Frequently asked questions

Gold is a valuable precious metal with a high density. As it is really soft, however, it shares your life. Signs of wearing the ring such as scratches are inevitable. Gold jewellery can easily be repolished to look like new. Please visit your jeweller.

Signs of wearing the ring such as scratches are inevitable. So definitely remove your ring before carrying out heavy, manual labour and household chores or when working in the garden. It will stay more beautiful longer!

Your ring will lose its shine through wearing. That is a natural process. Depending on the finish of your ring (polished, satin, hammered, patina and longitudinal satin), it will shine more, less or not at all. Polished rings have the most beautiful and the brightest shine. We advise you to have your ring polished twice a year by your jeweller to keep its maximum shine. Or to have the original finish looking like new. Is there a special occasion or are you going to a party? Then it is certainly worthwhile having your ring polished! For showing off your magnificent ring will surely make you feel happy!

This process is inevitable. To make champagne coloured (natural white) gold really white, electrolysis is used to apply a rhodium layer around. Wearing the ring erodes this layer, allowing the original champagne colour to reappear. You can always have the rhodium layer reapplied.

A diamond sparkles through light reflection. When dirt gets in the way, then you will notice that your brilliant seems less white  Daily wear of your ring leads to inevitable contact of your stone with soap, hand cream, dust or oil. These products leave a thin layer behind on the stone, resulting in a film over the stone. It is this dirt that blocks the light reflection. You can easily clean the top of the stone yourself by using a soft cloth soaked in warm, soapy water. Dirt at the bottom of the stone, however, is more difficult to remove as you cannot reach it. This problem only occurs with drilled rings. Drilling is sometimes necessary to fasten the stone. For this reason, VdB&VR tries to avoid as much as possible drilling a hole in the ring when setting the diamonds. Just visit your jeweller for professional cleaning by means of an ultrasonic bath that removes the smallest dirt particles through vibration.

Diamonds are the hardest, natural material in the world and do not scratch. Only another diamond can cause scratches. The polished surface will never turn matt. Just visit your jeweller for professional cleaning by means of an ultrasonic bath that removes the smallest dirt particles through vibration.

Silver is a very soft material and shares your life. Signs of wearing the ring such as scratches are inevitable. Silver jewellery can easily be repolished to look like new. Please visit your jeweller. Untreated silver oxidizes and becomes black and matt. Our silver rings (Ag925) receive a rhodium layer to counteract oxidation (becoming black). This rhodium layer will fade through wear, but can be reapplied. Depending on the type of skin and surrounding factors, rings can have an effect on the skin or their shine can change. 

Signs of wearing the ring such as scratches are inevitable. Our stainless steel rings can easily be repolished to look like new. Please visit your jeweller.

Signs of wearing the ring such as scratches are inevitable. Polished black steel is extremely scratch-resistant. The matt finish is more sensitive. In addition, it is interesting to know that it is absolutely impossible to change something to your black steel ring once it has been finished.

Signs of wearing the ring such as scratches are inevitable. Our titanium rings can easily be repolished to look like new. Please visit your jeweller.

This synthetic stone reflects the light less than brilliants and is not so hard. That is the reason why cubic zirconia stones lose their shine more easily than real brilliants. Daily wear of your ring leads to inevitable contact of your stone with soap, hand cream, dust or oil. These products leave a thin layer behind on the stone, resulting in a film over the stone. It is this dirt that blocks the light reflection. You can easily clean the top of the stone yourself by using a soft cloth soaked in warm, soapy water. Just visit your jeweller for professional cleaning by means of an ultrasonic bath that removes the smallest dirt particles through vibration.