We all know the saying that “diamonds are forever”, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need some TLC. Diamond care is not something that usually comes to mind when you buy a piece of diamond jewelry.
However, that sparkle and glitter that caught your attention will start to fade over time if not properly cared for. They might be the toughest mineral on the planet but they still need to be properly cared for.
Cashing Diamonds would like to give you some tips on diamond care and cleaning your diamond jewelry.
A little effort goes a long way in preserving your heirloom and that’s all you need to help maintain the quality of your diamonds.
Our experts have been buying and selling diamonds in South Florida for a long time, and we know a thing or two when it comes to cleaning diamonds.
If you are looking to either buy or sell diamonds or diamond jewelry, we are the ones to turn to!
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Here are some tips on diamond care and cleaning diamonds to make sure they stay brilliant and beautiful.
Diamond Care 101.
The first thing is “Look, but don’t touch.”
Do you find yourself twirling your engagement ring while standing in line waiting for your latte?
Or playing with the diamonds on that necklace that was passed down to you?
According to ti the GIA, you should handle your diamonds sparingly. Primarily because, the oil on your hands can affect the brilliance of your diamonds.
The natural oils on your fingers will stick to the diamonds. In turn, dirt and dust will attach to the oils left behind, causing your diamonds to lose their brilliance and shine.
Another practice you should avoid is wearing your diamonds when going to the gym or doing anything “rough”.
A diamond may be almost indestructible but it can still be damaged or chipped by a strong blow.
Another great diamond care tip is to have your jewelry inspected once a year. You should have a jeweler inspect your jewelry for loose mountings or missing prongs.This will make it so if there are any problems, you can have them fixed proactively without risknig more damage.
It is also best to remove your diamond ring if you are doing any “heavy duty” cleaning. Caustic chemicals like bleach can damage or discolor the mountings.
How to properly store your diamond jewelry.
A fabric-lined jewel case is best for storing your diamonds. Do not throw your diamond jewelry in a jumbled-up pile inside a box. Your diamonds can damage other precious stones you have in your collection, and they can also damage each other.
If you don’t have a fabric-lined case, try wrapping each piece in tissue paper before storing them.
And definitely, never leave your diamond jewelry on the kitchen or bathroom counter!
Could you imagine turning on the garbage disposal and hearing the awful sound of your engagement ring being ruined?
Having to call the plumber to retrieve a rinsed-away ring can be expensive, especially when you consider the damage that could have been to the diamond and the plumbing. Worse yet, they might not be able to retrieve it!
Cleaning diamonds and diamond jewelry.
Diamond care and cleaning is a simple way to ensure you maintain the value and beauty of your precious gems. Follow these simple tips to keep your diamond jewelry shining.
Cleaning diamonds and diamond rings.
- At the end of each day, rub your diamond rings and jewelry with a soft cloth to wipe away oils that have accumulated.
- Once or twice a week, soak the diamond in a 50/50 solution of ammonia and cold water. Soak for about 30 minutes and allow it to air dry. You can also use a window cleaning solution.
- Once a month, clean your diamond ring with a little dishwashing liquid and warm water. Soak it in the solution for about 15 minutes. Use a soft toothbrush and gently scrub away any dirt or debris. Rinse with cold water and use a soft cloth to dry.
Cleaning diamond jewelry.
- Baking soda is your friend! Mix 1-½ teaspoons of baking soda and 1 cup of warm water. Place your diamond earrings, bracelets, and/or necklaces in the solution and let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a soft cloth.
- You can also clean diamond jewelry by placing them in a glass of club soda. Allow it to soak overnight, your jewelry will come out sparkling!
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