When you own a Masonic ring, you want it to last for as long as possible. The good news is that it’s possible to do it. How do you do it? Here is how to go about it:
Store the ring safely
How you store the ring goes a long way toward determining how long your ring lasts. When you remove the ring either because you are bathing or engaging in manual labor, you shouldn’t just place the ring on the shelve—you need to store it in a cloth-lined box.
As a rule of thumb, ensure that there is no other ring in the box, as having two or more rings there will cause damage.
If you must have two rings in the box, ensure that you wrap them, so they don’t come into direct contact with each other.
Before you place the rings in the box, it’s always wise to clean them first. This is to remove sweat and any other materials present. Cleaning the ring is easy as you only need to use a small piece of cloth (preferably cotton) and dip it in Lukewarm water.
With a light hand, wipe the ring and let it dry before placing it in the box.
Have the ring professionally cleaned
Besides the daily cleaning, you should have your ring professionally cleaned. This calls for you to take your ring to an expert in ring cleaning and have it cleaned.
You might be wondering why you need to do this, but it’s necessary.
When you clean the ring by yourself, you don’t give it the shine you would get when it’s expertly cleaned. During the professional cleaning, the expert identifies flaws in the ring and fixes them.
You should note that just because you have your ring professionally cleaned doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take good care of it—you should still do it so that it doesn’t get damaged. You also pay less for cleaning when your ring isn’t too dirty.
Remove the ring regularly.
Regardless of how much you love your ring, you shouldn’t have your ring on all the time. As a rule of thumb, you should remove it when engaging in manual work.
This means that if you are a mechanic, furniture mover, or any other person who works with their hands, you should have your ring off most times. You should only wear your ring when you are done with work.