When you buy a piece of diamond jewellery it will have the most amazing sparkle. You could compare it to a brand new car with the famous new car smell. But just like cars a piece of jewellery will lose a bit of its grandeur if it isn’t taken care of properly . So make sure to follow these small hints for diamond maintenance.
Diamond maintenance starts with prevention
To keep your diamond jewellery at its best prevention is key, especially when it comes to cuts and scratches. Diamonds are one of the strongest materials in the world, but that doesn’t mean they are immune to damage. For example one diamond can scratch another. So it’s important to separate your diamonds, avoid putting several pieces in the same jewellery box without a form of protection.
Another issue is grease, it can lower the sparkle of your diamond jewellery. You can take off your jewellery for daily chores like cooking for example, but even touching a diamond could leave a smudge of natural oil. So you’ll have to clean your diamonds on a regular basis.
How to clean diamonds
The best way for cleaning diamonds is with a soft, natural bristle brush to apply a mixture of six parts water to one part ammonia. You could also replace the ammonia with a mild liquid detergent. After cleaning the diamond you should rinse it with water and finally dry it with a non-abrasive cloth.
An important warning is in order though. Sometimes people try to clean their diamond jewellery in a rush and do it in the sink. It wouldn’t be the first time the diamond would come loose if you are too rough on the setting and it ends up down the drain.
If you have any further questions about diamond maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact us.