Ever wondered what exactly is up with diamonds? This informative article can give you an insight into many things you’ve wanted to know about diamonds.
Through your daily movements your diamonds will get soiled and smudged. When you are not wearing them, they collect dust. Soaps, lotions, and your natural skin oils can cause film and grime on diamonds and lower their brilliance.
Do you want to keep your diamond’s brilliance and shine? If so, keep in mind that diamonds require cleaning so that maximum amounts of light can refract fiery brilliance. Remember, all it takes is a few minutes and a bit of care to keep that diamond as fiery as the first day you saw it.
You should use an small soft brush such as an lipstick or eyebrow brush with soap and water to clean your jewelry. Simply make a bowl of warm sudsy water with a mild detergent and put your pieces in the mixture. Proceed to brush the diamonds with the soft bristles of the brush while they are in the suds.
You’ll need to make sure that you rinse them clear of the suds after cleaning them. A small kitchen strainer such as a tea strainer to contain them while rinsing under warm water is a good tool. Use a lint-free cloth or a jewelry polish cloth to pat them dry.
If you find yourself slightly confused by all you’ve read up to this point, don’t despair. Everything should be clear by the time you finish.
If your diamonds need a stronger cleansing, you can soak them for 30 minutes in a solution of half and half water and ammonia. Once they have soaked for 30 minutes, take them out and carefully brush the mountings with a small brush. Then put the pieces in the solution and swish them around in the mixture before you remove them to rinse and pat dry.
If you find that you are too busy to be mixing soaps and ammonias, many department stores sell liquid jewelry cleaners. Most are kits that include everything you will need. You should take time to read the labels to decide the one that is right for your diamonds and other jewelry. Read the complete directions and make sure you follow all the precautions.
And if you are more of the “high-tech” type, even when you’re cleaning diamonds, there are lots of ultrasonic cleansers on the market. These machines create a high-speed cleaning motion. Of course, all machines aren’t the same, so please read the instructions before using.
Only you can choose the cleaning method that is perfect for you. But, most ways should keep your jewelry clean, making it brilliant and sparkling. Between cleanings, try not to touch your clean diamonds all over with your fingers or handle your jewelry by its edges. This will help keep its shine and brilliance for a longer time.
Now you can be a expert on diamonds. Maybe not exactly an expert, but you should have something to talk about next time you join a discussion on diamonds.