THE RIGHT CARE FOR YOUR PRECIOUS STONES
Diamonds are valuable investments that will continue to shine for generations with proper care. Though diamonds are the hardest substance on earth, they are not indestructible. They can be cut only by another diamond, but a hard blow can cause them to chip.
A GUIDE TO CLEANING YOUR DIAMOND AT HOME
Regular cleaning will keep your diamond jewelry in sparkling condition. Here are some tips for caring for your diamond at home between professional cleanings:
- Once a week, aim to soak the diamond in a cleaning solution overnight or for at least 15 minutes if you are short on time.
- There are plenty of options for household jewelry cleaners if you don’t have a professional solution on hand:
- Mix one part baking soda with one part water.
- Mix one part mild dish detergent to three parts warm water.
- Mix one part ammonia to one part warm water.
- Remove the diamond from the cleaner and brush it with a soft, clean toothbrush to remove any leftover dirt. Remember to brush the back of the diamond as this area tends to collect the most oil and dirt.
- Remember to be extra gentle with your brush on fragile settings and estate jewelry. Too much pressure can loosen the setting.
- Rinse the ring in cool water and pat dry with a lint-free cloth.
(If you notice loose stones or any other noticeable damage to your jewelry, promptly bring it to a professional jeweler for repair.)