Wedding jewelry is a lot like your relationship: If you want it to be as sparkly and magical as it was in the beginning, you’ll need to put in a little work. Make sure your engagement ring and wedding band look great for long haul with regular cleanings and maintenance, both at home and with the help of the pros. “Engagement and wedding rings are everyday jewelry, and everyday jewelry can really take a beating,” says Katie Zimmerman, chief merchant officer at Blue Nile. “I recommend getting your ring professionally cleaned, polished, and prongs inspected once a year to maintain the setting’s integrity.” Her jewelers use high-pressure steam and an ultrasonic machine to clean and polish bands for their clients, and they routinely check that the stones and prongs are secure.
In between professional ring cleanings, you can use at-home solutions