Uh oh. That sparkly doesn’t seem so shiny anymore. The thrill has died down and the love you felt for your darling engagement ring has fizzled. What’s a girl to do?Whether you’ve only been engaged a couple of months or married for a couple of years, if you find yourself falling out of love with your engagement ring, don’t worry! There’s hope to rekindle that spark.
1 – Get it cleaned
Nothing makes an old ring look brand new like a good, old fashion cleaning. If you really want to ensure the sparkle returns to your diamond, take it to a jewelry store for a professional cleaning. However, many at home products can also help put the shine back in. Once you’re done, take that puppy out for a walk in the sunlight and watch as it blinds the neighborhood children or creates so many rainbows a leprechaun won’t know what to do with himself.
2 – Give it a makeover
Are you just bored with your engagement ring/wedding ring combo? Dress it up! Either buy an identical band to go on the other side to bling it up, or give it an extra lift by having additional stones to the setting. If the way the wedding band seems to clang against the engagement ring or spin around your sweaty finger is what’s getting you down, then opt to have it soldered together. Nothing renews your ring quite like making it feel as if it’s an entirely new ring.
3 – Have a re-proposal
Take off your ring while doing the dishes or showering? Strategically leave the room and then ask your darling husband to retrieve it for you. Having the love of your life put the ring back on your hand just like he did all that time ago will give you the warm fuzzies all over again.
4 – Upgrade it
If all else fails, it may be time to get an upgrade. Once some women hit a big anniversary like 10, 15, or 25 years, they request a new, extra blingy ring. Slip your old one off and replace it with a new one that you pick out with the hubs. Go on! You’ve earned it. But don’t feel like you’re cheating on your original ring. After all, it can always become an heirloom for future generations.
By Nikki Roberti
Photo Credit: Amy Allen Photography