Engagements is a formal agreement to get married and depending on the couple involved, it is usually loud or quiet. It is usually a thing of joy to both parties(and we sincerely hope that is just the case with you)
Here are a few things not to do once you have your engagement ring on.
- Clean The House: Bleach and other household cleaners can damage settings and mountings or even change the colour of the ring itself. We advise that you always wear protective gloves or remove your ring altogether. It is good to clean but please do it right.
- Swim: Swimming can cause your fingers to shrink which will then allow the ring to slip off your finger or the chlorine in the swimming pools can also cause damage to your ring – especially if it’s prolonged.
- Doing The Dishes: Harsh chemicals in the soaps can discolour, dissolve, or otherwise damage the stone or metal bands. So dipping your hands in soap suds is not the best way to go when wearing your ring.
- Lifting Weights: While wearing your ring is probably OK for most cardio and exercise, lifting weights and using weight machines creates a risk for cracks in the stone and we advise that you remove your rings before lifting.
- Putting On Lotion: Whether you believe it or not, excessive build-up of heavy makeup, lotion, or creams can dull the stones in your ring and your ring itself. Even hairsprays and hair oils can eat away at gold and dull the surface of diamonds and other stones.
- Operating Heavy Machinery: If your job as a woman involves manual labour, like construction work or even bein on or near a construction site, we advise that you keep your ring at home in a safe place. This will help avoid breaks or splits, of any kind that are caused by bang-ups.
- While Sleeping: Depending on the shape and size of your ring, wearing it to sleep at night can be a bad idea. If you have an over-sized stone with lots of edges, remove it before going to bed to avoid scratching your face in the night.
- Taking a shower: Since we have asked you to take off your ring while swimming and putting on lotion, it is safe to say that we assume you should have it taken off before you shower. You would not want water or soap doing justice to the ring now, would you?