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How to Protect Your Engagement Ring During the Summer: 5 Essential Tips

5 Ways You're Putting Your Engagement Ring At Risk This Summer
5 Ways You're Putting Your Engagement Ring At Risk This Summer

As the warm weather approaches, it's essential to be mindful of the potential risks your engagement ring may face during the summer months. From exposure to harsh chemicals to the hazards of outdoor activities, there are several ways your precious ring can be put in jeopardy.

Blake Asaad, founder of GOODSTONE, shares valuable insights on protecting your precious engagement ring during the summer months. 

Swimming And Water Activities

Blake says, ‘Whether it's a dip in the pool, a day at the beach, or a relaxing soak in the hot tub, activities in the water pose a significant risk to your engagement ring. The ring could easily slip off your finger while you’re swimming, surfing, or kayaking, and the constant exposure to water can lead to premature wear and tear.’

Sunscreen And Lotions

‘While these products are essential for protecting your skin, they can pose a serious threat to the integrity and appearance of your precious engagement ring,’ says Blake. Oils and chemicals found in sunscreen, tanning products, and moisturizers can create a film-like residue on the surface of your ring. Over time, this buildup can dull the sparkle and luster of your diamond, making it appear lackluster and hazy.

‘To protect your engagement ring from the damaging effects of sunscreen and lotions, I recommend removing your ring before applying these products,’ says Blake.

Outdoor Adventures And Gardening

‘Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors, but activities like hiking, camping, and gardening can put your ring in harm's way,’ says Blake. Rocks, branches, and soil can scratch the stone or metal, or you could snag your ring on a branch or similar piece of greenery, causing your ring to become lost in the brush. ‘Trust me,’ Blake advises, ‘once the ring goes into a flower bed, it’s a nightmare trying to find it again.’

Exposure To Harsh Chemicals

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but it also means increased exposure to harsh chemicals. The chlorine in swimming pools and the household cleaners you use while taking advantage of the fine weather to knock all those chores off your to-do list can have an unexpectedly damaging effect on your ring. Blake says, ‘These substances can discolor, weaken, and even damage your ring's delicate metal and gemstones. I highly recommend removing your ring before swimming or working with cleaning chemicals.’

Theft While Travelling

One of the biggest risks to your engagement ring while on a summer vacation is the potential for theft or loss. Wearing expensive jewelry can make you a target for pickpockets and thieves, especially in crowded tourist areas or on public transportation. 

Additionally, the chaos and distractions of travel can lead to accidentally misplacing or losing your ring.

Blake’s Top Tips To Keep Your Engagement Ring Safe

To protect your engagement ring this summer, Blake has the following strategies:

  • Avoid exposing your ring to harsh chemicals by removing it before swimming, gardening, or using household cleaners.

  • Invest in a secure ring holder or pouch for water activities or outdoor adventures.

  • Monitor any weight fluctuations and adjust the fit of your ring accordingly.

  • Schedule regular maintenance checks with a trusted jeweler to ensure your ring remains in pristine condition.


GOODSTONE is a leading provider of exquisitely crafted diamond jewelry rooted in a commitment to integrity, authenticity, and sustainability. Their collections embody timeless elegance and modern sensibilities, catering to individuals who seek not just adornment, but a reflection of their values and aspirations. With a focus on ethical sourcing, artisanal craftsmanship, and personalized service, GOODSTONE offers a distinctive experience that resonates with clients worldwide.


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