An engagement ring symbolizes a public announcement that a couple will soon get married. How soon depends on the couple. It is a piece of jewelry that shows the world that your man is serious about you and he wants to take the relationship to the next level. As women, we don't always know what's waiting for us when we get to that next level, but that does not stop us from being excited and ready to share the good news with friends and family. We went from safeguarding our hearts to safeguarding a piece of jewelry. But is it really just a piece of jewelry?
When my husband (then boyfriend), decided to propose to me 12 years ago, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. We left Long Island one cold Saturday morning in Autumn and headed to Manhattan. Since I love Manhattan so much, I thought he just wanted to spend sometimes with me in my city. Little did I know, he had other plans in mind and a diamond ring in his pocket. A ring that would later find itself in the toilet bowl (literally), some loss-and-found department in a hospital, and eventually, the parking lot at my job. My ring had sentimental value because it reminded me how nervous my
Create a routine by having a ring holder next to your kitchen or bathroom sink. After using the ring holder for a couple of weeks, you will get used to removing your ring before doing dishes or doing your hair. The area will also serve as one of the places to look when you misplace your ring.
2) Take your ring off before going to bed
The best way to keep your engagement ring from getting rubbed against rough fabrics is by removing it before going to bed. That will also keep the prongs from being damaged.
3) Keep your ring at home when going to places that require you to take it off
I wish somebody had given me this advice before I had my son. When I went to the hospital to have my son, they had me remove my jewelry before going to the surgery room. When I got home five days later, I realized I had left my ring in the hospital. I also dropped my ring in the parking lot at work while pulling my keys out of my pocket. I was lucky a co-worker returned it the next day. If you work in a place where you have to wash your hands often, it's better to leave your ring at home; instead of having to take it off and putting it back on.
5) Have your ring insured
Common sense, right? Well, I did not have a whole lot of that when I got engaged. Having your ring insured is the best way to have it replaced if it ever gets lost, damaged, or stolen. Do your research and find out what the best options are for your ring and your pockets.
5) Don't leave your ring unattended when soaking it
About three months after I got engaged, my father-in-law dumped my ring in the toilet bowl by accident. He thought he was just dumping water, but my ring was on under all the bubbles. He felt bad about it, of course! It's a good thing he did not flush it. A few seconds is all it takes for something to go wrong. Never leave your ring in common places in the house where it can get accidentally thrown away.