Diamond Care and Cleaning
Diamonds must be kept
clean and be stored carefully when they are not being
worn, or are being packed for travel. Because most
people wear their engagement ring 24 hours a day, 7
days a week, itís essential that youíre always mindful
of its care. Here are some more guidelines to help
keep your diamond in top condition:
Avoid wearing your diamonds while doing housework,
yard work or any other kind of rough work. Even though
a diamond is extremely durable, a hard blow could chip
If you notice a loose stone setting, stones moving or
any other noticeable damage to your jewelry, do not
wear the jewelry until you have taken it to a
professional jeweler. We recommend that you have a
jeweler check the setting in your diamond ring (while
you watch) once a year.
When youíre not wearing your diamonds, be sure to
store them in a fabric-lined case or in a box with
dividers or separate compartments--diamonds can
scratch other jewelry as well as each other.
When doing household chores, never allow your jewelry
to come into contact with chlorine bleach.
Cleaning Your Diamonds
anything else, get smudged, soiled and dusty. Lotions,
powders, soaps--even the natural oils from your
skin--will create a film on diamonds, which will
reduce their brilliance. In addition, chemicals in the
air will oxidize or discolor the mountings. Keeping
your jewelry clean will maximize its brilliance. Here
are four ways you can clean your diamonds:
Prepare a small bowl
of warm suds using any mild household liquid detergent
(be sure not to use any cleaners containing chlorine).
Brush the jewelry with a soft brush until you have
created a lather around it. With the jewelry on a
plastic or metal strainer, rinse off with warm water
(be sure not to clean your jewelry over the drain!)
Pat your jewelry dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Cold Water Soak:
Make a solution of 4
parts cold-water and 1 part very mild dishwashing
detergent. Soak the pieces for several minutes. Lift
out and tap gently around all sides of the mounting
with a soft brush. Rinse the pieces in the solution
once more and drain on tissue paper.
Buy one of the brand
name liquid jewelry cleaners, choosing the one that is
best for the kind of stones and metals in your
jewelry. Read the label carefully and follow the
instructions. Do not touch your clean diamonds with
your fingers, as the oils from your hands will leave a
film on the stone.
with your Jewelry before cleaning - this is for
informational purpose only and not a recommendation.