The case of missing gems from engagement rings is not a solitary or unique one. While some rings only lose some accent stones over a long period of use, others drop off their center stone only within the first few years of use. Now, gems are inevitable to go missing if you do not adopt caution. Instead of crying over spilled milk, there are some things users can actually do to make sure that their rings hold to these precious gems for longer. Let’s take a look at how you can prevent a missing gem from happening.
Avoid Getting Your Ring Overexposed to Water
One of the first things you have to stop doing to avoid weakening the stone setting of your ring is water exposure. Now that is not entirely possible because you can’t avoid washing your hands the entire day or take your ring off every time you wash your hands. So, the next best thing to do is to avoid taking your ring with you in the shower. Leave them behind when you step into the pool. These little things will make sure that your ring is not overexposed to water. Too much water wears away the metal leaving the clasps weaker and looser, the key reason for a stone to slip off.
Never Use Cleaners Containing Unknown Chemicals
Cleaning your jewelry is a necessary thing, but do not go overboard with chemical cleansers. As much as they help cutting through the accumulated dirt, some of them even cause the metal to lose some of its mass from exposure to abrasive chemicals. So, even if you use a chemical cleaner for your jewelry, make sure you read the back of the bottle to find out the chemical content of the cleaner. Ditch it if you see anything unfamiliar.
Do Not Put Your Jewelry through Ultrasonic Cleaning Too Often
Ultrasonic cleaning is great to give your sparkler a power wash. The stores put them through a series of powerful stages of cleaning that leave the rings cleaned and polished. The result, a ring so sparkling that it looks just bought from the store. Because the wash is so powerful, it is imperative that you avoid putting your sparkler through it too often. Ultrasonic cleaning, when done too often, can weaken the metal and cause the stones to slip out in the process.