General Dos of Caring for Your Engagement Ring
Do take your ring off before participating in a sport or other vigorous activity that could involve sharp blows.
Do place your ring in the same, safe place every day to avoid accidentally misplacing it.
Do clean your ring at least once a week to keep it as brilliant as the day you first put it on.
Do remove your engagement ring before beginning housecleaning or yard work that involves harsh chemicals or rough equipment.
Do have your ring inspected at least twice a year by a qualified jeweler to guarantee the setting is secure.
Do have an accurate appraisal of your engagement ring updated every few years in case of loss.
Do insure your valuable engagement ring against theft, loss, or accidental damage.
General Dont's of Caring for Your Engagement Ring
Don’t take your ring off or place it near vulnerable places, such as sinks or bathtubs, where it could easily be knocked off and lost.
Don’t wear your engagement ring while cleaning with harsh chemicals because they may discolor, dissolve, or otherwise damage either the stone or the metal.
Don’t wear your ring while applying heavy makeup, lotion, or creams to your hands to avoid excessive buildup that can dull the stones.
Don’t wear your ring while swimming in a pool or other open water such as a lake or the ocean when your fingers could shrink, allowing the ring to fall off.
Don’t excessively touch the stones in your ring – the oils in your hands can cloud the gems and reduce their sparkle.
Don’t store your engagement ring with other jewelry where it can be easily scratched or chipped by other diamonds or gems.