During these last few weeks of summer, it can be tempting to take advantage of beach days, afternoons at the pool, or family hikes. Those things are what make summer great, but they can affect the wear and tear of your engagement and wedding rings. If you wear your rings every day, it’s important to take care of them to boost their longevity and aesthetics. The good news is that you can follow simple steps to keep your ring safe and looking good as new.

TAKE RINGS OFF

Whether it’s a camping trip or daily bike rides, summer activities can provide ample opportunities to lose your engagement ring. This is especially true if you have a summer wedding and plan on going on a honeymoon with scuba diving and similar activities. It’s easy to lose your rings under water without realizing it until afterwards. Avoid this issue by removing your rings and storing them in a safe place.

CLEANING MATTERS

To keep your rings looking like sparkly new, routine cleaning is essential. A consistent cleaning routine can also help boost the longevity of your ring by getting rid of dirt and buildup. To clean your rings, you have several choices. Invest in a specialized cleaner for your rings. You can also do a DIY option at home, but it’s important to make sure the ingredients are safe to use on jewelry. If you don’t have time or the inclination, bring them into our store and we can do it for you!

STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Avoiding potential knocks during summer activities goes a long way in protecting your rings from damage. You want to make sure that you store your rings in a safe place. If you have the original jewelry case your ring came in, that’s a great option. Look for cotton, silk or velvet options, which prevent your rings from scratches. Keep your engagement rings in a separate compartment if storing them with other pieces of jewelry. It may seem obvious, but these tips keep your rings in tip top shape for decades to come.

INSURANCE

No matter how well you take care of your rings, sometimes things happen. Jewelry insurance protects your ring in the event of theft, loss or damage. You can add your engagement ring onto an existing or new homeowners or private property insurance policy. Although you might not want to think about it, damage and loss can happen and it’s best to be prepared. Insurance protects what you value and love – like your engagement rings – so look into this option for peace of mind.

WHAT NEXT?

Caring for your engagement ring is important all year round, but especially during the summer. For more tips on how to care for your engagement ring, stop by Stephen Allen Jewelers in East Longmeadow, MA.

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East Longmeadow, MA 01028

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