Diamonds are timeless and precious. That’s why most people invest in diamond jewelry. They make you look stunning and elegant at the same time. No matter what the occasion, what you are wearing, it goes well with everything.
However, it is also true that they can lose their shine with time.
Despite being one of the hardest substances, oil and dust can affect its shine. Therefore, it is essential that you take proper care of your jewelry to help maintain its sparkle.
That being said, here are some tips to help you out!
Keep Your Hands Clean When Touching Diamond
First of all, you must wash your hands properly to remove dirt and grease from your fingertips. The primary cause of stone getting dull is knowingly or unknowingly touching the piece.
For example, many people have the habit of playing with their rings. This habit results in the collection of dirt and grease over the ring, affecting the shine. Therefore, you must keep your hands, especially the tips of your fingers clean.
Clean It Regularly
To avoid collecting dirt and grease over the jewelry, you must clean it at least twice a week. For that, you can soak the jewelry in a degreasing solution for a few minutes. After removing the jewelry, use a clean and soft toothbrush to remove the dirt and rinse it with water. It will make your diamond jewelry look like it’s brand new.
Nonetheless, make sure to use a soft touch while cleaning your jewelry. Also, reserve the toothbrush for cleaning purposes only.
P.S. Don’t forget about hard-to-reach areas such as the back of the diamond.
Don’t Use Harmful Solutions.
Don’t try out the 2 minutes hack you see all over the internet to clean your jewelry. Most of these hacks include the use of chlorine bleach or household cleansers (rubbing alcohol, vinegar, ammonia, etc.) and even toothpaste. These products aren’t meant for cleaning jewelry. Instead, chlorine can damage the alloy and scratch the gold metal used for setting. So, you must not use these hacks.
Use Ultrasonic Cleaners Wisely
Sometimes it is essential to use ultrasonic cleaners to remove the dirt accumulated in hard-to-clean areas. However, these cleaners can shake loose stones. Therefore, you must use them wisely. In fact, it would be better if you take professional help for cleaning the jewelry, rather than doing it yourself.
Remove Your Jewelry For Safekeeping
Although most women prefer to keep wearing their engagement rings, it is recommended to remove them while you are doing stuff like:
- Washing dishes or clothes
- Baking (especially while kneading dough)
- Using power tools
Apart from these, you should also remove your ring or bracelet while putting on makeup. As makeup products can easily affect the shine of your accessories.
Also, diamonds are indeed very hard. Still, it is better not to knock it against any hard surfaces.
To Sum It All Up!
Diamond without its shine is like a tree without leaves. So, you must take all the preventive measures mentioned above to keep your jewelry sparkly. Nevertheless, make sure to handle them safely, using soft touch.