Diamonds may be the hardest substance known, but your precious purchase still needs
the proper care and cleaning.
Diamond jewelry is best stored separately to avoid becoming scratched or damaged.
Store your diamonds in individual jewelry cases, cloth pouches or in a fabric-lined
jewelry box with separate dividers and compartments.
Lotions, soaps, powders, perfumes and hair spray can diminish a diamond's sparkle.
To clean your jewelry at home, be careful not to use abrasives (including toothpaste!)
that can dull the setting.
For at-home cleaning, we recommend:
mix one part ammonia (or Mr. Clean) with four parts warm water
add a small amount of mild dishwashing liquid
soak for approximately 10 minutes
scrub gently with a new soft toothbrush (used for jewelry cleaning only)
dip the jewelry repeatedly in the solution
rinse with warm to hot tap water
- pat dry with a lint-free cloth
We suggest having your diamond jewelry professionally cleaned at least once a year.
To avoid chipping or breakage, avoid wearing jewelry while taking part in sports
or during strenuous activities. Remove jewelry before going into a swimming pool
or hot tub.
The cumulative effect of repeated exposure to even small amounts of harsh chemicals
such as chlorine and bleach could cause gold to become brittle, causing breaks and
loosening of prongs.
We recommend having your jeweler check the setting for loose stones, bent prongs
or signs of wear. This can be done at the same time as the professional cleaning.