Curt and I got engaged in May of 2016, and he proposed with an absolutely beautiful ring. When he began to plan the proposal (a complete surprise, which he knew I always wanted), he put a lot of thought into the design of the ring and chose to have it custom made. He decided on a round diamond in a bezel setting of white gold. He really wanted the bezel setting rather than claws because he didn't want me to have to worry about losing the diamond if the claws became loose. He also chose that setting because it's flat on top, so the ring will never snag on my clothes or get caught on my winter gloves.
I absolutely love my ring and almost a year later, I still catch myself sneaking a peek at my left hand. Multiple times a day! In an effort to keep it as pristine as possible, I always take my ring off when I'm in the kitchen, showering, cleaning, etc. When I'm not wearing it, I keep it in a little ceramic dish so I don't lose it and put it back on immediately after I'm done my task.
Regardless of whether you wear your ring all the time or take it off often like I do, every now and then you'll want to give it a deep clean to restore its gleam and shine. And it's super easy!
What You'll Need:
- 2 small bowls
- warm water
- 1/4 tsp of natural dish soap (I use Seventh Generation Natural and Clear)
- a small, very soft bristled brush (makeup brush, baby tooth brush, etc.)
- lint free cloth
- eye glass cloth
- Fill two small bowls with warm water.
- Add 1/4 tsp of dish soap to one of the bowls and mix with your finger.
- Place the ring in the bowl with the soapy solution and let it soak for a couple minutes.
- Using a soft bristled brush (I use a small, clean makeup brush), lightly brush the ring to remove any buildup.
- To rinse, place the ring in the second bowl with the warm water only. Repeat if needed, with clean warm water. I like to rinse my ring in a bowl versus under a running tap so I don't risk dropping it down the drain!
- Use a lint free cloth to dry the ring, then lay it flat to dry completely, if needed.
- Before putting it back on my finger, I also like to polish my ring with a clean eye glass cloth.
After a good clean, you'll immediately notice a renewed sparkle in your ring because the light is able to refract and pass more easily through the diamond. I like to give my ring a deep clean before a special occasion, but I think I'm going to start cleaning it a little more often. Even though it doesn't get that dirty because I take it off so much, you forget just how sparkly it can be until you clean it!
Do you take your rings off depending on what you're doing, or do you keep them on all the time? How often do you clean yours?