There are a few things to consider when wearing a diamond ring so you can keep it in top condition and show it off according to your individual style and preferences.
Wear traditional engagement and wedding rings on your left ring finger. Traditionally, an engagement ring is worn on your left-hand ring finger at the time of your engagement. Your wedding band is added onto that finger when you get married. Most people wear their wedding band on their finger below the engagement ring, symbolizing that it's closer to their heart. When wearing your engagement and wedding rings together, slide your wedding band onto your finger first, then your engagement ring after that.
Wear a promise ring on your left ring finger until you get engaged. Promise rings used to be a symbol of an upcoming engagement, but now that's not always the case. Typically a promise ring is a symbol of an exclusive relationship or love, though some people still wear them as a pre-engagement ring.
Wear other jewelry of the same metal, or mix and match. Some people prefer to wear their diamond rings only with other matching metals, such as wearing all yellow gold or all white gold. Other people mix it up and wear different golds with silver, and different stones with their diamonds.
Rinse the necklace. Use warm, running water to rinse the club soda, soap, and debris off the necklace. The strainer is helpful for this step, as you can let water run over the necklace and through the strainer
How to Recognize Diamond from Other Stones?
With the rising popularity in other gemstones, here are some steps to spotting a stone that to the naked eye may appear similar to a real diamond.
Recognize Cubic Zirconia. A cubic zirconia is one of the easier fake diamonds to test for authenticity. By using the sparkle test, for example, it’s relatively easily gauge the amount of sparkle and fire a stone is giving off.
Recognize White Sapphire. Sapphires are commonly available in blue and a wide range of colors including white, which looks clear to the naked eye. White sapphires are often posed as diamonds but don’t offer the diamond’s signature sparkle and contrast of dark and light areas.
Recognize Moissanite. Perhaps the best actor in the fake diamond world is the synthetic moissanite. Distinction between the two is usually difficult for the naked eye and requires the expertise of a diamond professional.
Recognize White Topaz. While a white topaz may look like a diamond at first glance, several characteristics separate it from a real diamond. The exterior is softer than a diamond and is easily scratched by other materials. You can also look closely at a white topaz using magnification to see if there are any scratches on the surface. Diamonds will not have scratches because of their durable composition.
How to Protect Your Diamond Rings?
Dirt or oil buildups on your diamond interfere with how light hits the stone, so be sure to clean your ring regularly.
Use gentle detergent or soak. Drop your diamond into a mug of warm water mixed with a few drops of dish detergent and allow your ring to soak overnight. Or, if you prefer, soak your diamond for a few minutes in a jewelry cleaner that's safe for diamond and gold. gently scrub your diamond and the brackets with a soft-bristled baby toothbrush and notice the new sparkles. Clean your ring about once a week. That way, you can remove any dirt, lotion, or oil that could build up on your ring, making it look dull.
Remove your ring when working out. Any exercise activities that require you to use your hands, such as lifting weights or cycling, risks bending your ring from pressure. If you bend the setting brackets of your ring, your diamond can fall out of the ring. Leave your diamond ring at home when heading to the gym, or bring a little ring box and lock it up in your gym locker.
Take your ring off when cooking. When you're cooking, bacteria from food can get lodged into your stone settings and you also risk losing your ring down the drain while rinsing food. Place your ring in a safe place on the kitchen counter away from the sink and food, or in your jewelry box in your bedroom, while cooking.
Protect your ring when cleaning. During cleaning, you can bang your ring off of hard surfaces like the bathroom counters or expose them to harsh cleaning chemicals that aren't good for the stone. For the safest bet, place your ring in your jewelry box in your bedroom while you're cleaning.
Remove your ring before swimming. Both the salt of the ocean and harsh pool chemicals are bad for maintaining the quality of your ring; they can eat away at the metal and cause discoloration. In addition, being in cold water can cause your fingers to shrink, meaning your ring can slip off more easily and be lost forever. Keep your ring safely at home or in your hotel room if you're hitting the pool or the beach.
Take your ring off when moisturizing. Lotions will stick to your diamonds, making them look dull and lifeless over time. Remove your ring and place it in a safe place briefly while your apply moisturizer to your hands
Leave your ring on when washing your hands in public places. Many people think they have to remove their diamond rings every time they wash their hands. However, it's easy to leave your ring on a bathroom sink in a restaurant or other public place. Or you could accidentally knock it down the drain! Don't remove your ring during a brief hand wash in a public restroom.