Your day is busy and full of many activities, from going for a run in the morning, heading to work, chauffeuring your kids to school, attending meetings, checking on your garden, cooking for your family, and much more. Amidst all these activities, you catch a glimpse of your jewelry, and it brings a smile to your face. You think about the value and meaning attached to the piece of jewelry and how it shines even on the dullest of days. It is worth taking care of as it holds a special place in your heart and reminds you of someone or someplace you cherish.
Jewelry is meant to be worn, not kept hidden away in a box, but it is made of precious metals and gems, and thus it requires care and attention. However, if you're someone who wears their jewelry all day, every day, we recommend taking a break once in a while. Keep a cute dish at your bedside table and leave your jewelry at home when swimming, sweating, rock climbing, lifting heavy objects, or engaging in similar activities. Otherwise, wear your jewelry often and wear it proudly, but don't forget to keep it clean!
Sit back and let us fill you in on the tips and tricks of keeping those rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets sparkling in order to make that “golden” impression you deserve.
How To Clean An Engagement Ring
Engagement rings hold a special place in our hearts, and once you say "yes," you may never want to take it off. However, to keep it sparkling and shining, you must take it off every once in a while to clean it. We recommend cleaning a diamond ring by soaking it for a few minutes in a bowl filled with warm water and mild dish soap. Afterward, gently scrub under the prongs with a soft toothbrush and pat it dry with a polishing cloth or paper towel. It will be as good as new, ready to shine and sparkle.
We asked our founder, Emily Eggebrecht, a few more questions about cleaning and here were her answers:
How often should I clean my engagement ring?
Honestly, you can clean it as often as you want! The better practice is to take it off and put it back on so you aren’t creating build up under prongs or baskets.
How often should you clean earrings?
When it comes to cleaning earrings, once you have healed from a piercing, it's recommended that you either have a piercer change out your existing threadless earrings for you or purchase standard studs with butterfly backs that you can take out and clean regularly.
How to Clean A Sapphire Ring
Cleaning a sapphire will be the same practice as diamonds! If you’re wondering how to clean a ruby ring we would also recommend the same! Sapphire is a level 9 on the mohs hardness scale so it is very wearable and an incredible stone to set into your fine jewelry.
If you want to have your jewelry cleaned without spending extra time and money, you can bring it to our flagship store. We offer free cleaning services while you sip champagne and shop. We think that this is an excellent way to practice self-care and ensure that your precious jewelry stays clean and sparkling.
Remember, your jewelry is worth taking care of. It holds sentimental value and reminds you of the things you cherish. Wear it often, wear it proudly, but keep it clean!