While diamonds are the hardest substance known to man, they are not indestructible, It is important for you to take good care of your diamond – and it is easy to do so. Taking good care of your diamond prevents damage such as scratches and chipped corners.
Tips for Dailycare
Avoid collision and abrasion:
Even though diamonds are less susceptible to damage than more delicate gemstones, it is ideal to avoid collision with hard surfaces and abrasion. Handle diamond carefully to avoid chips or loss in shine. One should also check regularly if the diamond is firmly mounted so any loosening can be dealt with swiftly.
Avoid high temperatures and contact with chemicals
Many women wear diamond engagement rings throughout everyday life without giving their jewellery much consideration. Common chemicals used around the house, such as hairspray and furniture polish, have the potential to cause lasting damage to your engagement ring. Chlorine is a definite no-no and you should not only remove diamond engagement rings before you use bleach, or hairdye but ensure you wear protective gloves and wash your hands thoroughly before you put your ring back on your finger to protect your hands and jewellery to keep them looking spick and spa
Storing Your Diamond Jewelry
Because of their hardness, diamonds can scratch other diamonds, gemstones and jewelry metals. This is one of the most common ways jewelry is damaged. For this reason, store all jewelry, especially diamond jewelry, in individual soft cloth pouches when not being worn.
Cleaning Jewellery at Home
As with in-store cleaning, the best tools for cleaning most jewelry are a soft toothbrush and warm, soapy water; a pulsed-water dental hygiene machine; and a soft, lint-free cloth
Basic jewellery cleaning tools: toothbrush, soapy water and lint-free cloth.
Chlorine bleach, a common household liquid, can pit gold alloys, as can prolonged exposure to chlorinated water. Clients who swim a lot in chlorinated pools should be aware of this. If an alloy becomes pitted, it weakens, making gemstone loss possible.
Prolonged exposure to chlorinated water weakens a ring’s alloy.