Diamonds are not indestructible, even though they may be the hardest substance on earth. A hard knock to a diamond can cause it to chip or crack. For this reason, it is recommended that diamonds are not worn when doing rigorous work with the hands.
Diamonds should not be stored next to other jewelry pieces when they are not being worn. Setting the pieces next to each other can cause scratches. It is important to remember that diamonds are the only substance that can scratch or cut diamonds. Therefore, when jewelry is worn, it is important to ensure that the diamonds are not scratching the other diamonds, stones, or metals in your collection. A velvet or fabric-lined area to store the jewelry is recommended to keep your investment safe. Individually wrapping each jewelry piece in tissue or jewelry pouches to keep it protected and stored properly is also an option.
Everyday exposure to creams, skin oils, hairspray, household chemicals, and other substances can cause build-up that will dull your diamond’s brilliance and sparkle. When handling a diamond, be sure to try and avoid touching the diamond directly with your hands, as your fingers provide enough oil from your skin to alter the way your diamond reflects the light.
Clean your diamond regularly. A simple plan to keep your diamond jewelry always looking beautiful is to soak the diamond in an ammonia-based household cleaner every day while brushing your teeth. Make sure the sink is plugged, remove the diamond from the cleaner, and use a toothbrush designated for jewelry cleaning to remove the daily debris that has accumulated. It is important to take extra care brushing the back of the diamond, as this will be the area that has collected the most oil and dirt. After cleaning, rinse and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth. Keeping the diamond clean will ensure the diamond is in its peak condition and ready to reflect the light properly for all to see.
Harmful solutions should never be used when cleaning diamonds, especially those set in jewelry. These harmful solutions can erode some of the metals often used in diamond settings, and may loosen prongs or even dissolve the metal completely.
An ultrasonic cleaner may be necessary to remove encrusted dirt or debris on diamonds. Ultrasonic cleaners send high frequency sound waves through a detergent solution, causing vibrating fluid to remove accumulated dirt and grime. One should note, however, that the ultrasonic cleaners can also shake stones from their mounting, so this method shouldn’t be used on fragile settings, such as pave or micro-pave settings. These settings should be serviced by Bashert Diamonds.
Inspect your diamond jewelry on a regular basis to ensure the setting is securely holding the diamond. If there are noticeable signs of damage or loosening of the prongs, promptly contact Bashert Diamonds. It is recommended to have Bashert Diamonds inspect your diamond jewelry at least once a year. During the yearly jewelry inspection,a Bashert Diamonds professional can also expertly clean your jewelry.
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