Moissanite may not be as expensive as diamond, but still, it is a valuable investment, especially if holding a special sentimental value to the wearer. Therefore, the idea of losing your moissanite ring, the one you got engaged with, terrifies you and you want to take all of the precautions that will prevent you from experiencing this unfortunate event on your own. Following are some easy and effective Kobelli tips to help you keep your precious bauble safe and exactly where it belongs.
Tip No. 1 ☞ Size it right.
A ring that does not fit properly is not just uncomfortable to wear, but it also does not look as good as expected. So, one of the things you need to pay special attention to is to make sure that the ring you are buying corresponds to the size of your finger. Finding the right ring size online sounds way more complicated than going to an actual jewelry store, but believe that it is not. Any professional and thoughtful online retailer will provide you with their ring sizing guide to be sure that you are giving them an accurate measurement. If worst-case scenario, there is always the Returns & Repairs policy to which you can freely rely on if the ring does not fit right and you want to replace it with another one of a different size. The risk of losing your moissanite ring is automatically reduced to 50% when it fits the finger properly. Of course, do not let the fear of losing the ring take you to the other extreme and pick a piece that is too tight, because you won’t be able to take it off once you manage to put it on the finger.
Tip No. 2 ☞ Keep it away from menacing areas.
Obviously, no other place in the house scream “danger” louder than kitchen and bathroom sinks. Once your beautiful and dear moissanite ring gets “swallowed” by these notorious ring traps, you can kiss it goodbye. There are two precautionary measures to take for the safest outcome of this situation; the first one is to install kitchen/bathroom sink strainers; the second one is to place ring dishes in each room in your house. Therefore, whenever you need to take the ring off, you can place it on a visible and secure place that will save you from spending hours on looking for it. With time, this will become a habit and you will instantly know that the first place to look for your moissanite ring at home is any of the ring dishes you left in the kitchen, the bathroom, the laundry room or the bedroom.
Tip No. 3 ☞ Keep it on the finger.
You should learn how to make a difference between when it is safe to take off the ring and when it is better to keep it on. In other words, this is called practical wearing. According to a survey that has been recently made, one in three women take off their engagement rings for occasions when it is recommended to. For example, the results have shown that 35% of women take off their precious jewels when going to work, while 29% of women take off their rings for job interviews. Only 22% of women with active social life that includes going on trips and nights out, admitted that they do not wear their rings in order to prevent losing them. Our friendliest recommendation is to keep your moissanite ring on your finger when leaving the house, because it is more likely to lose it when you take it off then and there, than if it stays where it is supposed to. At the end of the article, we are going to explain in which situations from your everyday life you are advised to remove your moissanite ring.
Tip No. 4 ☞ Insure it.
Investing in jewelry insurance is not a luxury nowadays, it is a necessity. Considering the hectic lives we live and the many “threats” around us in all aspects, it is always good to protect our valuable items. Your moissanite ring is indeed one such. If you have to choose between insuring your ring for a fraction of its actual cost or buying a new one, what would you go for? Insurance, of course, unless money is not a problem for you at all. Moreover, even if you are the most careful person in the world, you should bear in mind that the tendency of stealing fine jewelry is increasing day by day. So, we will conclude together that you definitely need to insure your moissanite ring to protect yourself from unnecessary headache and additional costs on buying a new one.
As mentioned a few lines before, here are some common situations where it is best to take the ring off your finger.
Luggage, airports, hotels, check-ins, check-outs, visiting places, meeting people, changing outfits can lead to losing your precious ring without even being aware of that. Many women who travel a lot and have lost their engagement rings on the way do not even have a clue where, when and how did it happen. If you have the same lifestyle, it is best to leave your ring at some reliable spot in your house. This is the only place where you will find it safe and sound when you get home from your trip.
» Household Cleaning
There are two dangers when performing your typical cleaning tasks and wearing your moissanite ring at the same time; the risk of hitting it hard and scratching the stone, or damaging its beauty and quality with strong chemicals. Since all cleaning products contain them, some of them are even enhanced with abrasives, you are strongly recommended to take off the ring during your household cleaning activities.
We did not mention the ring dishes without a purpose, because cooking is absolutely a great one to use them. If cooking is your thing, you surely do not want anything to ruin the pleasure from it, including the functionality of your sparkly ring. Cooking tasks, such as kneading dough and dealing with ground meats and other greasy ingredients are harmful for the piece, because they will get under the stone(s) and into its engraved details (if any). That would mean another unnecessary cleaning of the ring and loosening its stone(s).
Digging in the dirt and pulling weeds is beyond uncomfortable for your ring, as it gets constantly entangled and scratched by rocks and branches. Remember to remove it before taking care of your garden, even if you will be wearing gardening gloves.
At the gym, the biggest enemies of your moissanite ring are iron weights and bars. They can scratch the band as easy as 1-2-3, regardless of the metal that it is crafted of. It is not just the band that is endangered, but the stone(s) too. The stone setting might get loosen and the small, melee diamonds will not resist the weight and the pressure. Therefore, the smartest thing to do is to live your sportive lifestyle without wearing any jewelry, including your precious moissanite ring.
Written by: Liljana Tomova