Jewelry

Caring for your Diamonds

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Ladies, this week I want to talk to you about something that is extremely important: caring for your diamonds. That’s right, now that you have that beautiful ring sitting strategically on your ring finger on your left hand, you need to learn about caring for it and getting that ring to sparkle and shine like a headlight on a freight train!

Your ring is special and your man took great care saving up and searching for the perfect stone to put on that very important finger. With that in mind, you want to make sure to keep it clean so that it will show off all the beauty and fire your diamond has.

Here is what you need to know to care for that beautiful diamond ring and all your other jewelry.Diamonds are the hardest stone on earth. They are used in many different industries including the jewelry industry. One of the only things that can cut a diamond is another diamond. A diamond can scratch every other gemstone in your jewelry collection and can cut through the prongs of a setting. This is the most important reason to take your ring into your jeweler. You want to make sure that the diamond does not become loose in its own setting. If that happens, it can cut through the metal holding it in place, it can scratch other stones in the setting or in your jewelry collection and you could possibly lose the diamond. Taking your jewelry in twice a year is a good way to prevent loss of a stone and scratches.

When cleaning and storing your jewelry, it is best to use warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush to clean your pieces. A soft cloth or a pulsed-water dental hygiene machine can also be used to clean your jewelry. The reason you don’t want to use the cleaners or a personal ultrasonic cleaner is because some stones are too porous, like pearls, and can be damaged with the ultrasonic machines and cleaning solutions. If a stone is treated for color or coated for protection, you shouldn’t use the cleaning solutions either.

If you are in doubt of what to use to clean your jewelry yourself, just stick with warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush. It’s easy to get your hands on and will keep your jewelry looking beautiful and full of sparkle.  Enjoy wearing your diamonds! Joy

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