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COVID-19 Crisis Tip: How to Clean Your Engagement Ring

Your engagement ring is one of your prized possessions. From the very moment, it was given to you, accompanied by a promise of love, it became something you swore you would never take off.

Perhaps some time has passed, and you have found reasons to remove your engagement ring from time to time. But it is still that one piece of jewelry you count most precious. You keep your ring always close at hand because it symbolizes the devotion of the one always close to your heart.

Enter 2020, where everything is different. Yes, the one who gave you your engagement ring is still the love of your life, but life as we had previously known it is changed forever.

Now, businesses have shuttered or found new models to stay open.

Now, we all pretty much work from home.

Now, our children are being home-schooled.

Now, more than ever, we WASH OUR HANDS.

Since the COVID-19 crisis, handwashing has become a huge part of our everyday life. It has made all the difference in keeping the coronavirus at bay and in helping reduce its spread.

But what does that mean for your engagement ring?

Should you leave your ring on during this extensive handwashing?

Should you even be wearing your ring during this time?
And how do you keep your engagement ring clean and sterile during this time?

During this time of quarantine and stay at home orders, the most effective way to keep your engagement ring clean and safe is to remove it before you wash your hands.

Having your hands free of all obstructions during washing will ensure that your hands will be clean and germ free, given you follow the guidelines of the CDC. It will also give you a chance to clean your engagement ring separately. The best method for that cleaning, no matter the materials of your ring, is actually with water and basic dishwashing liquid. You should avoid using any household cleaning agents with bleach, chlorine, etc., as these may harm your ring.

Simply place your engagement ring into a small bowl with warm water and a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid to let it soak for a few minutes. Then clean your ring with a soft toothbrush, clean washcloth, or non-scratch sponge, making sure you gently get each and every spot. Then, rinse with clean water and dry. And depending on your drain hole, it’s always a good idea to keep it covered so you don’t accidentally lose your ring.

After you have finished cleaning, washing, and drying your engagement ring, make sure your hands are also clean and dry before slipping it back on. This will help keep germs from finding a place to grow and thrive.

Hope this has been helpful. Please stay safe and well out there, everyone. Thank you for reading. Please like and share this post.

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Why You Need to Clean Your Jewelry AND Hands During the Coronavirus Crisis

The year 2020 will be remembered for a lot of things. Mostly the new things we learned in the shadow of the COVID-19 crisis.

Things like:

How to have extraordinary hope.

How to work from home.

How to tap into our full capacity for caring.

How to educate our children, though the school doors are closed.

And, funny enough, how to wash our hands.

There has so much discussion in the news and social media about handwashing since the coronavirus came onto the scene. Thanks to the CDC, we have received some very helpful directives on how to thoroughly and completely wash our hands.

But did you know that it is just as important to wash your jewelry too? It’s true!

Many have chosen to go “ring-less” during this time, but if you continue to wear jewelry for your hands – like wedding and engagement rings – during this time of quarantine and stay-at-home orders, here are a couple of tips.

1. Remove jewelry from hands before washing.

Obstructed hands and fingers impede comprehensive washing, preventing you from cleaning every area of the hand.

2. Clean your hands first.

Follow the CDC guidelines for washing: using clean running water, lather all areas of your hands with soap, scrub for at least 20 seconds, etc.

3. Clean your jewelry separately.

Once your hands are clean, you can then clean your jewelry with warm water and plain dishwashing liquid. Be sure to dry your jewelry with a clean towel or let it air dry completely.

4. Your hands and jewelry are reunited.

Once your hands AND jewelry are completely clean and dry, you can enjoy the freedom of wearing your jewelry again. Even in this crazy era of COVID-19.

NOTE: It is imperative that hands and jewelry are both dry before putting the jewelry back on again. Failure to do this can give germs an opportunity to live and grow.

Not many people will witness your fashion statement until things settle into a state of normalcy again. However, we all know that jewelry provides a sense of comfort for many people and often has significant sentimental value, especially in the case of wedding and engagement rings. And we all need a little comfort right now, don’t we?

In summation, you don’t have to stop wearing your jewelry amid our current rigorous handwashing mandates. Just remember that both your hands AND your jewelry should be cleaned. Separately and thoroughly.

Stay safe and well during these uncertain times. Thank you for reading. Please like and share this post.

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