Diamonds…the most noble and expensive of them all. This is exactly why you should take very good care of your beautiful jewel, and ensure you will keep its sparkle alive for generations to come. Check out below a few tips on how to take care of your precious diamond ring, necklace or earrings.
Diamonds do not shower or take part in contact sports
The magical radiance of a diamond can be temporarily dulled by detergents and soaps. You should take off your diamond jewelry before taking a shower or going for a swim. Harsh chemicals within soaps and shower gels will form a thin layer on the top of the diamond, which will change its appearance. Also, if you are into contact sports make sure to take off all diamond jewelry. Contact sports are hardcore, and you do not want to risk your diamond to loosen up or get damaged in any way. Diamonds are special, so treat them accordingly. It is a must to remove diamond jewelry when working with chlorine products around the house, or polishing your furniture. These can cause visible damages to your diamond.
Regular polishing makes your jewelry like new
Even though the diamond itself will not scratch or suffer any distortions, the gold or platinum it is set in might scratch over time. When you can see a few lines of wear on the Gold or Platinum ring, make sure to schedule an appointment with the jeweler. He will perform polishing and bring the jewel to its initial, brilliant condition. Gold polishing is quite inexpensive, so this is the least you can do for your beautiful diamond to stand out even more.
Cleaning diamond jewelry at home
Jewelers use diluted ammonia to cleanse diamond jewelry. You can also use a mixture of water and household ammonia to soak the diamond jewelry into it. Make sure you will not allow the diamond to soak for more than 10 minutes in this mixture. If you want to perform an even more thorough cleaning, you should use a very soft brush to clear away any tiny parts of dirt or debris that might be caught on the surface of the diamond.
The most durable…but
Diamond is indeed the hardest natural substance available, but you still need to be careful. Your beautiful diamond can loosen from the ring if you do not pay attention when performing heavy work. Sharp blows, or dropping it on a very hard surface could lead to internal cracks. Square cut diamonds are even more “sensitive” because of the corners of the diamond which make the piece of jewelry more exposed to such dangers.
Experts recommend cleaning and inspecting your diamond jewelry at least once a year. The jeweler will perform professional cleaning, and ensure the diamond is fit steadily on your jewel. Also remember that diamond jewelry can scratch and damage other jewelry. Store your diamond jewelry in little pouches made of soft cloth, and store them individually.