Diamond Care

Diamonds are known for their durability and resistance to scratching, but they are not impossible to damage.
Read on to discover the best way to take care of your brilliant gem so it can last you a lifetime.


Diamond Care

care for a diamond ring

Diamonds are reputed for their durability and resistance to scratching but can be damaged if not well cared for. Diamonds can be scratched by other diamonds, chipped if struck, or lost if the setting becomes loose.Protect your diamond jewelry by wearing it with care and storing each piece in its own padded box or cloth bag.It is best to remove your jewelry when bathing, cleaning, or applying lotions. Chemicals (even sweat) can have an adverse effect on precious metals. To prevent buildup and keep your jewelry brilliant, gently wipe it using a lint-free cloth.


How to clean a diamond ring

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To clean your diamond ring and maintain that sparkle, soak it for a few minutes in a mixture of warm water and mild dish soap or using a ready-made special cleaning solution for precious gems. Then you may use a diamond cleaning brush to gently clean the surface. A soft cloth can be used to gently rub the metal. Note that for pave and basket settings, prolonged soaking can increase the chance of gems becoming loose. If dirt is lodged in the setting, it can be carefully removed with a toothpick.

Remember: Your diamond may be scratch-resistant, but the metal is not. Having your jewelry and engagement ring periodically cleaned and examined by a professional jeweler will help ensure it remains in good condition over time.


Jewelry Insurance

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Insuring your precious jewelry items such as your engagement ring is the best way to protect your investment from unforeseen events, specifically theft or loss.

If you decide to insure your jewelry, the first step is to check what coverage is provided by your home insurance. It will likely be less than the value of your piece. Another option is to insure with a specialist diamond insurance company.

Many insurance companies offer insurance specifically for jewelry such as ring insurance, so it is wise to shop around and compare policies.

Some points to consider:

  • What is the deductible?
  • Are you covered for the full cost of the piece?
  • Is the policy for a replacement piece or a cash payout?
  • What type of appraisal is required and how often?
  • Does the policy cover damage? Loss or theft abroad?

Frequently Asked Questions

No need to use professional jewelry cleaners. Cleaning using water with a few drops of mild dish soap, once or twice a week will leave your diamond sparkling! Use a soft, clean toothbrush to remove any remaining dirt after you have washed it then a soft cloth to polish it dry.
Yes you can use it to clean your diamond ring but avoid using it to clean gemstones and gold as it can damage them and even worse because of its abrasiveness, can dissolve pearls.
Cleaning jewelry at home is easy! Make your own cleaning solution with a basic mix of warm water and mild dish soap.
It’s not a good idea to use toothpaste to clean diamond rings as it can damage the setting.
Cleaning using a solution of water with a few drops of mild soap, once or twice a week will keep your diamond ring in tip-top condition.
Cleaning using a solution of water with a few drops of mild soap, once or twice a week will keep your diamond ring in tip-top condition.
The best method to clean your diamond jewelry using a solution of warm water with a few drops of mild soap, soaking them in it for a little while, rinsing then polishing with a lint-free cloth. If there’s a lot of grime build-up, you can use a soft toothbrush to gently rub over the piece in the liquid solution. Do this once or twice a week.
A professional jeweler may use ultrasonic machines that use high-frequency sound waves combined with chemicals to remove dirt and grime as part of their diamond cleaning service.
The best homemade cleaner is a simple solution of warm water with a few drops of mild soap. You may use a soft toothbrush to gently remove any excess grim then dry it with a soft cloth. Do this once or twice a week to keep your engagement ring gleaming.
Windex can remove the day to day built up of dirt. Use a soft toothbrush to clean it. If your item is NOT  platinum, gold or silver, and has stones other than diamonds, then it is not recommended that you use Windex.
Being exposed to high temperatures and being hit by something at high impact can damage the surface of a diamond.
There are several commercial products on the market you can purchase from liquid cleaners to steaming to wipes. There are special ring cleaner kits and you can even purchase your own ultrasonic jewelry cleaning machine for cleaning like a professional jeweler.
No, you can use alcohol to clean jewelry diamonds. Submerge your piece into the alcohol and soak it for several hours. After that use a soft cotton cloth to remove any grime then rinse lightly in water, allowing to air dry. Then as a final step, buff using a microfiber cloth get gem sparkling.
Cleaning your diamond engagement ring is easy using a solution of water with a few drops of mild soap, once or twice a week. You may use a soft toothbrush to gently remove any excess grim then dry it with a soft cloth. It will keep your engagement ring dazzling.
The best way to keep a diamond ring shiny is to clean it regularly with warm water, a bar of mild soap and a soft-bristle brush.