How to Care for Diamonds:
To keep your diamond looking its best, there are some basic jewlery tips you should follow:
- When storing your diamond, it is best to use a lined case or box with dividers and store each peace separately because diamonds can scratch other jewelry and diamonds.
- If you notice a loose stone setting or any other damage/abnormality with your diamond jewelry, do not wear it until you have it looked at by a professional jeweler.
- It is best to avoid wearing diamonds when you are doing any sort of rough work such as household cleaning or yard work.
- Diamonds should never come into contact with chlorine bleach.
How to Clean your Diamond Jewelry:
Over time it is natural for lotions, soaps, powder, and even the natural oils from your skin to build up on your diamond causing it to become smudged and dusty. Therefore, cleaning your diamond rings, diamond earrings and other types of diamond jewelry is important in order to restore their natural brilliance. Allurez Jewelers suggests four different ways to clean your diamond:
- Cold Water Soak: Soak your diamond for several minutes in a solution of 4 parts cold water and 1 part very mild dishwashing detergent. Remove your fine jewelry from the solution and gently clean the mounting with a soft brush. Rinse your jewelry in the solution once more, remove, and drain on tissue paper.
- Detergent Bath: In a prepared bowl of warm and mild household liquid detergent (chlorine-free!) wash your jewelry with a soft-bristled brush. On a strainer, rinse off your jewelry with warm water. Pat dry with a soft lint-free cloth. (It is important to not clean or rinse your jewelry over the drain!)
- Quick dip Method: You also can use a brand name liquid jewelry cleaner. When purchasing a cleaner make sure to choose one that is best suited for the kind of stones and metals in your jewelry. Carefully read the label and follow the given instructions.
- Ultrasonic Cleaner: There are many different ultrasonic cleaning machines available to the public today. Usually, the jewelry is placed in a metal cup, which is filled with water and detergent, and the machine provides a high-frequency turbulence that will clean your diamond.