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Jewelry Care

Storage: Store diamonds separately. When stored with other jewelry, diamonds may scratch other jewelry (or each other).
Cleaning: The best method for cleaning is a jeweler's polishing cloth. Most jewelers will clean your diamond ring for free as you browse and relax in the store.


Diamond Care

While diamonds are the hardest minerals, they still require some care to keep them looking their best and to protect them from loss or damage. Diamonds are often thought to be unshatterable. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Diamonds are brittle - If you hit a diamond hard, they WILL crack or chip if mishandled. Don't wear your diamond when doing rough work.

Diamonds are liable to get smudged and dulled easily from lotions, powders, soaps, even the natural skin oils, reducing their brilliance. A regular professional cleaning is recommended. Avoid using ultrasonic cleaners if your diamond has a serious crack or inclusion. The vibrations of these cleaners can enlarge such flaws.

Visiting your jeweller every six months is highly recommended as your diamonds could do with some professional care. Your jeweller can check to ensure that the setting that holds your precious gem has not come loose.

A few tips:

  • Simply fill a bowl with lukewarm water, ammonia and liquid detergent. I also recommend using Mr. Clean as it already has ammonia and detergent in it. Gently brush your diamond jewellery with a soft toothbrush while still in the solution. Rinse thoroughly in warm water and pat dry. This works well to maintain the brilliance your diamonds.
  • A diamond can be chipped by a hard blow, so never wear diamonds while doing sports or rough work.
  • Don't let your diamond come in contact with strong chlorine bleach. It won't hurt the diamond, but it can pit or discolor the mounting.
  • Jewellery pieces should never be stored together. They can scratch and damage each other.

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