How To Take Care Of Your Diamond Jewellery Guide

Since your diamond jewellery is a valuable investment, you'll want to take proper care of it. This section contains some basic tips to help keep your diamond jewellery looking its best.

Every diamond jewellery is different, and therefore needs to be cared for differently. Diamond jewellery with platinum settings have slightly different care requirements than those with gold settings. Diamonds that are set on prongs also demand more careful attention then bezel settings. Find out what is expected of you from the jeweller upon the purchase of your diamond jewellery and make sure that you stick to the regimen as best as possible for the utmost results. After all, an engagement diamond jewellery is not something you buy or receive every day.

Caring For Diamond Jewellery

Caring for diamond jewellery.

Diamond jewellery must be kept clean and stored carefully when they are not being worn. Here are some guidelines to help keep your diamond jewellery in top condition:

Diamond Jewellery Care - Do's

Diamond Jewellery Care - Don'ts

Cleaning Your Diamond Jewellery

Diamonds, like anything else, get smudged, soiled and dusty. Lotions, powders, soaps-even the natural oils from your skin-will create a film on diamonds, which will reduce their brilliance. In addition, chemicals in the air will oxidize or discolor the mountings. Keeping your jewellery clean will maximize its brilliance. Here are four ways we suggest you clean your diamond jewellery:

  1. Detergent Bath: Prepare a small bowl of warm suds using any mild household liquid detergent (be sure not to use any cleaners containing chlorine). Brush the jewellery with a soft brush until you have created a lather around it. With the jewellery on a plastic or metal strainer, rinse off with warm water (be sure not to clean your jewellery over the drain!) Pat your jewellery dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.

  2. Cold Water Soak: Make a solution of 4 parts cold-water and 1 part very mild dishwashing detergent. Soak the pieces for several minutes. Lift out and tap gently around all sides of the mounting with a soft brush. Rinse the pieces in the solution once more and drain on tissue paper.

  3. Quick-Dip Method: Buy one of the brand name liquid jewellery cleaners, choosing the one that is best for the kind of stones and metals in your jewellery. Read the label carefully and follow the instructions. Do not touch your clean diamonds with your fingers, as the oils from your hands will leave a film on the stone.

  4. The Ultrasonic Cleaner: There are many types of these small machines available to the public today. They will clean any piece of jewellery that can be soaked in a liquid within a matter of minutes. These machines often have a metal cup, which is filled with water and detergent. When the machine is turned on, a high-frequency turbulence is created.

NOTE - Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and warnings before using these machines and detergents. When the machine is turned on, a high-frequency turbulence is created.

Traveling With Diamond Jewellery

Packing your precious diamond jewellery for traveling should be done with utmost care. There are many types of jewellery carrying cases that are specifically designed for jewellery travel, available in all price ranges, sizes, shapes and patterns. Most have velvet pads inside to attach pins and earrings, with special compartments for bracelets and necklaces. Don't ever leave your jewellery on the rim of a sink when you remove it to wash your hands. It can very easily slip down the drain. When you're away from home, don't take off your jewellery in a public place as you may accidentally forget it and lose it forever.