Engagement season is almost here! That’s right, there is technically an “engagement season,” or a time in the US where there is an increased spike in the number of engagements. This occurs from Thanksgiving in late November to February. With engagement season on the horizon, we want to talk about the bling and when you need to keep that rock in the box.
Don’t Wear Your Engagement Ring When…
We know, we know, once you get that gorgeous ring, you never want to take it off. However, there are a few places that you should not wear those diamonds. You want to keep your ring bright, clean, and safe and these tips from The Knot can help.
- Don’t wear your ring to the beach. Though it may look super sparkly in the sun, if it falls into the water or sand, it is going to be very difficult to find. Another reason to leave your ring at home when you hit the beach is the sand in general. It can wedge itself in the ring setting or under your diamond.
- Don’t wear your engagement ring when you are at the gym. Going for a run? The ring is fine. Weightlifting? Take it off! The pressure of the weight’s bars might bend it or cause your stones to fall out of the setting.
- Don’t wear your ring when you are in the shower. Soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and really any beauty products can cause a cloudy buildup on your stone or under your stone. This goes for lotions and hair serums as well when you get out of the shower.
- Don’t wear your ring in pools or hot tubs. It is not so much that you can lose it in a pool or hot tub, but it is the chemicals, like chlorine, that do the damage. These chemicals can discolor the metals in your ring.
- Don’t wear your ring when you are cleaning anything. This includes everything from bleaching the bathroom to scrubbing the dishes. The chemicals found in many cleaning products can erode the finish on your ring and can cause it to change colors.
Keep it Safe
Anytime you take off your ring, do not lay it just anywhere. Keep it in a box or separate jewelry pouch. Do not mix it with your other jewelry as it could end up getting scratched.
After the Proposal
Ready to start looking at wedding venues? We can’t wait to see your ring in person and give you a tour of Melrose Knitting Mill.