Education - Diamond Shopping and Attributes of Diamond Jewelry
Caring For Your Diamond
Diamonds are the hardest natural substance on Earth. They are resistant to heat and scratching. It’s even impervious to any liquid acids you may encounter or may not want to encounter. In fact, it takes another diamond to cut or polish a diamond. But just like anything in the world, if you hit it hard enough, it can chip. By having your diamond in a relatively protective setting, and being aware of it on your jewelry, your diamond will last you generations. During ordinary wear, perspiration and household chemicals can cause a buildup on the diamond surface. We suggest cleaning your diamond periodically to keep your diamond looking like new.
Cleaning your Diamond
To clean your diamond jewelry at home, you can purchase jewelry cleaning liquids designed for cleaning jewelry. Be certain to read the labels as different cleaners are designed for different types of jewelry. If you want to make your own jewelry cleaning solution, mix one part ammonia with six parts water. If you are cleaning it by hand, gently scrubbing with a soft brush should loosen most dirt and restore the brilliance to your diamond. Be careful not to scratch the metal of your jewelry. If you use a toothbrush, make sure there is no toothpaste on the brush as toothpaste is mildly abrasive and will scratch your jewelry. We recommend you have your diamond jewelry cleaned and have the setting checked professionally at least once a year. Please be careful when handling any chemicals. Ammonia and other substances can cause allergic reactions for some people.
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We recommend that you store your jewelry individually in soft cloth pouches when not being worn to prevent your jewelry from rubbing against each other and being scratched or dulled.
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