Of course, diamonds are a very expensive investment. While you might think a diamond is virtually indestructible, they can easily be damaged or tarnished. With such a high value, any diamond jewellery should be given the care and attention it deserves, and with that in mind, here are some tips on taking care of diamond jewellery.
The Daily Clean
Using a cotton bud or a small piece of soft linen cloth, you can wipe the stone clean prior to wearing it in the morning. This will remove dirt and grime that can easily collect, especially if it happens to be a diamond ring. Skin oil can easily build up, and while that will not damage the diamond, it will give it a cloudy appearance. A quick polish with a soft, dry cloth will bring back that lovely diamond sparkle. If you are looking to invest in loose diamonds or jewellery items, check out the reputable shop, Certified Diamond Network in Sydney, who happen to be one of Australia’s leading diamond merchants.
Take a bowl of warm water that has a little mild washing up liquid mixed in and simply drop the jewellery item in. After leaving it for a few minutes, you can remove the item and gently brush with a soft toothbrush, changing angles and rotating the brush to ensure you get into the small hard to reach areas. Dry with a soft linen cloth when finished to bring out the diamond’s sparkle.
This household product cleans many things, especially diamonds, and by mixing a cup of hot water with 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda, you can immerse the jewellery item for a few minutes, then carefully dry it with soft linen cloth to leave a shiny diamond. This form of cleaning is ideal for precious pieces of uncompromising visual qualities. As a variation, you can make a paste with the baking soda and gently scrub with a soft toothbrush.
Ammonia & Cold Water
A 50-50 mix of cold water and ammonia is ideal for cleaning diamond jewellery. Leave the item immersed for a full 30 minutes, then remove and dry thoroughly. This can be carried out every month, or in preference to the mild detergent soaking.
Amazingly, this product really does clean jewellery well. By dropping one Alka-Seltzer tablet in a cup of water, then placing the jewellery into the cup while it is fizzing up, this will clean the item thoroughly. Gold, silver and platinum will also look like new. As the acid in the tablet removes all traces of dirt and grime.
The diamond might be one of the hardest substances known to man. But it can easily become clouded, thanks to daily exposure to the atmosphere. With regular cleaning, all of your jewellery will always look its very best. And will be ready to wear at any time.
If you get into the habit of cleaning all your diamond jewellery once a week. It will soon become second nature. Diamonds that are worn daily would require regular cleaning using one of the above methods.
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