Monday, September 14, 2015

3 Tips to Keep Your Championship Ring Like New

A championship ring is more than just a piece of jewelry, but the perfect way to symbolize victory and crown a high achievement. You will surely want to wear your ring when you first get it, but how do you make sure that it stays damage free and protected? These simple tips will help you preserve your championship ring for years to come!

Keep it clean:

During the honeymoon time with your new ring, you are likely to want to wear it everywhere. While you may just be going to class, work, or out eat, your hands encounter a lot of activities that can cause signs of wear.

Using lotions, oils, gels, and soaps while wearing your ring can also tarnish it. These pollutants can dull your rings shine and leave dirt and grime attached to the stones and ring itself. 

The best way to prevent your ring from collecting unnecessary scratches and getting covered with filth is to remove it from your hand whenever you may encounter physical activities or applying any oily liquids to your hands. 

Clean it:

Even being careful, as you wear your championship ring, it will eventually become dirty. But a dirty ring does not have to stay that way. I recommend monthly in between wears to clean your ring. There are dozens of products on the market that you can use, but here is a simple home tip that works great:

Warm to hot water + dish detergent = Clean Ring

Simply by letting your ring soak in warm soapy water for 20 minutes and scrubbing it with a toothbrush is an excellent way to keep you ring looking good as new. 

Protect it:

Display Sports and Class Rings
When you're not wearing your ring, where does it go? In a jewelry box, in a drawer, on your dresser? Putting your ring in a championship ring display case is a great way to keep it clean and protected. It prevents your ring from obtaining scratches from other items found in a jewelry box or drawer and keeps your ring dust free. 

In closing, you worked hard for that ring and taking care of it properly will ensure that it still look great for years to come! For a variety of display cases and engraving please check out

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Secret To Being A Champion

Schools back in session and that means it's time for fall sports to start!

Rather you are trying out for a new team or already on the team; typically the ultimate goal is to win a championship. If you waited until the first day of practice to prepare yourself for the season, then you are already behind your competition!

The Secret:

What successful teams at all levels have figured out is that to be the best in your sport you have to get a jump on the competition. This doesn't mean overtraining six months out from the season, but what it does mean is staying active and in shape when out of season. It also means working on your skills or weakness that you may have struggled with the year before. 

The Reward:

My old college coach use to tell me that "championships aren't won in the offseason, but they can certainly be lost." While staying active and training properly in the offseason won't guarantee a win, it will guarantee that you will be better prepared when the season comes around. All the extra time and effort that you put into your craft is sure to be worth it when you finally win that championship ring or medal!