Enjoying Newlywed Status? How To Care For Your New Bridal Set

Now that you have your beautiful bridal set, you'll want to make sure that they're protected from harm. Your bridal set will need special handling to ensure that they stay safe and retain their shine. Here are four steps you'll need to take to protect your new rings.

Start With the Right Insurance

When it comes to protecting your bridal set, the first thing you need to do is insure it. You might not think about this, but if something were to happen to your wedding and engagement rings, you'd want to make sure that you can have them replaced. Having the proper insurance will ensure that you can do that. When insuring your ring, you'll need to know as much about your rings as possible, including the carat size, clarity, metal and cut. It's also a good idea to keep a clear picture of your rings with your insurance papers.

Clean Your Ring Once a Week

You want to make sure that your rings sparkle from day to day. Unfortunately, cleaning solvents, dirt, and even your own body oils can take away from the sparkle and shine. To make sure your rings don't become dull and lose their sparkle, you should clean them at least once a week. In the evening before you go to bed, place your rings in a small bowl of water and add a few drops of mild dish detergent. Allow your rings to soak through the night and then wash them with a soft toothbrush. Repeat this once a week.

Visit Your Jeweler Twice a Year

Your bridal set will need to be seen by the jeweler at least twice a year. These semi-annual visits to the jewelry will ensure that your rings receive a professional cleaning twice a year and that they're properly sized and adjusted. You might not know this, but the jewels in your settings can become loose. Without the semi-annual adjustments, you could lose those precious stones. Avoid that by seeing the jeweler twice a year. It's also a good idea to visit the jeweler whenever you feel your rings becoming too loose on your finger.

Invest in a Good Jewelry Case

If you're like most people, you'll wear your bridal set most of the time. However, there will be times when you'll need to take them off – such as when you're swimming or doing housework. For those times, you'll want to make sure that you have a safe place to set them. After all, if you set them on the counter they could fall off into the sink. The best way to keep your rings safe when you're not wearing them is to invest in a good jewelry case.