So you just bought an exquisite his and her trio ring wedding set from My Trio Rings. You've married the love of your life and can't stop admiring those gleaming diamonds on your finger. You feel like you never want to take your wedding rings off your hand because they remind you of the vows you made and the one you love. However, as difficult as it may be, it may be in your best interest to take your rings off once in a while.
The question of "Did you wash your hands?" has never been more popular, and it is important that while cleaning your hands, you are keeping your wedding rings safe! When taking care of your engagement ring and wedding bands, it is best to practice R.I.C. - Remove. Inspect. Clean - and adhere to the following DO's and DON'Ts of caring for your rings.
The DOs and DON'Ts of Taking Care of Your Trio Wedding Ring Sets
DO: Maintain & Clean Your Rings
Get your wedding jewelry professionally cleaned 1-2 times per year. In between professional cleaning visits, use an at-home jewelry cleaner and a soft brush to remove dirt and dust. You can also use dish washing soap such as Dawn, without micro-abrasives, warm water, and a soft tooth brush to clean the crevices of your rings.
DON'T: Use Harsh Chemicals While Wearing Your Rings
Chlorine, bleach, non-alcoholic hand sanitizer, and other harsh chemicals can damage or discolor the diamond and gold of your wedding rings. To avoid this, remove your bridal rings and wedding bands before cleaning with chemicals or taking a dip in a chlorinated pool or hot tub.
DO: Take Off Your Trio Rings When You Shower
Soap can build up on gold jewelry over time, leaving a thin film on the surface. Take off your wedding and engagement rings when you shower to cut down the number of times you have to clean them.
DON'T: Handle Your Rings Harshly
Take off your rings before doing any exercise or manual labor- such as lifting weights, auto repair, woodworking, or even dish washing - where you may accidentally knock them against hard objects.
DO: Insure Your Ring
Your trio wedding rings are a long-term investment that you want to protect. Along with purchasing additional protection such as an Extend Protection Plan, you should also have your rings appraised, and create an insurance policy for each of them. The small yearly fee will be well worth it for your peace of mind.
DON'T: Wear Your Rings While Working Out
Aside from the day to day wear on your rings and the inevitable dirt and sweat build-up that comes from exercising, lifting weights, or any physical activity that includes your hands has potential to affect the structure of your rings.
DO: Find a Safe Place to Store Your Rings
When you do take off your rings to work, clean, or exercise, you'll want to have a safe place to store them. Use your or a small ring holder where you can leave your bridal set and wedding bands until you put them back on. Another great option for when you are on-the-go is purchasing a Ring Bandit - a stylish accessory that has a hidden pocket to securely tuck your rings away.
Photo: Ring Bandit Accessory
DON'T: Put Non-Alcoholic Hand Sanitizer Directly on Your Rings
Alcohol based sanitizers will not harm your jewelry, however non-alcohol based cleaners may contain harsh chemicals like chlorine, known to be harmful to gold jewelry.
By abiding by the above DOs and DON'Ts, your wedding rings will remain sparkling and beautiful for generations to come!