How to Care and Clean Your Diamond
Caring for a diamond takes more than occasional cleanings. Diamonds are forever, but they can be damaged if you are not careful. By learning how to
properly care for your diamond, you will ensure that your diamond is indeed forever.
First, you should take your diamond jewelry to a jeweler once a year. Have him check the mountings and prongs that hold your diamond in place.
Have him make any needed repairs. This will prevent your diamond from falling out of its setting and becoming lost.
Diamond jewelry that is not being worn, or diamonds that are loose should be stored in a fabric lined jewel case, or in a jewelry box where it can be
kept separate from other jewelry. Each piece should have its own compartment. This will keep diamonds from becoming scratched, and it will also
keep your diamond from scratching other jewelry as well.
Remove your diamond jewelry when doing physical work. Diamonds can be chipped and scratched easily. Also avoid allowing your diamond to come
into contact with bleach or other household cleansers this can damage or change the color of the settings and mountings, and it may even irreversibly
change the color of the diamond!
Through our day to day, movements our diamonds get smudged and soiled. Even when we are not wearing them, they collect dust. Lotions, soaps,
our natural skin oils, can cause film and grime on diamonds and inhibit their brilliance.
Want to keep that Brilliance and Shine? Diamonds require cleaning so that maximum amounts of light can refract fiery brilliance. Remember that all it
takes is a few minutes and a little care to keep that diamond as fiery as the day you first saw it.
You can use a small soft brush such as an eyebrow or lip stick brush and soap and water to clean your jewelry. Simply make a bowl of warm sudsy
water with a mild detergent and place your pieces in the mixture. Then brush the diamonds with the soft bristles of the brush while they are in the suds.
You will need to make certain that you rinse them clear of the suds