Ring Tips For Your Wedding

1. Worried about the ring not going on? Rub a bit of baby powder on the ring finger before the ceremony. Do not use creams, as they might leave a mark on clothing.

2. Worried that the ring bearer will drop the ring? Stitch a pretend ring on the ring bearer's pillow. Give the real rings to your attendants.

3. Worried that the attendants will drop the ring? Ask the best man to keep the ring in his pocket, not on his finger. (It could get stuck.) Ask your female attendant to wear it on her thumb and to keep her thumb bent firmly around her flowers. Or, tie on ribbon and secure in her flowers.

4. What if the ring is forgotten or drops down a grate? Ask to borrow a ring from a parent or friend. Or, turn your engagement ring around and use it. Ask the officiant to bless the wedding ring at a later date.

Remember: When you have chosen the right partner, all the rest is details! Focus on what is important.

Care of Your Jewellery


1. Choose a safe place to put your rings when you take them off. Always use the same place, for memory’s sake.

2. Store a diamond where it will not rub up against other jewellery. Its own box is the best place. Store all jewellery so that it does not rub or tangle.

3. Photograph or videotape your jewellery and file with your insurance. Ask your agent about the details of jewellery coverage in your policy.

4. Have your rings checked at least once a year.

5. Clean and inspect your rings regularly. Rinse in a commercial jewellery cleaner, brush with nothing tougher than a child’s toothbrush, rinse in water, then buff with a soft cloth. Other jewellery benefits from gentle buffing with a soft cloth. Pearls benefit from an occasional rinse under cold water.


1. Wear rings when doing laundry, heavy cleaning or using harsh chemicals. This could stain them.

2. Leave your ring on the edge of the sink or on the window ledge over the sink. Rings seem to be attracted to drains, toilets and garburetors!

3. Wear your rings while doing yard work or construction. You could chip or loosen a stone.

4. Spray on hair spray or perfume while wearing jewellery. Put jewellery on last.

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By Elizabeth Webster Goddard of Fifth Avenue Collection. 780-433-7827, www.fifthavenuecollection.com/elizabeth, E-mail: goddarde@facmail.com


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