If you’re lucky enough to have diamond jewellery of some description then you probably also want to know how best to look after it to keep it looking amazing. Proper care can help maintain the value of your diamond as well as keeping it looking as good as it did the day you got it. So here’s some diamond cleaning facts to help you on your way. Diamond wedding rings or engagement rings in particular need to be well looked after. Daily products such as handle lotions, grime, hairstyling products and makeup can attach themselves to your ring. These daily dirties can leave you ring looking less than its best. It is recommended that diamonds be cleaned regularly to remove dirt and grime build up. Soak the diamond in an ammonia based cleaning substance (e.g. window cleaner) or a mild detergent with warm water for a couple of hours. Once it has soaked brush it very gently with a soft toothbrush. The key here is to be very gentle as excessive rubbing could cause coatings that enhance the diamond to be removed. Do not however use any strong or abrasive substances. Things like chlorine can erode the setting of the jewellery.
Whilst it is recommended to clean diamond jewellery regularly as detailed above, there are things you can do daily to help keep your diamond shiny and looking as good as it did on the day it was bought. By caring for it properly you can also help maintain its value, so your ring could still be worth the same amount as similar when you at the moment, even if it is a number of years old. Things like not wearing diamond wedding rings whilst doing rough or dirty work such as heavy lifting or gardening can stop from diamond from wearing out. Also, avoiding contact with bleach and strong cleaning products is recommended so, it’s probably a good idea to take your rings off whilst doing laundry and heavy cleaning.
Regular trips to a jeweller for a ‘check-up’ is also a good idea. A jeweller can check the settings for any damage and have it fixed. If you do not get your diamonds checked for issues, then, your increase the chances of the setting coming loose or other significant damage. The jeweler will also give is a professional clean and shine, so you’ll get it back looking as good as the diamond rings for sale in the shop window. Lastly, the simplest way to keep diamonds safe and looking great is to store them correctly. When they are not being worn, they should be stored in a cushioned jewelry box or wrapped in a soft cloth and placed in a regular box. Rings that are placed loosely with others can cause damage to your other jewellery. The pear cut diamond rings may scratch other jewellery or can be scratched by any other diamonds reducing the value and quality of the appearance.