Guide to Diamond CareTIPS ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR DIAMONDS
Diamonds may be the hardest substance on earth, but they are not indestructible. Just like any of us, diamonds need a bit of love, so we’ve prepared a list of tips on how to take care of your prized, sparkly possessions.
Don’t store your diamond jewellery next to any other jewellery pieces as this can cause scratches
Regularly inspect your diamond jewellery to make sure the settings is secure
Promptly bring to our shop if you notice any signs of damage or loosening of the prongs
Have your diamond jewellery examined at least twice a year by a professional jeweller (like us!)
CLEANING: Remember to regularly clean your jewels! Everyday exposure to creams, skin oils, hairspray, household chemicals and their substances can cause build up that will dull your diamonds brilliance and sparkle.
Handle your diamond sparingly, as your fingers provide enough oil from your skin to alter the way your diamond looks
A simple way of keeping your diamond jewellery always looking beautiful is to soak the diamond in mild soapy water overnight, once or twice weekly. In the morning, remove from water and brush it with a soft, clean toothbrush to remove any leftover dirt. Take extra care to brush the back of the diamond as this will be the area that has collected the most oil and dirt.
Be aware that fragile settings won’t take kindly to being scrubbed with a toothbrush, so use a soft touch. Then, just rinse the diamond with water and wipe with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Don’t use harmful solutions! Chlorine or abrasives should never be used when cleaning diamonds, especially those set in jewellery. These erode some of the metals often used in diamond settings, and may loosen prongs, or even dissolve the metal completely.
SAFEKEEPING: When you’re not wearing diamonds and precious jewellery, they still require attention. Keep your precious pieces in a fabric-lined jewel case, or a box with compartments or dividers.
Should you prefer to use ordinary boxes, wrap each piece individually in tissue paper.
Don’t jumble your diamond pieces in a drawer or jewellery case, because diamonds can scratch other jewellery – and can even scratch each other.
Last but not least – don’t leave your ring on the rim of a sink when you remove it to wash your hands. It can easily slip down the drain or be left behind!