by Admin on 27-Jan-2021

Expert Tips On Taking Care of Your Diamond Jewellery At Home

Diamonds are said to be as ancient as our planet itself. You probably know that diamonds are also one of the strongest stones on earth. Still, to keep shining bright, the diamond pendant that you so fondly wear on your neck needs to be treasured and cared for.

Did you know that diamonds are natural grease magnets? When you hold the diamonds in your hands, the oily content from your fingertips sticks to the diamond's surface. When this happens over time, the diamond’s sparkle tends to fade away. Hence, you must care for retaining the characteristic sparkle of your diamond.

To ensure that your diamond jewellery keeps glowing for a very long time, we have curated some of the best tips and tricks to take good care of your diamond jewellery.

How to look after your diamond jewellery yourself at home?

Here are some handy tips:

  • To keep it free and clean of residues of lotions, skin oil, and other beauty products, scrub the diamond regularly. That way, it won't look hazy.
  • Rub it against a smooth fabric or even a shirt to retain its spark.
  • After each application, you can also wipe your jewellery clean with a soft to extract oils and salt.

Water and dishwasher

Follow the following remedies to keep your diamonds clean forever:

  • Use a combination of boiling water and dishwashing oil
  • Soak the diamond into the mixture
  • Scrub it out with a soft toothbrush
  • Do this once a month at least

Using ammonia and cold water

Now, implement the following tip:

  • Make a 50:50 combination of ammonia, like a window cleaner and cold spray, with water
  • Soak the diamond for half an hour
  • Then let it dry in the breeze
  • Be careful! Do it only for natural diamonds, as other gems can be harmed by ammonia
  • Once or twice a week would be fine

A detergent bath can be useful

Here are some of the most effective tips to keep your diamonds new and fresh:

  • Take a small bowl of warm water and mix some moderate liquid detergent
  • Brush the jewellery to produce a lather with a smooth brush or rag
  • Then clean with warm water
  • Use a dry cloth to pat

Get a diamond jewellery cleaning tool

This can be purchased along with the diamond, or at any jewellery store. Brand-name cleaners for jewellery perform best. Soak your diamond according to the directions provided on the label. Make sure that you carefully treat the jewellery.

Baking soda work wonders

For washing all types of jewellery, including diamond jewellery, baking soda is perfect. Follow the instructions given below:

  • Mix 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda into a cup of hot water.
  • For a couple of minutes, place the jewels in the mix.
  • Rinse, dry with a clean cloth, and pat.
  • You may also make a paste out of 1/4 cup of baking soda and two teaspoons of water as an option.
  • Using a brush or rag, add this paste to the jewellery and clean it.

Heard of Alka-Seltzer?

You can also use Alka-Seltzer to clean your diamond nose pin or any other ornament:

  • Draw a glass of water
  • Drop a tab of Alka-Seltzer in it
  • Then put the diamond in the fizzing mix
  • Watch it become bright again

Club soda mix

To make the diamonds sparkle like it's new, soak them overnight in a bottle of club soda. In the morning, the jewellery is going to sparkle again.

Polish your gold jewellery

If you have any gold jewellery with diamonds embedded in it, follow the instructions given below:

  • Use a paste made of baking soda
  • Dip the jewellery into the solution
  • Add a little vinegar
  • Rinse and pat off using a soft piece of cloth

Using denture tablets

Using denture tablets is another remedy for making diamonds shine.

  • Put one denture tablet a bottle of water
  • Put your jewellery into the solution
  • Let it stay there for a few minutes
  • To make it glow again, take it out and rinse.

Using toothpaste for a glossy texture

Toothpaste is a well-known cleaner for jewellery, irrespective of what it's made of.

  • Squeeze a little toothpaste on a comfortable toothbrush
  • Softly rinse the diamond jewellery with it.
  • Just as it happens with your teeth while you’re brushing, the diamonds will start sparkling
  • Rinse and use a towel to rub the water away

Make use of vodka!

Research says that vodka can clean every form of jewellery. Although this may sound shocking, this is the truth. For a few minutes, plunge your diamond necklace into a vodka shot and watch it sparkle again.

Handle carefully

Your diamond is already covered with oil from your skin along with cosmetics. Try holding it in your fingers as little as possible. When handling a lite weight diamond ring, for example, hold on to the band rather than the diamond. Always be gentle when handling diamonds. When done cleaning, rinse the diamond with water and wipe with a soft, lint-free cloth at all times. Do this as often as you can to take care of your diamond jewellery.

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Things to Avoid on your diamond jewellery

Be cautious when adding cream to your dry skin, as diamonds are vulnerable to discolouration by proximity to certain components. And if the impact is not lasting, the beautiful diamond pendant would be temporarily discoloured.

What’s worse is that you can eventually lose a stone from your beloved piece of jewellery and constant oil can loosen the prangs. To prevent such things from happening, make sure that you buy only legit and trustworthy diamond jewellery online.

Fragile settings should not be vigorously scrubbed. This is crucial when you are dealing with older prongs in vintage jewellery or a friction setting where the diamond is held in place by pressure from the shank.

Be careful when using a toothbrush to clean it. Also, be mindful about using chemicals. Although diamonds can withstand almost anything, chemicals such as chlorine might damage the metals used to alloy metals for diamond settings.

If you sense the prangs are loosening, you can have it repaired by your jeweller. Also, be cautious not to be rough on the stones while you are washing the jewellery at home. The easiest approach is to dip the jewels in water and soap solution overnight and clean the next day.

Clean softly with a soft cloth and brush away the trapped dirt. Before storing the jewellery, it is advised to cover it in soft tissue. Tissue paper retains moisture, thereby preventing any form of stone decolouration.

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