Donning an engagement ring is in itself a sight to see and something to talk about. Having sparkling diamonds, makes your girlfriends and all your Instagram followers go gaga. Having a Moissanite engagement ring, however, will get people talking and wondering.
What is Moissanite and how do you maintain the quality of your rings to last a lifetime?
Maintaining your Moissanite jewelry
An expert from MoissaniteCo.com says that despite only being second to diamond, Moissanite is one of the minerals that is known to have a hard surface. However, despite such qualities, one should not use Moissanite jewelry (i.e. rings) in doing heavy work. Its surface can be chipped or damaged by sudden strong and heavy blows. Knowing when and when not to wear Moissanite jewelry is one way to keeping its luster bright.
One of the good things about Moissanite is that it never loses its structural or optical properties. It always remains shiny and shimmering despite the passing of time. However, like any other gemstone, it does accumulate dirt when regularly exposed. Therefore, properly storing your Moissanite jewelry in safe boxes and cleaning then annually can help prevent the build-up of such particles.
The easiest way to keep your Moissanite clean is to bring it to jewelry cleaners. They will surely be able to clean your pieces like brand new in no time. Another is through using ultrasonic jewelry cleaners. These devices are designed to clean Moissanite by filling the machine with water or cleaning agent and just wait for it to run.
- Home cleaning
Should one not have access to the aforementioned things, soap and warm water solution can also do the trick. Soak your jewelry in warm water mixed with liquid soap for a couple of minutes and brush gently but thoroughly. Remember to use brushes with soft bristles to avoid scratches on your jewelry’s surface.
Moissanite may only be second to diamond. People may not be very much familiar with it. But that doesn’t mean it is not valuable. Maintaining your Moissanite ring is one of the best investments you can do.