Your new engagement ring is beautiful and sparkly – you’ll never take it off. However it will need a little tlc but it’s nothing some fairy liquid can’t deal with!

Here are 5 tips to help you look after you ring and help it look as good as it did the first day you received it.

Four claw diamond engagement ring with diamond set shoulders.

First things first make sure you get it insured, your ring is important to you and to have it insured properly ensures you will never be without a ring for long. Household insurance could be a good first port of call, there are also specialist companies that can insure you too. Ask in store for details.


Keep it on your finger. Especially whilst you are out taking it off to wash your hands or to apply hand cream could be a disaster, forgetting to put it back on could mean losing it forever. You can always clean your ring when you get back home.



Keep it clean at home yourself by placing your ring in hot water from the kettle add a little fairy liquid let the water cool and gently brush your ring with a small soft toothbrush and repeat if necessary to remove all residue. The diamond will be as good as new!


Designate a special place at home for your ring when you do have to take it off a safe, or jewellery box is a good idea just so when you look down at your finger and your ring is not there you know the only other place it would be.


Make friends with your Jeweller! Have your ring checked at least once a year to make sure all of the settings are secure, and the finger size is still correct. At Arlington we offer this service complementary with our rings, we professionally clean the diamonds and metal too to make look as good as new.




I had a starring role in the showroom yesterday and I’m quite proud of myself. Not to put a too fine a point on it if it wasn’t for me I’m not sure the client would have purchased.

In any event he did and this is what he said about me……..

‘Hi Stephen,

Many thanks for your help today.   Your service is impeccable, but I hope you don’t mind me saying that I think Molly is your greatest asset!  Whatever she’s selling, I’m buying.  I have attached the photo I took of her today.

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Six claw solitaire diamond engagement ring.


If you have decided to go for a classic style engagement ring, the six claw setting could be for you. The claws follow the shape of the round diamond so as to excentuate the shape. More classic styles in the past had anything from eight prongs.

Four claw diamond engagement ring with diamond set shoulders.

If you prefer the four claw setting this can be the more modern setting as it gives the Round Brilliant Cut diamond a square appearance.

NSEW four claw setting diamond engagement ring.

If square is not your thing but you want a four claw setting, as you want to see more of the diamond then a ‘North, South, East, West’ claw configuration might be a good option. The four claw setting is spun around on the point and immediately the square appearance disappears and we can see the round shape again.

Many people assume the six claw setting is more secure.

This can be true depending on how the ring is made.

However, at Arlington & Co. we make our four claw prongs slightly thicker than the six claw prongs. Therefore, you can choose from less but slightly thicker claws or more but slightly thinner claws. So both settings are as secure as each other.

At Arlington it is a choice between styles.