You finally have that gorgeous brilliant diamond engagement ring you've always dreamed of on your left hand. And, of course, you want it to stay that way. But what if it's time to go to the beach? How do you protect it? Whether you are heading to the beach for a day of relaxation, a vacation, or your wedding on the beach.
Summer is a great time to shine on the beach. You can wear trendy bikinis, eye-catching felt hats, and lovely accessories. Of course, you'll want to flaunt your gorgeous diamond engagement ring as well. After all, an engagement ring goes perfectly with a summer dress! But is it a good idea to wear the engagement ring on the beach?
You should always avoid wearing your wedding jewelry on the beach for several important reasons. First, the ring in the ocean can easily fall off and be washed away. However, sand can also damage your Diamond ring without you even realizing it. Small grains can become embedded in the setting of your engagement ring, causing the tips to loosen and the stone to tend to fall out. And when you wear sunscreen, the product can build up on your diamond ring, just like the beauty products you use in the shower. In general, it is best not to wear your engagement ring on the beach.
With these tropical temperatures on the beaches, you would probably love to swim in the ocean. But beware! Coldwater will constrict your fingers and risk your diamond engagement ring slipping into the sea. Trust us, finding a ring on the ocean floor is next to impossible. The same applies to the swimming pool, but the chances of finding your engagement ring there are higher.
We recommend that you stay away from the sea when you have a rose gold and diamond engagement ring. Rose gold gets its beautiful color from copper, which is exceedingly sensitive to salt. However, if you want that tanned skin then wearing a fake tan is perfectly fine. Tanning creams do not affect the ring. The ring will only be greasy and can be easily cleaned with hot soapy water and a soft brush.
Many women think they will be fine if they "store" their engagement ring in a plastic bag on the beach to protect it from sand, seawater, etc. However, this is not a good idea. A diamond ring needs to be able to breathe and the plastic will suffocate it, which is certainly unnecessary for the ring.
Remove the ring before applying sunscreen or lotion.
Of course, always apply sunscreen before going to the beach (and reapply once you get there), but be sure to remove your diamond engagement ring before putting on your sunscreen. It may seem unnecessary, but sunscreen can cause a film to form on your diamond ring, dulling its luster and shine. The same goes for daily body lotion, so be sure to always remove the rings before application.
Don't wear your ring in cold Atlantic water
Have you noticed that your rings can feel a bit looser in the winter? Because when you're cold, your fingers shrink. One important thing that people forget before cooling off in these refreshing Atlantic waters is the dropping temperature. The cool ocean water has the same effect as the wintery New England air, curling your fingers and allowing your rings to fall off as you swim. The worst part is that you may not realize that they are missing until later. Have you ever tried to find a diamond ring in the sea? Let me tell you, it is almost impossible.
Do Not wear your ring in saltwater
Even if you don't plan on going swimming, make sure you don't wear your ring near saltwater. Some metals work better than others in saltwater, but they are still cautious. This is because sea salt is extremely corrosive to metals such as copper, gold, and rose gold. Rose gold is particularly sensitive to saltwater because it corrodes much faster than traditional yellow Gold or white gold. Saltwater can also damage the overall appearance of your diamond Ringby dulling the stones and making them less shiny.
Beware of sand
Fortunately, precious metals (like platinum and gold), as well as diamonds and most gemstones, should be fine if they come in contact with beach sand. While you don't have to worry about irreparably damaging the metal or stones of the ring, sand presents a potential risk to its shine in other ways. If you wear your engagement and wedding rings on the beach, there is a good chance that the sand particles will find their way between the diamond and the metal setting and eventually loosen the stones in your ring. It is important to be careful that the lace never comes off enough for a stone to fall out. You can perform maintenance checks at home or take them to your local jeweler for professional cleaning and inspection.
Do Not wear your ring to swim
Not only is salt water not good for your diamond engagement ring, but the cold ocean can even shrink your fingers! And the smaller fingers correspond to a ring that could fall off very easily - the last thing you would want to happen to your beautiful diamond ring. Also, you may not realize until later that your ring has fallen off. Instead, remove the ring and store it in a safe place.
Store your Rings Well
Your gorgeous diamond engagement ring deserves more than just tossing in your beach bag. It should be kept in a clean, dry, well-ventilated place, whether at the beach or at home. Your ring should also be kept separate from your other jewelry, especially pieces with metals other than your ring. If you find that you are going to put on and take off your engagement ring a lot, it is wise to invest in a quality ring box or jewelry box specially designed for storage.
Leave Your Rings At Home!
We cannot stress enough this beach best practice! The only sure-fire way to make sure you don't lose or damage your wedding and engagement rings on the beach is to leave them at home. Once serious damage has been done to quality jewelry it can be extremely difficult to repair, so why risk it in the first place? Whether it's an old family heirloom or a brand new engagement ring, these rings are the most emotionally significant jewelry you'll ever wear. The only thing more devastating than damaging your rings would be losing them completely. No insurance can keep you from sinking into pit of your stomach while swimming in the sea and suddenly discovering that your ring is no longer on your finger.
Take your ring to a jeweler for cleaning and maintenance [the day after the beach]
What's the first thing you do when you come home after a long day at the beach? Probably a good shower to wash off all the sand and saltwater. The same goes for your diamond engagement ring. Take your ring to a jeweler for a professional cleaning and maintenance check to make your diamond look stunning.
There is no reason why you shouldn't have a fabulous day at the beach with your gorgeous diamond engagement ring. However, before heading to the beach, be sure to follow the tips and tricks above and your gorgeous Diamond ring will stay gorgeous and sparkling for years to come. Still, looking for the perfect diamond engagement ring or wedding ring? Look no further than Best Brilliance! Their affordable selection of engagement rings and diamond wedding bands is unmatched.