How To Care for your Ring
Each Trumpet & Horn ring has been restored by our jewelers with the utmost care to not only secure the setting and the stones, but also to preserve the original integrity of the work that went into making it. Just like all new rings, vintage rings are not indestructible, and care should always be used while wearing them. To give your ring the care it deserves, we recommend not wearing your ring while: showering, washing dishes, cleaning, sleeping, exercising, gardening, or doing any other strenuous activity that you feel may cause damage to it!
Tips for Cleaning your Ring
Jewelry always looks best when it is clean. Grease and dirt like to stick to diamonds, so make sure to clean your ring regularly (at least once every few months) to keep it looking its sparkling, shiny best. Here are our favorite ways to care for a vintage engagement ring:
1. Glass Cleaner
Oh the beauty of Windex! Spray a few spurts of glass cleaner or Windex directly on your diamond ring and scrub with a soft toothbrush or lint-free cloth or towel. Rinse under cold water, and pat dry with a lint-fee cloth or towel.
2. The Dish Soap + Water Method
Give your diamond ring a quick clean, with warm water and a few squirts of mild dishwashing liquid. Soak your ring for 5-10 minutes, or until the water becomes lukewarm. Brush gently with a soft toothbrush, and rinse. Don’t forget to close the drain first! Pat dry with a lint-free cloth or towel.
3. More Vodka, Please!
Soak your beautiful diamond ring in a glass of vodka, while you enjoy a nice tall glass of your own. Vodka will give your ring its sparkle back! Simply rinse your ring under warm water and rub it dry with a lint-free cloth or towel.
4. Ultrasonic Machines
Ultrasonic machines are commercially available to help keep your jewelry clean. These machines work like a charm on diamond rings, but avoid putting other types of jewelry in these machines, like pearls and emeralds! These stones are much softer than diamonds and risk becoming damaged in an ultrasonic machine. Also, if your mounting contains small stones, your diamonds may be shaken loose by the ultrasonic waves.