Here's How to Take Care of Your Engagement Ring
If it's true that your engagement ring is the most important piece of jewelry you'll receive in your life, then it's probably a good idea to make sure it actually lasts a lifetime.
"Fine jewelry, especially engagement and wedding rings, are designed for everyday wear," says Don O’Connell, senior vice president at Charles & Colvard, the fine jewelry company that created the moissanite stone. "[But] some gemstones, like emeralds, are more susceptible to damage than others and [...] certain metals are softer than you might expect."
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In other words, if you want your precious bauble to keep sparkling for years to come, you'll have to give it some TLC. We asked O'Connell to shed some (expert) light on how to care of your engagement ring like a pro.
1. Take it off when performing certain activities.
O'Connell says that gold can easily get scratched or dented by accidental hard blows, so you should always remove your gold ring when you're doing heavy labor like gardening or home repairs.