Keep Your Diamonds Sparkling: Useful Tips To Care For Diamond Jewelry
When you touch a diamond, the dirt and grease from your fingers cling to the surface of the diamond and adversely impact its brilliance.
Diamond is the most rigid natural substance found on Earth and can cut any type of metal or rock. Yet it cannot resist the deposition of oil inflicted by mere human touch, causing this almost indestructible gemstone to instantly lose its glittering appeal. So how to care for your precious diamonds? Follow the guide below to keep your diamonds looking brand new.
Rub them regularly to remove oil and dirt
Clean your diamonds every day to remove residue from lotions, skin dirt, and oil. Every day at night, use a soft cloth or flannel to rub your diamonds and maintain their sparkly shine.
Use a dishwashing solution to remove dirt.
Soak your diamonds in a DIY cleaning solution of dishwashing liquid and lukewarm water. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub them. You should do this once or twice every month.
Use cold water and ammonia to loosen grime and dirt
Soak your diamond-studded accessories in a cleaning solution—made with a mixture of 50:50 cold water and ammonia (like window cleaner) for at least 30 minutes. Then, allow it to air dry. Do this twice a week. Use this cleaning solution to remove dirt from real diamonds only. Do not try it on other gemstones because ammonia may cause irreversible damage to them.
Use ultrasonic cleaners
To remove encrusted dirt, use an ultrasonic cleaner on your diamonds. This technique involves sending sound waves in low frequency—through a solution—causing vibrating fluid to discard accumulated grime and stubborn dirt. But this cleaning technique can also loosen the diamonds from their mountings. Proceed with this technique cautiously, and do not use ultrasonics if your diamond was treated earlier using fracture filling.
Use baking soda
Baking soda is an excellent cleaner for all kinds of jewelry, including diamonds. Grab a cup of lukewarm water, and add 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda. Place your diamond-studded jewelry in the solution and let it soak for a few minutes. Gently rinse and pat dry your diamonds with a soft and clean cloth.
Try these simple DIY cleaning hacks to keep your diamonds sparkling and looking brand new.