Easy Tips to Make Your Diamond Jewelry Last
When investing in a piece of high end jewelry, it’s important to know that it requires a certain sense of responsibly. Although diamonds are the hardest substance on earth, they are not in fact indestructible. With this being said, there are dangers when it comes to being negligent with jewelry care. The last thing any jewelry owner wants to see is their precious stones go to waste so it’s crucial to up keep the elegance of your diamond jewelry.
There are a few basics that you should know about cleaning your diamonds. First, you should not aim to wear your jewelry every single day, all day, without any breaks. Like anything we put on our body, eventually it will gather residue from our skin and sweat. And because of it, diamonds should be washed regularly. Whether it be with household window cleaner or basic glass cleaner, it should at least be ammonia-based and be done one to two times a week. Leave it in the solution for a night and afterwards brush off the liquid and loosened dirt gently and let dry.
Another important point to remember is to handle the diamond very sparingly. This means that when it is not being worn, don’t be too hands-y with it. The oil and dirt from human skin can actually alter the piece’s cleanliness and structure. An additional pointer to remember when handling your diamond jewelry after use, is to make sure it has its own designated case, box, or small bag separate from the rest; this not only prevents unwanted scratches or annoying knots and tangles, but to also keep track and make sure it doesn’t get lost. Never leave the pieces by the rim of the sink. Jewelry is small, light, and susceptible to movement and slippery surfaces; it can easily be lost forever this way.
One thing to avoid when working towards taking proper care of your diamonds is any solution that is too harsh and could potentially corrode away the metals. Chlorine and abrasive solutions can also loosen the prongs, disrupt the structure of the metal completely, and discolor the mounting. Another tip for less wear and tear is not to wear the pieces when doing something that requires strenuous use of the hands like going to the gym, cleaning or doing yard work etc. Following these simple care tips will get your precious diamond jewelry sparkling forever.
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