Learn How to Protect, Clean, and Care for Your Stone Properly
A simple guide for keeping your diamonds in their best shape
Now that you’ve scrimped and saved up to buy diamond-studded jewelry, here comes the hard part: keeping the diamonds clean and protected.
Yes, even though diamonds are virtually indestructible, they still require a bit of love and care on your part so that they keep their sparkle for years. Just like Rihanna said, “Shine bright like a diamond!”
Here is a diamond care guide that you can use to keep your precious stones looking their best.
How to Properly Clean and Care For Your Diamond
After all, they are not only expensive, but they are also a great investment! If they are stored and kept properly, they will increase in value.
When the time comes, you can pass them on to your children as a memorable and valuable family heirloom, or you can just sell them.
Proper diamond care and storage starts at home. The first thing you need to do is find the best place to keep your diamond jewelry when you are not wearing them.
- It is generally not recommended to keep diamond jewelry with other pieces. The gemstone can easily scratch or damage other jewelry, especially if you have metals such as gold or silver.
- You should also keep diamond jewelry separate from other diamond pieces since diamonds can scratch each other!
- Whenever possible, keep your diamond jewelry in different containers. You can also use padding to further protection.
- Whenever you wear your diamond pieces, give them a good rubdown after you take them off. Diamonds are like magnets for dirt, dust, and skin oils. If you don’t wipe down your diamonds, they will eventually start looking cloudy. You can use most fabric to wipe them down, but it’ll be best to use a soft cloth such as chamois or flannel.
Aside from home care, you can also opt for professional care services for your diamonds.
Most diamond sellers will offer affordable professional cleaning and storage services.
In fact, for pricey or rare pieces, we recommend that you get professional care services to ensure that your babies get the care that they deserve.
Before you get any professional care services, any reputable jeweler will also request that you get your diamonds insured.
To make the insurance process easier, faster, and more advantageous for you, familiarize yourself with the cut, carat weight, color, and clarity of your diamond.
This way, you will know whether you are getting the best insurance policy for your beloved pieces.
At Shira Diamonds, we offer appraisal services for our clients, so that you will know the value of your diamond. We want you to be able to get the best care possible for your pieces.
Once you have your diamond insured, you should immediately find a reputable jeweler who will keep your diamonds stored in an airtight and secure container.
You should also hire a professional jewelry cleaner for your diamond. They can perform either ultrasonic sound waves or steam cleaning methods to remove dirt and grime from your diamond.
Keep in mind that these approaches can damage your pieces if done incorrectly, so be sure to find the best there is.
A Cleaning Guide for Your Diamond
If your diamond pieces are looking a bit grimy or starting to lose their luster, give them a rinse!
Here are some DIY suggestions:
- Dishwashing liquid and water: soak your diamond pieces in a solution made from water and dishwashing liquid for around an hour. You can make the ratio 1:1. Afterward, rinse the jewelry thoroughly and give them a quick scrub with a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove any lingering dirt or skin oil. Do this once a month.
- Ammonia and cold water: use a 1:1 solution of cold water and ammonia to make your diamonds regain their shine! Soak the diamonds for about 30 minutes, then allow to air dry. Do this once a week.
- Baking soda paste: baking soda is great to remove dirt and grime to restore your jewelry’s luster. Make a soft paste by mixing 1–2 tablespoons of baking soda with a teaspoon of water. Coat your jewelry in the paste and allow it to dry. Rinse off the paste under running water and pat dry with a soft, clean cloth. You can use the baking soda method once a month.
- Diamond cleaning kit: you can purchase a diamond cleaning kit from jewelry stores such as ours. Use these kits according to the label instructions to get the best results.
When it comes to caring for your diamonds, regular inspection is always the best way to go.
This way, you can prevent any real damage from setting in and have the problem fixed before they can become permanent.
Every time you wear your diamonds, make sure to inspect them thoroughly for dents, scratches, or any other damage before storing them away.
Maintain Your Diamonds
Cleaning tips that you can do at home to care for your diamond and tips on how to find professional care. By following these methods, your diamonds will always look their best!
Remember, while diamonds ARE forever, it doesn’t mean that they won’t need some love and care. With just a bit of attention and tons of TLC, you’ll have diamonds that will always shine their brightest for years to come.