Monday, March 3, 2008

How to Care for Diamonds

My last blog entry and this one on diamond care started with my own personal interest in caring for my wedding and engagement rings. Usually I just drop them in a liquid jewelry cleaner and let them soak for a while. I wanted to make sure the cleaner was not detrimental to the gold or diamonds.

Diamonds are a durable stone but also need care. Dirt and grease create a film on diamonds that take away from their sparkle and brilliance.

Diamonds can be cleaned in the same way gold is cleaned. You can use a mild liquid soap, water, and a soft brush, like an old toothbrush, and gently remove any dirt from small spaces. Non-abrasive liquid jewelry cleaners also work well and do not harm the stone.

Also like gold jewelry, do not wear your diamonds when swimming in a pool that has chlorine in it or a hot tub. Keep your diamonds away from chlorine bleach or any other type of harsh household chemicals.

With the proper care, your diamonds will continue to brilliantly glow for many years to come

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