Caring for Your Wedding Bands
In July, we introduced a new three-part summer blog series for wedding season, featuring everything you need to know about your wedding bands, from how to choose and match your wedding bands, to how to care for them. To conclude our three-part summer blog series, we're going to share some preventative and simple steps you can take to care for your wedding bands to ensure they remain in pristine condition.
First, you'll want to purchase insurance. Most insurance policies will cover lost jewelry, theft, fire and accidental damages. Your wedding rings are meant to be enjoyed for years to come, so protecting them is the first step in ensuring they remain in excellent condition throughout the many happy anniversaries ahead.
Cleaning your bands in an important step in maintaining their beauty. Aside from your regular inspections and cleanings, you'll want to clean them at home to address any lotion, dirt or oil buildup. The gentlest way to clean your bands at home, regardless of metal type, is to prepare a solution made of warm water and mild soap, and cleaning with a soft cloth. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a cotton towel.
You'll want to get your rings inspected at least once a year to prevent any major damages. Taking your rings to be inspected to a professional jeweler like Maxon's can prevent damages, such as worn prongs, missing stones and loose settings.
Storing your bands properly can likewise prevent damage to your precious rings. Try to avoid ring holders where you have to stack, as stacking can hurt certain metals. Store your wedding bands in a soft container where they won't overlap.
At Maxon's, we want your wedding bands to last and remain in pristine condition. If you have any questions on how to properly care for your wedding rings, contact us!