Whilst the sapphire engagement ring given to Kate by Prince William has seen a wealth of replicas appear on the market, the traditional diamond continues to be the most popular engagement stone.
Recent press coverage suggests the minimum one should spend on an engagement ring is £1000. Clearly such an expense is considered a worthy price to pay for a lifetime of commitment. So caring for such an extravagant outlay should be equally as important - but considering engagement rings are worn everyday how many times would you think about deep cleaning it to ensure its blingability?
Here are Town Talk's Top Tips for caring for a new or antique diamond engagement ring:
- Diamonds are extremely durable. More often than not it is the case or settings that gets damaged and cause stones to be lost or chipped. So we advise you to take your ring to a professional jeweller from time to time, to have the setting inspected.
- Store your jewellery carefully. Keep diamonds separate from all other jewellery as they could scratch semi-precious stones, which are often much softer. Ideally store pearls away from diamonds in microfibre pochettes from Town Talk Polish.
- Everything from body lotions to soap suds, garden dirt, household dust or oils in your skin can make a new engagement ring appear dull and lacklustre. Diamonds are best deep cleaned every few months in Town Talk's Jewel Sparkle or Impressive Jewellery Spray. For everyday shine, keep a Diamond Polishing Cloth to hand, it'll make any precious item sparkle in a moment and since the fabric is washable you can use it time and time again.
So if you're considering popping the question, pick up a Town Talk diamond care product online or from a top jeweller, to go with your engagement ring, and you'll really show how much you care!