An engagement ring is one of the few pieces of jewelry you will wear on a daily basis. As a symbol of everlasting love and as a gorgeous ornamentation, your engagement ring needs to look its best while taking more abuse than all of your other jewelry. Here are a few tips to keep your engagement ring looking as great as it did when you said yes. - Don't wear your engagement ring while sleeping; it can become tangled in the sheets and stress the prongs or links causing damage to softer metals like gold or white gold. - When cleaning your gold jewelry, be sure to use a jewelry cleaner that does not contain any harsh chemicals that could harm either your gemstone or the setting. A soft brush or cloth can be used to clean any buildup. - Regular maintenance can prevent problems that can occur from dirt and grime buildup. - It is best to remove your engagement ring while showering and swimming as well as while doing strenuous physical activity where your gemstones or band may be damaged. - Take off your ring while participating in activities that require you working with your hands. - Avoid wearing your ring when cleaning, as many harsh chemicals found in household cleaners can weaken or discolor your setting.