Diamond Care

Although diamonds are the hardest substance known on earth, they require care to preserve their brilliance. Diamonds have a great affinity to oils. Exposure during ordinary wear can dull the surface of a diamond. Regular cleaning is important in keeping the diamond brilliant and refractive.

Hand lotions, hair styling products and everyday grime all leave enough of a film on your diamond ring to keep it from looking its best. If you wait too long between cleanings, those materials can accumulate into a thick layer of gunk on the back of your diamond, blocking light and making the diamond appear dull and lifeless. Coatings and other materials used to enhance diamonds can sometimes be removed by harsh chemicals or vigorous scrubbing, so take care when it's time to make your diamond ring sparkle.

The Gentle & Effective Way to Clean Diamond Rings

  • Soak your diamond ring in a warm solution of mild liquid detergent and water. Ivory dishwashing liquid is a good choice, but any other mild detergent is fine.
  • Use a soft brush if necessary to remove dirt. Soft is the key- don't use a brush with bristles that are stiff enough to scratch the ring's metal setting.
  • Swish the ring around in the solution, and then rinse it thoroughly in warm water. Close the drain first, or put the ring in a strainer to keep from losing it.
  • Dry the diamond ring with a lint-free cloth.
The setting of your jewelry can be cleaned the same way– using a soft brush and washing up liquid. To get it really shining, a professional jewelry cleaner is recommended. Also, to keep your diamond jewelry looking new, each piece needs to be stored separately.

Putting Diamonds Away

When you're not wearing diamonds and precious jewelry, they still require attention.
  • Keep your precious pieces in a fabric-lined jewel case, or a box with compartments or dividers.
  • lf you prefer to use ordinary boxes, wrap each piece individually.
  • Don't jumble your diamond pieces in a drawer or jewelry case, because diamonds can scratch other jewelry-and can even scratch each other.
  • Don't leave your ring on the rim of a sink when you remove it to wash your hands. It can easily slip down the drain.