When to take off wedding rings and engagement rings
Wedding rings are intended to symbolize marriage permanently and permanently on the finger and are therefore worn by many couples on a daily basis. Many would not want to do without the engagement ring in everyday life either. However, there are situations in which it is better to keep the rings in a safe place.
As a rule of thumb , the rings should have as little contact as possible with chemicals and harsh cleaning agents, with cosmetics, sweat and with fats. Contact with other metals or sharp objects that can damage the precious metal should also be avoided if possible. In these situations, it is therefore advisable to take off the wedding rings and the engagement ring:
- doing sports - be it jogging in the open air or lifting weights in the gym,
- while sunbathing
- when applying make-up and hairdressing in order to avoid contact with cosmetics such as make-up, hairspray, creams, deodorants, etc.,
- for cleaning work and other activities in which cleaning agents, vapors, fats or oils are used,
- when swimming and bathing in chlorine or salt water as well as in saunas and whirlpools.
In the meantime, keep the rings safely and gently in their original ring case in a soft jewelry box in which they are separated from other pieces of jewelry and thus from other precious metals or hard objects.
If you want particularly resistant rings that cannot be damaged so quickly by manual activities in everyday life, rings made ofplatinum or palladium are particularly well advised.
The right ring care for everyday life
If you want to clean your rings in everyday life, you don't need any special products . You can rub off dirt on your gold, platinum or palladium rings with a soft, lint-free cloth. However, you should avoid hard scratching or brushing in order not to damage the precious metal. If you want to clean the jewelry a little more thoroughly, it is sufficient to put the ring in a water bath with mild soap. Use a bowl or bowl for this rather than the sink. This will prevent your jewelry from getting lost in the sink. Then rinse the piece of jewelry thoroughly and rub it dry with a soft cloth. Then the ring shines wonderfully again.
You should completely refrain from experimenting with toothpaste during ring care. Instead of making your ring shine again, the opposite could be the case and the cleaning particles in the toothpaste can scratch the precious metal.
Cleaning and maintaining diamond rings
If your rings are equipped with a gemstone, you can usually clean them as described above. Just like precious metals, precious stones should not be exposed to chemicals or strong mechanical stresses in everyday life. So that diamonds are free of dirt and reflect the light as wonderfully as on the first day, you can also clean your diamond rings in lukewarm water, if necessary with a very mild soap. In this case, too, you should avoid hard brushing. But you can use a soft toothbrush if necessary.
Engagement rings with a diamond are often particularly delicate and should therefore be handled with care when cleaning . Dirt can easily get caught in its filigree frame and the spaces in between. With settings that do not completely enclose the stone, the diamond is exposed to higher stress. Large stones in filigree settings can even slip through use in an emergency over time. It is therefore advisable to have the setting and the firm fit of the stone checked by the manufacturer every one to two years.
Lukewarm water and a soft cloth are also suitable for cleaning zirconia. This loosens the dirt and the stones shine again. While diamonds do not scratch, but shine less due to dirt and grease, zirconia are quite sensitive to scratches and can even splinter. This should be taken into account when cleaning, but also when storing.
Whether diamonds or zirconia - to protect the rings you should keep them individually in the ring case or jewelry box when you remove them.
Clean silver rings
Silver is more sensitive to external influences than other precious metals . Wedding or engagement rings made of silver can therefore tarnish over time and form dark spots. If you are not wearing the rings, it is best to keep them dry and well protected in a case or jewelry box.
You can clean rhodium-plated silver rings with lukewarm water, if necessary with mild soap, and a soft cloth or soft brush. Here, too, you should avoid harsh cleaning agents or those with abrasive particles. However, dark areas can be removed with a special silver plaster paste. However, this is only suitable for smooth surfaces.
The cleaning of silver rings in a silver bath is popular . This also cleans areas that are difficult to access, such as joints. In the case of rings with precious stones, however, it is often not advisable to use a silver bath, as these could be sensitive to the chemical substances. If in doubt, you can also contact the manufacturer to find out which is the best cleaning method for your silver rings.
The processing by the professional
If gentle cleaning is not enough for you in everyday life, if you are unsure about professional cleaning, it is advisable to have the ring refurbished professionally.
The specialist can remove unsightly scratches and dirt when working up the rings. Tarnished rings get their original color back and gemstones are made to shine again. It is also possible to apply a new layer of rhodium so that wedding rings and engagement rings made of white gold get their shiny silver shine again. Depending on whether your rings have a polished or a matt surface, this can be repolished or matted. Structures, e.g. The professional can rework on ice matt or hammered surfaces. However, since some material is always inevitably removed during a basic reconditioning, this is only recommended at large intervals. However, many wearers also see scratches as signs of wear and tear, which turn the ring into an individual symbol for traveling together as a couple, and therefore no longer want to do without them. formal dresses with sleeves
On request, AURONIA offers you an extensive refurbishment. Feel free to contact our customer service and find out about the options for maintaining and refurbishing your rings.