An engagement ring made from moissanite is a long-lasting investment worth making.
The moissanite gemstone is the second hardest gemstone on earth, making it an ideal choice as an engagement ring stone for everyday wear. Our team understands that, like most brides, you absolutely adore your stunning wedding ring and would love to be able to wear it every waking moment! Despite its indestructibility, your moissanite stone will require special care throughout your lifetime to remain as beautiful and sparkling as the day you first received it. Luckily, moissanite engagement rings are very easy to clean and maintain, so we're here to help you keep your ring sparkling for a long time to come!
With that in mind, we've compiled some of the questions we're asked the most about caring for your moissanite engagement ring, so you can remain confident in its sparkling beauty!
Frequently Asked Questions
CAN YOU WEAR MOISSANITE RING DURING SHOWER?
Moissanite engagement rings can be worn in the shower, yes. Your moissanite stone will not be damaged by water on its own. The oil buildup on your ring surface, however, can result from repeatedly washing your hands with soap, conditioner, or shampoo. As a result, your stone will appear dull and filmy. While you can remove this with a good clean, removing your ring before showering will make it easier for you to avoid this.
SHOULD I REMOVE MY MOISSANITE RING WHEN WASHING HANDS?
Washing your hands doesn't require you to take off your moissanite engagement ring. The best way to clean your ring at home is to use soap and water! It is important to be aware, however, that strong or acidic chemicals can damage rhodium plating and, in the case of white gold rings made of 14K and 18K, a natural yellow hue may appear over time. Put your ring back on immediately after drying your hands once it is in clear view.
CAN I SANITIZE MY HANDS WHILE WEARING MOISSANITE RING?
Your ring's precious metals can be damaged over time by hand sanitizers that contain harsh chemicals. As a result of prolonged exposure to these chemicals, your ring's setting may become discolored and structurally damaged, and the prongs that hold your moissanite stone in place can become loose. Remove your ring and sanitize your hands before re-applying it after drying your hands.
IS IT SAFE TO WEAR MOISSANITE RING IN THE POOL?
Before you get in the pool, we strongly recommend that you remove your moissanite engagement ring. Moissanite engagement rings are safe to wear in water, but swimming pools contain high levels of chlorine, which can harm them. Your moissanite stone won't be affected directly by chlorine, but it can accumulate dirt on the surface, blocking out light and dulling its radiance.
Despite not damaging your stone, chlorine can harm your ring's precious metals. Specifically, 18K gold can be discolored by chlorine, which is a harsh chemical. Jewelry is usually made of a mix of metals, so gold is usually mixed with other metals. In 18k gold, for example, 75% gold is mixed with 25% metal alloy, which is a mix of different metals including copper, zinc, and silver. When exposed to chlorine, copper is extremely vulnerable and can weaken the setting on your ring. The damage is often not visible to the naked eye and becomes apparent only when the prongs have become weak and compromised. You may lose your stone if the prongs of your ring are not solid.
CAN I WEAR MY MOISSANITE RING IN THE OCEAN?
If you are going to play or swim in the ocean, you should remove your moissanite engagement ring. Saltwater and sodium chloride (NaCl) can discolor your ring and cause its setting to weaken in the same way chlorine does. It is difficult to notice the effects of saltwater until a prong becomes too brittle to hold the stone in place - and then, it is too late!
Taking off your ring before entering the sea is another reason we recommend avoiding it since cold water can cause your fingers to shrink. Your ring might slip off in the water as your fingers shrink temporarily. Take off your engagement ring before entering the ocean to be on the safe side.
IS IT SAFE TO WEAR MOISSANITE RING IN THE HOT TUB?
Wearing an engagement ring made of moissanite should be avoided in the hot tub. Despite not being affected by water, the chemicals used to treat pool water can damage the setting of your ring. Additionally, it can discolor any precious metal used in your ring. Please remove your moissanite engagement ring from its setting before getting into the hot tub to prevent damage.
CAN I WEAR MY MOISSANITE RING IN THE BED?
Unless you are going to bed wearing your moissanite engagement ring, you might want to remove it before you go to sleep to be extra safe. Although wearing your ring to bed isn't necessarily harmful, there is a chance that you could snag it on your sheets, hair, or clothes during the night (especially when it's in a raised setting). Your ring prongs could be damaged and the stone in its setting could be loosening. It is always a good idea to place your ring in a safe place when you decide to remove the ring, such as a ring dish, fabric-lined jewelry box, or a ring pouch.
CAN I WEAR MY MOISSANITE RING 24/7?
We understand why you would never want to take off your Moissanite engagement ring once you've received it - nothing beats its gorgeous sparkle! A moissanite ring has a Mohs hardness rating of 9.25-9.5, making it one of the most durable substances on earth. It is also extremely scratch-resistant, which makes it an excellent ring for daily use. There are some situations, however, where it would be safer to remove your moissanite ring and not wear your engagement ring all the time. Your ring may be damaged by swimming, exercising, cleaning, cooking, and gardening. In addition to damaging precious metals used in your ring's setting, the chemicals in pool water and household solutions can also create a film on the surface of your stone, dulling its sparkle. In addition, your moissanite ring is at risk of being knocked during heavy housework, possibly damaging your stone. Ultimately, you will be able to determine if your ring is in danger, but if you're unsure, you may want to remove it and store it somewhere safe, ensuring the safety of this beautiful, highly cherished piece.
CAN I WEAR MY MOISSANITE RING DURING GYM?
Your moissanite engagement ring should not be worn to the gym. You should definitely take off your ring whenever you are performing activities that involve contact (e.g. lifting weights, boxing). The force with which you grip something can damage the metal in your ring, which may lead to the band snapping with repeated force.
IS IT SAFE TO WEAR A MOISSANITE RING WHEN EXERCISING?
You need to consider your personal preference and the type of activity you are engaging in when deciding whether or not to wear your moissanite engagement ring while exercising. When you engage in activities such as weight lifting or contact sports, you are more likely to damage your engagement ring, since these activities involve physical contact. Runs and cycles aren't as dangerous as some others, and with proper care, your ring is perfectly safe. Buying a moissanite engagement ring can be a very delicate process, so it is important you treat it with care. It is best to remove your engagement ring and store it somewhere safe until you are finished exercising if you are even slightly concerned about damaging it.
IN WHICH SITUATIONS, I SHOULD REMOVE MY MOISSANITE ENGAGEMENT RING?
Taking the moissanite engagement ring off should be decided according to your own personal judgment. Our recommendation is to always remove your engagement ring and keep it somewhere safe if you are ever worried about its safety. During activities such as exercising, swimming, cooking, cleaning, gardening, and sleeping, it is strongly recommended that your ring be removed.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR MOISSANITE ENGAGEMENT RING SAFE WHEN NOT WEARING?
While not in use, moissanite engagement rings should be kept in a safe, memorable place. Moreover, moissanite is one of the hardest gemstones - second only to diamonds! When not stored properly, they can scratch other gemstones very easily. You should store your moissanite ring in its original box or in a fabric-lined case. If you can't find the box, you can store it in a ring pouch or a fabric-lined case.
HOW TO CLEAN MOISSANITE ENGAGEMENT RING AT HOME?
It is actually very easy to clean your moissanite engagement ring at home! By using products you already have, it's easy to clean your engagement ring at home. Just add a little liquid dish soap to warm water. Using a soft toothbrush, gently scrub your ring, focusing on the areas between the sets that are hard to reach. Let your ring soak for a few minutes. Using a lint-free cloth or air drying is the best way to dry off your engagement ring once it has been cleaned.
Keep your ring's precious metals protected by avoiding harsh cleaning products. Using a moissanite-specific commercial jewelry cleaner is a good option if your ring needs a deeper clean - just make sure it is non-toxic and non-abrasive. You can also use ammonia - mix one-part ammonia to two parts water and scrub gently with a toothbrush before rinsing under warm water.
IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE MY MOISSANITE ENGAGEMENT RING PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED?
The natural buildup of oils and grime on the surface of your moissanite engagement ring can be removed by having it professionally cleaned every year. Your ring can also be checked by a professional to ensure there are no loose stones, and to ensure the prongs are still intact. A deep cleaning will bring back the brilliance of your moissanite!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY MOISSANITE ENGAGEMENT RING?
No matter how often you clean your moissanite engagement ring, it will remain sparkling and beautiful. Moissanite holds its sparkle well and is very low-maintenance, so it rarely looks dirty. It is a good idea to wash your ring regularly so that oils, lotions, and grime do not collect on the surface. We recommend having your moissanite ring professionally cleaned once a year if you'd like a more thorough clean.
SHOULD I GET MY MOISSANITE ENGAGEMENT RING INSURED?
It is a priceless symbol of your love that your moissanite engagement ring is crafted with utmost attention and care. The fire and brilliance of your moissanite stone is covered by a lifetime warranty since it is a valuable investment. All of our jewelry is covered by a 12-month manufacturing warranty. We strongly recommend that you insure your ring against loss for complete peace of mind.
Moissanite rings are precious investments - so make sure to treat them with respect! Your engagement ring should be properly cared for throughout your lifetime in order to keep its beautiful sparkle. To protect your ring from harm, you should avoid exposing it to harmful substances and activities that could damage the stone, precious metals, or setting.