Hello all - I've been reading the forums here for a bit, and I figured you might be the perfect bunch to help me out..
My FI and I have been looking at rings since the beginning of 2012, however I had SUCH a hard time finding something I thought I would *love forever* that fit our budget(we have a son.) We did all the mall stores and such, the limited shapes and colors was a big turn off, and the pushy sales people basically made online shopping our only option. After months of looking at what seemed to be the same thing and swooning over rings we could no way afford without breaking the bank.. I loved the "pink lemonade" style at DBL, and then I stumbled across my lovely R4400..
So now I have a ring I really love and that worked out well.. however, I have two concerns: Cleaning, and the band.. I work in the hands on end of the nursing field, so I'm constantly using various soaps, lotions, and creams, handwashing, and changing gloves.. I don't want to leave my ring at home every night so I just want a product that's good for 18k white/yellow/rose gold, as well as diamonds.. to keep it as shiny as ever! I've read good things about "Caribbean Gem Cleaner" and was wondering if any of you have experience with it, or have other suggestions?
Now about the band, it's not super thick which is a look I love, but I want to keep my ring protected.. so I've been looking at guards, and geez is there a limited selection?! I know some people use 2 bands as well, which I suppose would be fine, but we're not trying to spend as much as we did on my ERing on this, lol. Any ideas on this would be great!