Diamonds are the hardest natural substance known to man, but that is only one of the many properties that makes them special. They also reflect and refract light like no other gemstone, which creates the sparkle and brilliance that makes diamonds one of the most popular gemstones.
Another property of diamonds is the fact that they attract grease to their surface. This can prevent your beautiful stones from sparkling. Even the slightest amount of oil from your fingers can cause a diamond to lose its sparkle.
So how do you keep your diamonds clean, especially if they are in a piece of jewelry that you wear every day? By cleaning them, of course. Here are a few tips on keeping your diamonds sparkling.
Clean your diamond jewelry on a regular basis, once or twice a week by simply soaking them in a mild degreasing solution, warm water a few drops of dish washing liquid works well. After soaking your diamond jewelry, use a soft brush, even a soft toothbrush will work to gently remove any remaining dirt and oil. Be sure to clean the underside of your diamonds, dirt and oil can build up quite easily in hard to reach places.
After a good cleaning, be sure to rinse your diamond jewelry with water, but remember to close the drain if you are cleaning them over a sink. Next dry them with a soft dry cloth, lint free, if possible.
I have heard many people say to use toothpaste or strong cleaning agents on diamonds, but these types of cleansers may be too harsh or abrasive for the metal setting holding your diamonds.
And last but certainly not least, be sure to have your diamond jewelry professionally cleaned, polished and inspected every six months.
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