A love that lasts forever? Yes, that’s what we would like your Lillian M. Collection pieces to be. That’s why we put together a go-to guide on how to never let your Lillian M. Collection pieces lose their shine.
Clean Your Ring
Over time, dirt and grime can build up in your ring, diminishing your diamond’s sparkle and luster. That’s why it’s good practice to bring in your ring twice a year for a professional cleaning. You can schedule a cleaning appointment with Lillian M. Collection, or clean your ring at home with a soft bristle brush and a solution of six parts water to one part ammonia. Rinse and pat gently with a soft towel to dry.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
Take your ring off before coming in contact with any harsh substances. Chemicals, like chlorine bleach, can disintegrate the alloys in your jewelry, chipping away at your ring’s luxurious finish. White gold, for example, is plated with rhodium, which can come off if exposed to household chemicals.
Replate White Gold
As mentioned above, the rhodium plating on white gold jewelry can fade with repeated wear and exposure to chemicals. To keep your jewelry in the best shape possible, get your ring professionally re-plated to bring back a flawless white-gold finish.
Ensure a Proper Fit
External factors, like weather and aging, can affect how your ring fits on your finger. If your ring is too loose, it might end up twisting, sliding, and slipping off. The chances of accidentally hitting your stone against furniture increase, as does the possibility of damage to your jewelry. If your ring doesn’t sit snugly on your finger, it might be time to come in for a resizing.
With regular wear (and time), prongs can become loose. It’s a good idea to check in with Lillian M. Collection’s jewelry experts to ensure your ring’s prongs are tight and stone is safely secured.