expert advice on maintaining the beauty of your ring.

Engraving Preservation

If your wedding ring has a heartfelt engraving, it’s essential to be cautious during maintenance. Engravings can wear down over time, so let your jeweller know about the engraving when you take your ring for professional cleaning or repairs.

Jewellery Repair Services

Should your wedding ring ever require repair or refurbishment, DMR is here to provide expert solutions. Our network of five Master Goldsmiths, crafting pieces in three workshops across our family of showrooms, are skilled in restoring your beloved jewellery to its former glory. Whether it’s prong repair, stone replacement, or reshaping, we handle each repair with the utmost care and precision. Make an enquiry with our Jewellery Repair team today.

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