After investing in your dream engagement ring, you’ll want it to last a lifetime and with the appropriate love and attention, it will. We've assembled a run-down of our ring care FAQs to help you keep your moissanite engagement ring as perfect as if was the day you received it.
Can I wear my engagement ring when exercising?
This is a decision based entirely on your personal judgement and the kind of exercising you're performing. Certain forms of exercise, such as weightlifting or contact sports pose a higher risk of damage to your ring compared to those such as running or cycling which, with appropriate care, should be perfectly safe for your ring. Be mindful that your moissanite engagement ring is a piece of fine jewellery which means it is very delicate. If you're even slightly worried about the safety of your engagement ring when exercising, it's best to remove your ring. If you decide to wear your ring, ensure you take suitable safety precautions, it would be deeply upsetting if your engagement ring were to be lost or damaged.
Can I wear my engagement ring whilst swimming?
Wearing your ring in water is perfectly safe, however, both chlorine and sodium chloride (NaCL) from salt water will remain on the ring’s surface which can cause discolouring of precious metals and, in some cases, a slight breakdown of your ring’s setting. Also, bear in mind that cold water results in a drop in your body temperature, causing your hands to shrink, which poses a risk of your ring slipping off your hand. In general, swimming in a cold pool or sea isn't ideal for your moissanite or lab diamond engagement ring and we'd always recommend that where possible, you remove your ring before doing so to prevent any damage or loss.
Are there any other occasions I should remove my ring?
Moissanite is one of the hardest minerals in the world, ranking 9.25 on the MOHs hardness scale second only to diamonds, meaning the stone is highly scratch resistant and unaffected by daily wear. Certain household activities such as cooking, cleaning, DIY and gardening can present a risk to your engagement ring. For example, similarly to diamonds, everyday household solutions can cause a build-up of film affecting your moissanite stones sparkle, or your ring could be knocked or scratched during intensive housework.Again, whether you decide to take off your ring for these activities is down to your personal judgement and whether you perceive the activity to be safe for your ring. If you don't feel comfortable wearing your ring, simply take it off. Ultimately, wearing your precious ring for such activities isn't worth the risk of losing or damaging your extremely valuable engagement ring.
Where should I keep my engagement ring whilst it isn't being worn?
Always make sure to store your ring somewhere safe and memorable. We recommend keeping fine jewellery such as your moissanite ring in a fabric-lined case to minimise the risk of damage. If you own lots of jewellery, we suggest using a case featuring multiple compartments to prevent other pieces damaging your precious engagement ring.
How do I clean my moissanite engagement ring at home?
Cleaning your moissanite engagement ring at home is easily done. Simply soak your ring in warm water with a mild soap and gently scrub with a soft toothbrush or cloth, paying attention to clean the areas which are hard to reach. Once clean, rinse off any soap residue and dry with a lint-free cloth for a freshly sparkling moissanite ring.Avoid cleaning your ring with harsh chemicals as this can cause corrosion to your rings delicate setting. If your ring does require a deeper clean, choose a commercial jewellery cleaner which is non-toxic, non-abrasive, and specifically formulated for moissanite. Ammonia is safe to use and can be effective for cleaning moissanite rings in a solution of 1 part ammonia to 1-2 parts water.
Should I have my engagement ring professionally cleaned?
Having your moissanite ring professionally cleaned is a brilliant idea. We recommend having your ring professionally deep-cleaned at least once a year to remove any organic build up, maximise brilliance and maintain your ring’s sparkle. Many jewellers offer over the counter jewellery cleaning, with the option for ultrasonic cleaning open for those owning a moissanite ring. This is where soundwaves are paired with a cleaning solvent to create intense vibrations to effectively remove build up from your stone for a beautiful shimmering finish. However, an alternative method of professional cleaning is best if your ring has a fragile setting or is made with softer gemstones.
Should I insure my moissanite engagement ring?
Your engagement ring is a priceless symbol of the love and commitment you and your partner share. We are proud to offer a 12-month warranty on all of our jewellery, covering any manufacturing faults, as well as a Charles & Colvard Limited Lifetime Warranty to guarantee your moissanite stone will maintain its fire and brilliance for your lifetime. We highly recommend insuring your ring against loss.
Why The Stone Lab?
We pride ourselves on our ability to produce stunning ethical and sustainable fine jewellery at an amazing price point, alongside our unrivalled customer service. We offer the highest quality moissanite engagement rings, lab-grown diamond engagement rings and coloured gemstones. Make sure to also check out are collections of moissanite earrings and pendants for a gorgeous bridal set.