Widely recognised as a symbol of luxury and elegance, diamonds are one of the world’s most desired precious gems. And as a significant investment piece, diamonds should be cared for correctly and carefully to keep them shining bright for many years.
There’s a lot of contradicting information out there regarding the best ways to care for your diamond jewellery, but without intentionally doing so, you could be damaging your diamonds by following incorrect advice.
How can you Properly Take Care of your Diamonds?
Some of the most effective ways to care for your diamond jewellery are:
Whether you’re looking to clean a diamond ring, necklace or bracelet, extra care should be taken when sprucing at home. As a temporary measure, you can keep your diamonds clean by using washing up liquid, warm water and a toothbrush to remove any surface dirt, although its recommended to visit a professional for an ultrasonic cleaning and full service every six to 12 months.
If you’re opting to clean at home, avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as this can damage the structure of your jewellery and increase the risk of diamonds becoming loose and falling out. As a precaution, never clean your jewellery over the sink!
When storing your precious jewellery, consider using a jewellery box or soft fabric pouch to prevent the pieces from scratching against each other.
When travelling with your jewellery, take extra precaution to make sure your necklaces and bracelets don’t get tangled. You might consider wearing one set and packing another to avoid this.
Avoid Contact with Harsh Substances
Everyday household chemicals might be damaging your diamond jewellery without you knowing. This can even include some shampoos and might be harming your jewellery every time you shower.
Take extra care when cleaning your home by removing your jewellery and storing safely before working with any chemicals. Likewise, exposure to chlorine can damage your diamonds overtime so you should take extra caution when swimming in pools.
Be Mindful of Activities
To ensure your diamonds stand the test of time, make sure to remove them when participating in activities that could subject it to excessive wear and tear. This might include household cleaning, sports, gardening, DIY, or decorating. Knocking your diamond jewellery on a hard surface can weaken the metal and diamonds can come loose.
Although diamonds are one of the most durable gems available and are unlikely to scratch easily, they can chip. The likelihood of your diamond chipping depends on the setting, and its suggested that a bezel setting is the best way to reduce the chances of this happening.
When investing in a diamond piece of jewellery, it’s important to be clear on the steps you can take to care for it properly. Without knowing it, you could be damaging your precious jewellery with everyday chores and household products. If you’re ever unsure on the best ways to care for your diamond jewellery, make sure to consult with a professional.
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