How to Take Care of Diamond Jewelry

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If you were asked to describe a diamond, you might use terms like “elegant” or “beautiful.”

But you could also go with “indestructible.” It seems like nothing can harm diamonds, which are hard enough to cut through rock or metal.

Diamond jewelry, however, is a different story. The oils from your finger can cause your pieces to lose their luster. In this blog post, our expert and graduate gemologist offer some tips on keeping your diamond jewelry looking its best.

1. Handle with care

As we said above, diamonds can naturally attract oil from your skin, making it difficult to keep them clean. When you handle a diamond, those oils transfer from your fingers to surface of the stone and diminish its brilliance. That’s why you should handle your diamond only when necessary.

2. Regular cleaning

Doylestown Gold exchange diamond buyers can keep your diamond jewelry looking its best by cleaning it once a week in a gentle degreasing solution (water with a few drops of a mild dish soap).

Be gentle. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean the jewelry. Again, the key word is gentle here. Using too much effort can harm fragile settings on the piece. Rinse your jewelry in water and dry it with a soft, lint-free cloth. (Make sure you close the drain when working over the sink.)

Avoid using harsh cleaners like bleach, household cleansers or toothpaste, as these can damage the metal used to create the setting for your diamond.

3. Have your stones secured

Assuming the stone was properly set, your diamond should be safely in place. But diamond rings can undergo a lot of wear and tear, so you may want to take your ring back to the jeweler every so often to ensure that the mounting is intact. It might cost a little extra, but that cost will pale next to the pain of accidentally losing your diamond.

4. Have your jewelry insured

Diamond jewelry is an investment, and just like your home or your car, you want to make sure it’s protected against theft or damage. Seek out an insurance company with expertise in protecting jewelry.

A few other tips for Doylestown diamond buyers:

  • Be careful about wearing thick creams and lotions, as these can cause a residue build-up on your ring, leaving it looking discolored or dirty.
  • If you know you’ll be carrying out a task that could damage your ring – cooking, gardening – take it off and keep it someplace safe.
  • Remove jewelry before swimming or bathing
  • If your ring has a warranty, stay on top of regular maintenance appointments. This can help you avoid damage or potential for trouble.

And if something has gone wrong with your diamond jewelry, Doylestown Gold Exchange is here to help. We’ve spent more than 15 years helping Doylestown diamond buyers make sure their pieces look their best. Our jewelry repair services include:

  • Ring sizing
  • Simple soldering
  • Supplying and setting loose stones

The conventional wisdom says that diamonds are forever. With our help, your diamond jewelry will last almost as long.