One of the most important aspects of maintaining the beauty of a piece of jewelry over its lifetime is the amount of care put into its preservation. Depending on the material used to craft your ring, it is a good idea to not wear it while performing any strenuous work - including exercising, working on your home or any other heavy labor. Any blows to the ring can bend the prongs, the ring itself, loosen stones and could even chip your diamonds/gemstones.
Although diamond is known as the hardest material on earth, it still runs the risk of being chipped: a hard blow to the girdle (its middle) or culet (the pointy bottom) may damage it if struck "just right". Aside from this, however, diamond is essentially indestructible. Additionally, its not a good idea to wear your ring while sleeping - due to the prongs potentially catching on the mattress fibers and either tearing the mattress or pulling a prong off.
To ensure the longevity of your jewels, it's best to store them in a jewelry box or an enclosed area where there are no other metals, as this could scratch your item or wear down the metal and its prongs.
For even more protection, we HIGHLY recommend you bring your frequently worn items to be inspected by our master jewelers at least once every six months to ensure that all of the stones are tight and the prongs or channels are secure. We will also be happy to clean your items while you wait. At Thacker Jewelry, there is never a charge to clean and check your precious jewelry items.
For those times you can't make it in to see us, try this surefire method of keeping your ring looking its best at home: Grab a toothbrush and some dish soap, mixing it in a small bowl filled with hot water. Following this, take your ring and drop it in the bowl, letting it soak for about ten minutes. After that, take the ring out with tongs - as the water will be very hot - and gently brush it until all dirt has been removed. Finally, submerge the ring back into the bowl and rinse off the soap with cold water. Pat dry with a soft cloth.
We also have several "on the go" jewelry cleaning options available in store for purchase.
Your insurance on any one of our products is determined by an appraisal, your specific policy through the insurance company of your choice and an insurance claim by the company determining the worth of the item in today’s market (which fluctuates depending on the given price of gold/gemstones). Moreover, it can also be certified anywhere by a GIA Graduate Gemologist.
Engagement & Wedding
Jewelry & Watches
6120 82nd Street
Lubbock, TX 79424 (Map)