Diamonds and Gemstones are incredibly valuable and even though they are extremely durable it is important to take all precautions to ensure their quality. The guide from Hannoush Jewelers will give you the dos and don’ts when it comes to taking care of diamonds and other gemstone jewelry.
The Do’s & Don’ts of Diamond & Gemstone Care
Using proper care techniques will allow your diamond and gemstone jewelry to last a lifetime — whether it’s an engagement ring, necklace, or a pair of earrings.
Cleaning diamond or gemstone jewelry can be done at home with ease using a commercial jewelry cleaner or a homemade solution with mild dish soap, hot water, and a soft brush.
This will help clean around and under the settings to remove any dirt or other particles. A soft, damp cloth should be used to remove smudges left behind on a colored gemstone.
It is advisable to visit a jeweler, like Hannoush Jewelers annually to inspect the jewelry — including the setting, diamond, or gemstones.
And if you would prefer to leave the cleaning to the professionals, they can ensure the piece is handled with care.
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Avoid touching diamonds and gemstones with your fingers, as our hands contain dirt and oil that can smudge the diamond and lessen the sparkle.
The same effect can happen when using lotion on your hands. To avoid diminishing the sparkle, simply remove the jewelry before applying lotion.
Chlorine can diminish the sparkle of a diamond or gemstone in addition to damaging the metals found throughout the piece of jewelry — like the prongs or settings.
This damage can cause the setting to loosen and potentially lead to losing the precious stone.
If you are unsure about doing the cleaning yourself, ask our professionals about professionally cleaning or repairing the diamond or gemstone jewelry for you.