Of course, you know never to open boxes or try to pop bottle tops with your ring (trust us, people do try!), but there are a few unexpected everyday activities that can put your ring in harm's way. We would therefore like to share our best advice 💡 on what to do, and what to avoid, to keep your ring lovely for a lifetime! ♾️💍
Newsflash(!): Your ring is fragile. It's important to remember that if you are careless with it, you can severly damage your ring by chipping the band or setting the stones loose. In other words:
🚫 Don't wear it during vigorous sports. Any activity that involves impact to your hands (from volleyball 🤾♀️ to boxing 🥊 to weightlifting at the gym 🏋️♀️, rock climbing 🧗♀️...) can bend or break the prongs that hold your stone in place, causing it to fall out of its setting.
🚫 Don't swim 🏊🏻♀️ with your jewellery. Similarly, they warn against wearing it during water activities such as swimming, water skiing, or boating ⛵️, as it's far easier for your ring to slip off when your hands are wet. We've heard so many stories about rings getting lost in lakes and oceans during honeymoons! 🤯
🚫 Don't wear it while cooking. 👩🍳 Think about all of the grossness that can get stuck in your ring when you're making meatballs 🥩, rolling cookie dough 🍪, or marinating meat with your hands. That should be reason enough for you to want to take your ring off when cooking those foods.
🚫 Don't wear it while gardening. 👩🌾 Even diamonds can be chipped or broken 💔 by a hard blow in certain directions. Or you could lose it as a Canadian woman did in 2004! 🥕
🚫 Don't wear it while putting on body lotion or cream. Thick lotions and creams can leave residue on your ring, making it feel and look dirty. 🧴
🚫 Don't carelessly toss jewellery in a case. Diamonds can scratch other gemstones very easily, and can also scratch each other. To prevent scratching, diamond jewellery should be placed in a case with dividers or seperate compartments, or each piece placed in a soft pouch individually wrapped in tissues or a soft cloth.
🚫 Try not to touch the stones in your rings when putting them on or taking them off. Instead, take rings on and off by grasping the metal portion that encircles the finger (the ring shank). Slipping rings on and off by grasping the metal shank rather than the stone will prevent a greasy buildup on the stone's surface, which greatly reduces the brilliance and sparkle of a stone.
🚫 Don't sleep 🛌 with your jewellery. Remove it before going to bed and avoid scratching your partner's face at night! Also, wearing your jewellery while sleeping is the number one cause of losing gemstones and wearing out prongs!
🚫 Don't take off your rings and lay them on the side of the sink unless you are sure the drain is closed.🚰
🚫 Don't take off your rings to wash your hands when away from home. Too many have been forgotten... and lost. 🙊
Finally, buy some ring holders and keep one in the kitchen, one in your bathroom and one next to your bed. So that you always remember where your rings are. 💡🤓
And if you are still unsure if you are doing something right or wrong with your rings during a specific activity... Ask yourself the question 🤔💬: Would I be wearing NOW a silk blouse? If the answer is no, the ring should be in the box! 🎁