Care for your Diamonds
Diamond jewelry is very popular. Some pieces, such as diamond engagement and wedding rings, are often worn 24 hours a day. Even though you may wear your diamond jewelry around the clock, you should give thought to it’s care. Diamonds are durable, but they still require proper maintenance. Diamonds can get smudged, soiled and dusty. Lotions, powders, soaps, even natural skin oils, put a film on diamonds and cut down on their brilliance. It takes just a little care to keep them that way. Do not wear diamond jewelry, especially rings, when doing rough work. Even though diamond is one of the hardest materials in nature, a sharp, sudden blow can still chip it.
Chlorine can damage and discolor the mounting on your diamond jewelry. Keep your diamond away from chlorine bleach or other household chemicals. You should also remove your diamond jewelry before entering chlorinated pool or hot tubs.
Clean your diamonds regularly using a commerical jewelry cleaner, mix of ammonia and water, or a mild detergent. Dip the jewelry into the solution and use a soft brush to dislodge dust or dirt from under the setting.