How to Care for Your Engagement Ring: 5 Do’s and Don’ts

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Whether you are newly engaged (congratulations!) or have worn your precious token of a promised future for many years, these five dos and don’ts pack a lot of punch for proper ring and fine jewelry maintenance.

One. DON’T Clean your home with your ring on, and be sure to always avoid chlorine. Harsh chemicals wreak havoc on the mounting of your ring, and can actually discolor and erode the gold and platinum. Keep small ring dishes around the house as a safe place for you to take off your ring before gardening, cleaning, and doing the dishes. 

Two. DO Come in and get your ring inspected and professionally cleaned every six months to a year. We look for loose stones, prong health, and metal durability. 

Three. DO Take off your ring during strenuous activity. Hey you crossfitters – keep the ring at home! Hand heavy activities are not the place for a precious piece of jewelry. 

Four. DON’T Remove your ring in public. It’s not worth the risk. Ever. 

Five. DO Get insurance. Like a car, the sooner your ring is insured the sooner you are protected. Once the ring is purchased and in your possession you can begin to start shopping for a coverage provider. 

Jeff Johnson & Co. is a full-service jeweler located in Upper Arlington, Ohio. We specialize in custom engagement rings, keepsakes for significant moments, and giving new life to family heirlooms. Our gemologists are trained by the Gemological Institute of America, and they work closely with each customer to ensure that we meet your vision and beyond. Stop by our showroom at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd. (off Henderson Road), call 614-459-8890, or You can also follow us on Facebook at Jeff Johnson & Co.