How to Clean Engagement Ring at Home

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Gold, a precious metal prized for its beauty and valued by nearly every culture, may be broken if not treated properly. It may develop a grimy film of skin oils, hand lotions, soap, and other residues due to scratches or dents. This film can make the gold look dull. Exposure to harsh chemicals also can damage the surface of the gold.

It is thought to be bad luck to take off your wedding ring, but when it comes to working around harsh chemicals you can prevent a lot of damage to your ring by slipping it off your finger and leaving it in a safe place until later. You should take your wedding rings off whenever you go swimming, as the chlorine in the pool is very damaging. Also, take your bands off or wear gloves when you are doing the cleaning with household cleaning products.
It’s always a good idea to take off your wedding ring before playing sports or activating any other activities that might cause you to lose it. For example, if you play basketball which causes you to sweat, this can cause the ring to slip off your finger. It is also vital to ensure that any stones within the wedding band are not lost. While these stones are classic settings securely, they can still get knocked by rough physical activity.

It’s also crucial to take off your wedding ring if you plan on using lotion or oil on your hands. The buildup from these substances will cause the gold to look dull. Similarly, spraying perfume or deodorant can also damage the metal of the wedding band.

Saving Your Wedding Bands from Wear and Tear
Do you want to make sure your gold rings last? Remove them before bed and wrap them in a soft cloth or tissue before storing them in your jewelry box. Putting your gold rings in with other pieces can cause them to get scratched and lose their luster.

But remember: don't get so caught up in protecting your jewelry that you forget where you put it! Designate a safe spot for your gold rings, so you always know exactly where to find them when you want to wear them again.

If you want to keep your rose gold, matching wedding bands in tip-top shape, you've got to stay on top of their maintenance. The more damage you can avoid, the less cleaning and polishing you'll have to do—and the more opportunities you'll have each day to look down at your hands and be reminded of your marriage to the one you love.

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