How to Care for Vintage Diamond Engagement Rings

June 14th, 2016

How Should You Care For A Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring?

Diamond engagement rings are always beautiful, a symbol of a romantic commitment. So many options are available for those that want to get engaged and it is interesting to notice that many now want to buy vintage or antique engagement rings instead of the modern options available in most jewelry stores. That happens because of various different reasons. No matter what yours is, a really important thing at the end of the day is being sure that you are going to take care of the ring in a proper way.

Vintage diamond engagement rings tend to be more fragile. They require more care and dedication, just as you would go through an addiction recovery plan. Commitment and special care will be vital to maintain the beauty of the ring. If you want to properly care for the rings, here is what you have to know.

Proper Storage

The very first thing that you have to do for vintage jewelry is to be sure that storage is done properly. You want to protect the ring from the elements. A particular focus has to be put on destructive elements like fluctuating temperatures, light and moisture.

The reason why the elements have to be avoided is that vintage diamond engagement rings can be deteriorated. You always want to reduce the possibility that this would happen. The best thing that you can do is to put the jewelry in a box that is breathable and padded. Temperature has to always be stable, without fluctuations ranging from extreme cold to extreme heat.

The chosen storage box or area also needs to be properly ventilated. That would stop the negative effects of moisture.

Vintage Jewelry Is Fragile

Because vintage diamond engagement rings are fragile, they can easily end up worn out. Damage that appears will be much more apparent. This includes scratching as the most common problem. Do be sure that you are extra careful whenever you wear the diamond ring. Also, in the box, it should never rub against the other pieces that are there.

When you wear the vintage diamond engagement ring, acids and oils can actually cause deterioration in the fixings and metals included. Because of this, be sure to clean the ring gently and regularly. Before the ring is put back into the storage box, do clean it to remove any present moisture or oils.


The last thing that you should remember is the importance of cleaning. You want to choose the right cleaning substances based on the diamond gemstone and the metals that are included in the ring. Diamonds are tough and really durable but this does not mean that you cannot damage them. The best option is regularly a solution that is based on ammonia.

Various metals have different techniques that have to be used. You can easily look online for a guide that is suitable for the metal included in your vintage diamond engagement ring. Alternatively, go to a vintage jewelry store so that you can be told exactly what cleaning products have to be utilized.

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