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Top Tips to Taking Care of your Engagement Ring

Sparkling Diamond Ring
There is no piece of jewellery quite as treasured as your engagement ring. After all, it is designed to be one of your most prized possessions.
 
Plus, there’s the sentimental value of your ring whether an expression of a lasting love, an anniversary milestone or a beloved keepsake.
 
Nevertheless, it is imperative to give your precious purchase the love and care it deserves. As your jewellery care experts, we at Baker Brothers are here to offer our top tips to keep your ring as radiant as the first day you fell in love with it.

Clean your Ring Periodically

 
If you have a good quality diamond, it should never lose its sparkle, but there are a couple of signs to look out for if you’re considering a clean. These can be a visible clouded shine and appearance, a distinct discoloration or even dullness to your diamond.
 
Your diamond deserves the spotlight and in order to shine brightly, there are some ever so easy steps to maintaining its luminous lustre.
 
Luckily the cleaning process doesn’t have to be difficult. There are a range of purse-sized products which are must-haves for convenient, easy cleaning.
 
The Connoisseurs Diamond Jewellery Cleaning Dazzle Stik makes cleaning diamonds and precious stones a breeze. Plus it’s perfect for platinum and gold jewellery to help bring back that sensational shine.
 
Your cleaning cloth is just as important. Connoisseurs’ 5x6” Polishing Cloth is a popular pick for featuring the two-cloth dry-cleaning system, in which you can first wipe clean your jewellery before giving that final polish.
 
Polishing Jewellery with a Cloth
Ultimately, all jewellery benefits from being professionally cleaned and inspected at least once a year. Therefore, we recommend bringing your treasured pieces into store periodically.
 
The same goes for any re-rhodium plating to help restore your white gold to be as brilliant as before.
 
If you’ve purchased from us in-store, take advantage of our free “Clean & Check” service and we will happily inspect and clean your piece free of charge.

Check if your Ring Needs Resizing

 
On top of having that irresistible glisten, your ring should be comfortable. That being said, you should take caution when deciding if your ring requires a resize.
 
Factors such as seasonal changes in temperature, swelling, changes in weight and travelling can all affect how your ring feels and fits.
 
If your ring does start to feel loose however, it’s a sign that you will need to size down. From minor sizing alterations to a complete re-make, our skilled craftsmen are equipped to transform your jewellery sensitively and safely.

Study your Ring’s Setting and Claws

 
To ensure your diamond is kept safe and your ring remains in good condition, it is important to keep an eye on your claws (these are what keep your diamond or gemstone in place).
 
This can be easily observed by gentle shaking the ring or running your finger over the claws. Any noise or unusual feel to the claws (i.e. do they feel sharp) is a greater indicator that the claws need some attention from a goldsmith.
 
Unsure? Bring your jewellery into the Baker Brothers boutique and our specialists will check it over for you.
We have a team of friendly and knowledgeable specialists here at Baker Brothers. And we pride ourselves on offering honest and informed advice about keeping your jewellery in the best condition possible.
 
Call us on 01234 352343, visit our Bedford boutique or book an appointment online to discuss your ring requirements today.

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