Jewelry, the Gift of Love

Care Tips For Your Floating Diamond Engagement Ring

The floating diamond is a beautifully designed set for any engagement ring. Prongs grips the outer edge of the diamond, leaving the base, top, and sides completely free and exposed within the ring. The effect is a gorgeous set that shows any center diamond off. Caring for your floating diamond engagement ring is the best way to preserve its beauty over time. Here are care tips you should know about and apply to your own ring regularly.

Clean under your diamond

The exposed parts of your floating diamond will get grime and dirt in them, leaving your diamond looking dull and yellowed. Use a ring cleaning brush to gently wipe away all debris from underneath and on the sides of the gem to leave it looking lustrous and beautiful. If the grime is stubborn to remove, soak your ring in its cleaning solution for several minutes before scrubbing it with a cleaning brush.

Have it inspected regularly 

Take your ring into your jeweler every six months. Since the prongs for your diamond are embedded into the stone rather than on top of it, you may not be able to see with the naked eye if they are loose or allowing your diamond to fall away from its set. Regular inspection also helps you keep your insurance and warranty in check should your diamond become loose or fall out. Your jeweler can perform any repairs on your diamond's set as necessary.

Know when to take your ring off

Since your diamond is a floating style, it can become jarred or fall out if it impacts hard surfaces. Remove your ring when doing the following:

  • rigorous exercise, such as kickboxing or swimming
  • working with tools
  • washing dishes

Have your ring re-dipped

If you have a white gold engagement ring, the shining silvered luster will wear off over time, leaving your ring with a dull yellowed sheen. When this happens, you can take it into your jeweler to have it dipped again. If your ring is still under its insurance plan, there is typically no cost to you to have this done. If not, you will need to pay a small fee for the re-dipping. The fee varies depending on how much white gold you need on your ring to return it to its original sheen.

Your jeweler can give you further advice on how to repair and care for your floating diamond engagement ring. With proper care and cleaning, you can enjoy your uniquely set ring for a very long time. For more tips, contact a jewelry repair company like The Gold Miner.