5 Expert Tips To Keep Your Diamond Clean and Shiny
One of the best attributes of a diamond is its brilliance. But as owners, how do we ensure it stays forever?
For many of us who aren’t accustomed to wearing diamond jewelry regularly, sporting precious stones like diamonds can be overwhelming. Moreover, it’s an investment piece; anyone who owns one would want to keep it brilliant. So how can we ensure that our best-loved diamond piece won’t lose its luster?
Ocampo’s Fine Jewellery listed down 5 expert tips on keeping your diamond looking its absolute best.
Carefully handle your diamond.
Carefully handling your diamond is vital to keep its icy beauty last longer. Diamonds are known to be natural magnets for grease. To keep yours clear and gleaming, make sure to handle not only with care, but also with clean hands.
Clean your diamond regularly.
If you’re looking for a fool-proof way to maintain the elegance of your diamond jewelry, you might want to soak it in a mild degreasing solution, such as water with a few drops of mild dishwashing soap, once or twice a week. Once removed from the solution, use a soft, clean toothbrush to remove any remaining dirt—especially in areas like the back of the diamond, which tends to collect the most oil and dirt.
Keep it gentle
Never scrub your diamond jewelry vigorously. Why? Simply because fragile settings or a tension setting where the diamond is held in place by pressure from the shank might get rickety. So, be gentle with the toothbrush and dry it off with a soft, lint-free cloth. If you’re working over a sink, close the drainage.
Don’t use harmful solutions.
When cleaning your diamond jewelry, avoid using chlorine bleach or abrasives (such as household cleansers or toothpaste). The potent chemical components of chlorine can damage the stone, while abrasives can give gold and other metals unwanted scratches.
Be extra cautious in using ultrasonic cleaners.
Sometimes, using an ultrasonic cleaner in removing encrusted dirt on diamonds is necessary. However, it can also totter the stone from its mounting or chip the girdles of the jewelry. Therefore, it’s best to have your preferred jeweler check and clean your diamond jewelry using such a machine to avoid damage.
No diamond owner wants their precious gem to lose its luster. Regularly cleaning the stone’s mirror-like facets is key to keeping your diamond jewelry in gleaming condition.
Ready to shine for your next occasion? Ocampo’s Fine Jewellery offers a premium diamond cleaning service that will surely transform your jewelry from being merely an adornment to a classy conversation starter.
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