TRY TO AVOID:

Try to avoid wearing your ring where unnecessary, such as while sleeping or working out, as all use causes wear over time.
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Try to avoid wearing your ring when your hand is immersed in water for long periods of time, as your finger size could fluctuate significantly.
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Try to avoid wearing your ring while you are doing any physical task involving heavy objects, abrasive surfaces or slippery substances. As well as wearing your ring while partaking in activities that are particularly dirty or messy, as dirt could become ingrained in small gaps. 

 

DO: 

Do take note of the level of hardness of your stone on Mohs scale of hardness (pictured below) in order to further understand the specific needs of your gemstone. 
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Do ensure that your ring is structurally solid, metal work is intact, and that the stones are not loose on a regular basis.
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Do consider getting your valuable ring insured, as sometimes accidents and mishaps can happen, even when exercising caution.  
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Do use gentler methods and less concentrated cleaning agents where possible.
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Do avoid wearing your ring while handling chemical or cosmetic substances that are corrosive, highly concentrated or reactive.  
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Do ensure your ring is correctly fitted, an accidental  slip off of one’s finger could result in a chip, scratch or even crack.