Diamonds are known for their brilliance, but they are not indestructible. They can be damaged by improper care and cleaning. Diamonds can scratch and chip with heavy wear, as well as collect dirt. Even a tiny piece of dust or grime on a diamond is enough to dull its shine. Therefore, keeping you diamonds well looked after is important for maximising its life cycle. This tips will help you clean your diamonds and have them sparkling for longer!
Keep Your Hands Off
Keeping your diamond clean is a big part of retaining its shine and beauty. Although most people think diamonds are incredibly hard, they’re actually quite soft and need to be handled with care. When a diamond is handled, the oils from your fingers adhere to the diamond’s surface and affect its brilliance, as such it is important to minimise touching the actual diamond. This will help keep it shining bright for years to come.
Keep it Cleaner
A plan to keep your diamond jewellery looking beautiful is to soak it in a gentle degreasing solution, such as water with a few drops of mild dish soap, once or twice a week. After you remove the diamond from the cleaning solution, use a soft, clean toothbrush to remove any remaining dirt.
Keep it Gentle
Antique or fragile diamond settings need gentle cleaning, so be sure to avoid scrubbing. Allow the jewellery to soak in a solution of warm water, dishwashing liquid and baking soda for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft cloth before storing in a box or pouch. A gentle hand will ensure that there is no damage to your precious piece.
It is also important to use a gentle cleaning solution. Avoid chlorine beach or abrasive solutions.
Go to the Professionals
When in doubt, go to the professionals! Professionals use ultrasonic cleaners that send low frequency sound waves through a solution in order to cause vibrating fluid to remove accumulated dirt and grime. The diamond is placed in the ultrasonic cleaner’s basket, where it is submerged under the solution for a period of time.
If your ring is looking a little worse for wear, we can use our professional equipment to make your ring sparkle brighter than ever. Contact us today for more details.