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Caring for Moissanite: When Should You Take Off Your Ring?

January 20, 2023

Caring for Moissanite: When Should You Take Off Your Ring?

Once your fiancé puts that solitaire engagement ring on your finger, you will likely never want to take it off anymore. Although this is understandable, you should know that taking off your engagement ring once in a while is essential if you want it to continue shining brilliantly for a long time. It is essential to care for your ring, especially if you’re wearing a moissanite ring, to ensure its long-lasting vibrancy. 

Indeed, moissanite rings can shine with the brilliance of a thousand stars. However, like all other things, this sparkle can lessen without proper care. Caring for a moissanite ring includes knowing when to take it off. As such, this article enumerates some everyday situations in which you should take off your moissanite ring to protect it from damage or deterioration.

1. Performing Strenuous Exercises 

If you’re performing light exercises like easy yoga and brisk walking, wearing your moissanite ring can provide a bit of extra sparkle to your workout. However, if you’re running laps, pumping iron, or lifting weights, taking off your moissanite ring is highly advised to prevent grime or damage from sweat and scratches.

2. Cleaning or Doing Gardening Work

Standard cleaning products usually contain harmful chemicals. Due to this, it’s necessary to remove your moissanite ring before you start scrubbing your house. This step is also crucial if you’re about to do some gardening. Fertilisers contain certain chemicals that can damage jewelry pieces, and you wouldn’t want to lose your precious engagement ring while patting down your soil.

3. Cooking

Cooking and preparing food is also an expected time not to wear your moissanite engagement ring. This precaution is because bacteria and germs can quickly get stuck into your ring setting. Not only is this unsanitary, but it can also be dangerous to your health if enough harmful bacteria are gathered in your ring. Moreover, you risk losing your ring when you wear it while cooking, as it may suddenly slip off when you rinse something in the sink.

4. Swimming 

Wearing your engagement ring in the pool or the ocean is something to avoid. For one, cold water is known for “shrinking” your fingers, making it much easier for an already loose ring to vanish suddenly during a swim. Furthermore, chlorine can discolour and damage the mounting of your moissanite ring when it comes to swimming in a pool. Hence, before plunging into the water, remove your engagement ring first.

5. Showering

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not it’s okay to shower with your moissanite ring, the answer is a definite yes. Due to the hardness of this gemstone, a moissanite is 9.25 on the Mohs scale—almost as hard as a diamond that is a 10/10. The chances of a good quality moissanite turning cloudy or notwithstanding showers is very low. Even when we encourage our customers to remove their jewelry before showering or doing chores, moissanite jewelry is set in 18K Solid gold material. Therefore, it will not tarnish during cleaning or washing. Your moissanite jewelry will remain unscathed.

However, there are other reasons why a shower is a dangerous place for moissanite rings. Firstly, your ring can easily slip off your fingers when they’re slippery with soap. If your ring slips off, it’s likely to go down the drain. Secondly, soaps often contain oil that can dampen the finish of your diamond. If you’re using an exfoliating soap, your ring can also get scratched. 

Moissanite Rings: Precious Jewelry Pieces That Require Proper Care

Moissanite engagement rings are popular, but ultimately, if you want the brilliance of your ring to last long, you should take good care of it. Taking care of your moissanite ring includes knowing when to wear it and when to take it off. By removing your engagement ring when doing certain activities, such as exercising, cleaning, gardening, cooking, and more, you can prevent dulling its sparkle easily and ensure its beauty for a long time.

For the finest and most stunning moissanite ring to seal your engagement, LeCaine Gems is the expert you can trust! LeCaine Gems is a reputable online jewelry shop in Singapore that offers a diverse selection of elegant jewelry pieces, particularly engagement rings made with moissanite, lab-made diamonds, and coloured gemstones.

Every piece of jewelry we offer is crafted by our seasoned in-house artisans so that you can guarantee its fine quality and vibrance. No matter the occasion, you’ll surely be able to find the perfect jewelry piece with us! Feel free to book an appointment or send us a WhatsApp message at +65 8020 0353 to learn more about our jewelry.


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