The Do's and Don'ts of Taking Care of Your Engagement Ring

Eight simple tips for keeping your engagement ring as safe, sound and sparkly as possible.

Do Keep Your Ring Clean

"Cleaning your gems with random cleaners at home is something I do not recommend," says LA-based jeweler Susan Foster of Susan Foster Jewelry. "Elizabeth Taylor would clean her 33.19 carat Krupp diamond ring with hot water, a toothbrush, and gin; however, taking your precious and sentimental engagement ring to an expert jeweler to get it properly steamed clean would be my recommendation."

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