There's no doubt you're more than excited to show off that brand new bling on your finger at any given opportunity, but how do you make sure it stays in tip-top shape for years to come?
We spoke to Angela McBride, one half of the talented duo at SeventySix Design , who gave us the rundown on how to ensure your engagement ring stays in wonderful condition.
- If you're lifting anything heavy or are heading to the gym, it's best to take your engagement ring off and store it somewhere safe, as it can easily get squashed under something heavy or scratched on gym equipment.
- It's a great idea to regularly clean and inspect your ring and its stones. Take it into the jewellers for a good clean, polish and check over when you can. For a quick home clean to freshen up the sparkle factor, put it in a cup of warm soapy water for about 10 minutes to loosen the dirt. Scrub the top and underside of the stones with a toothbrush and it will come up all nice and bright again.
- Sunscreen and lotions are a necessary part of our daily lives, but they do dull the ‘sparkle' factor pretty quickly. If you can, try and take off your rings before applying.
Now that your sparkler is shining bright, have you thought about wedding bands for you and your beloved?