Even when diamonds and precious jewellery are tucked away, they need special care. Jewellery should be kept in a fabric-lined jewel case or a box with compartments or dividers.If placed in one box, each piece should be wrapped in tissue paper, because a diamond can scratch and damage another diamond. Though most women wear a diamond ring twenty-four hours a day, there are occasions when it should be removed. Do not wear a diamond ring while doing rough work. Although a diamond is durable, it can be chipped by a very hard blow.
Diamond rings should not come into contact with chlorine bleach, because it can pit and discolor the mounting. A jeweller should check the ring once a year for loose stones and the wear of the mounting. He can also clean the ring professionally.With proper care, diamonds can be enjoyed forever.
With very simple techniques you can keep your diamonds fire and brilliance as the first day you bought them.The key to a diamond's magic is its sparkle and fire.Lotions, soap and natural skin oils however can reduce the brilliance of a diamond by leaving a film on the surface. It only takes a few minutes to clean a diamond.
Here are 3 cleaning methods:
1) Detergent Bath
Place a mild liquid detergent in a small bowl of warm water. Then, brush the diamond with a small soft brush (a toothbrush will do) and rinse under running water.
2) Cold Water Soak
Soak the jewellery for 30 minutes in a 50/50 solution of cold water and household ammonia. Remove and gently tap the front and back of the mounting with a small, soft brush. Dip the jewellery in the solution again and drain on tissue paper
3) Quick Dip Method
Use any brand name liquid jewellery cleaner and follow instructions on label.