How to Take Care of Jewellery
If you have purchased any stunning pieces, you will be interested in knowing how to treat it so that it has a prolonged life. Hand lotions, hair products, everyday grime can leave your diamond looking dull and lifeless. That is why it is important to regularly clean your diamond, so that materials do not accumulate underneath the diamond and to block it from looking its best. At Forever Diamonds, we can provide the service of cleaning and polishing your diamonds.
Caring for Diamond Jewellery
Your diamond jewellery is one of your most valuable possessions and with a little care and attention you can maintain the sparkle or brilliance of your diamond jewellery.
Powders, soaps, lotions and even the oil from your skin will create a film on diamonds. Keeping your jewellery looking brilliant requires only simple maintenance.
Simple maintenance will be rewarded with beautiful, long-lasting jewellery.
A clean diamond not only reflects light better, but looks bigger than one that's been dulled by skin oils, cosmetics, dust and dirt. Diamonds have an affinity for grease and should be cleaned regularly to keep them looking their brightest.
Don't let your jewellery come into direct contact with perfumes or bleach, It won't hurt your diamonds, but it can discolour gold settings and residue can build up on the diamonds
Cleaning Diamond Jewellery
Here are four ways we suggest you clean your diamonds:
- Detergent bath:
Prepare a small bowl of warm suds with any kind of mild liquid detergent. Brush the item of jewellery with a small soft brush creating lather. Place the piece on a wire strainer and rinse with warm water. Pat dry with a soft lint free cloth.
- Cold Water Soak:
Mix a small bowl of solution with 6 parts water to 1 part household ammonia. Soak the piece for several minutes, lift the piece out of the solution and tap gently around the piece with a small soft brush. Rinse the piece in the solution again and drain on a piece of tissue paper.
- Quick-Dip Method:
Purchase a brand name liquid jewellery cleaner, be careful to choose the cleaner which is best for your stones. Read the label carefully and follow the instructions. Be careful not to touch your clean diamonds with your fingers, handle the piece by its edges.
- The Ultrasonic Cleaner:
There are several types of these small machines available in the market. They will clean any piece of jewellery that can be soaked in a liquid within minutes. They are comprised of a metal cup, which you fill with water and detergent. When the machine is turned on, a high-frequency turbulence is created. Please read the machines instructions prior to use.
Storing Diamond Jewellery
Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man. With appropriate care, they can last forever. However, like anything else they can be scratched, chipped, smudged and soiled. When storing your diamond jewellery, place them in separate compartments of a jewellery box or wrap in tissues, as diamonds can scratch each other as well as your other jewellery.