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How to Take Care of Diamonds: a Full Guide

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When clothes get worn out, you don't need to think twice about getting new ones. When your handbag starts to look old and worn, you start looking for a new one. But jewelry is something completely different. Even diamonds can lose their shine over time, just like everything else. Even though diamonds are the hardest thing we know of, their edges can break. If you aren't careful, they might even fall out of the setting, which would turn an ornament into something you could use. But if you take care of your diamond necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings, they can look brand new for many years. We can help you find the right diamond jewelry, and we can also tell you how to take care of it. Here are some suggestions.

The question is: to touch or not to touch?

Yes, this is a question, because touching your diamonds less is better for them. Do you know that when you touch your diamonds, the oil on your skin gets transferred to the stone? This leaves a film on the stone that makes it look dirty over time. You don't want the shine to go away from your favorite diamond jewelry, do you? So, don't touch it occasionally.

You shouldn't wear diamond rings or bracelets when you use hairspray, creams, or lotions. This can make the diamonds look dull and change their color for a short time. It's important to know that diamonds don't absorb water, but oils and grease stick to them easily. This is true whether the diamond is cut or not.

Clean your diamond jewelry every so often.

The way light moves through a diamond makes it sparkle. But oil, sweat, and dirt can stop light from getting through. So, you can't expect your diamonds to shine like they should if you don't clean them often. It's easy to clean a diamond. All you need is warm water, a soft toothbrush, and a mild soap. Don't try to clean a diamond with toothpaste. Soak your diamonds for a few minutes in soapy water, and then use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean them gently. Clean not only the front of the diamond, but also the back, where dirt tends to gather. Then, you can use a soft, lint-free cloth to dry it. Before you start cleaning your diamond jewelry in the sink or wash basin, make sure the drain is stopped up. In an ideal world, diamonds should be cleaned every two weeks. Do not clean your diamonds with chemicals. This can wear down or even dissolve the metal prongs.

Touch them, but not too much.

Even though it's not easy to break a diamond, you can break the prongs that hold it in place. So, be careful with your diamond jewelry. Do not scrub them too hard or put too much force on them when you clean them. For the same reason, don't clean your diamonds with a hard toothbrush. Do not pull out a diamond that gets caught in your clothes. Gently pull it out of the cloth. You don't want to spend a whole day looking for a tiny diamond on the floor.

Diamonds weren't made to be worn all the time.

When it comes to diamonds, it's important to know when to wear them and when to keep them in your jewelry box. Even though diamonds can be worn every day, they are not the best choice for every event. For example, if you are going to the beach for a vacation, you should leave your diamond bracelets and earrings at home. In the case of diamond rings, this is especially true. Sand and salt can make your diamonds look dirty, and salty water can make your finger shrink, making it easy for a ring to fall off.

In the same way, if you are going to clean something with bleach or chlorine, take off your diamonds before you start. Pay attention to how your diamonds are set when deciding whether to keep them on or leave them at home. Micro pave stones are easy to break, so you shouldn't wear jewelry with them when doing anything active. You shouldn't also wear diamonds to the gym or when you work out.

Keep them in a safe place.

Diamonds need to be kept safe not only from being lost or stolen, but also from getting broken. When two diamonds rub against each other, they can scratch each other. In the same way, your diamonds may scratch and damage other jewelry if they touch it. Once a diamond is broken, it can never shine as brightly as it did before. So, the best way to store your jewelry is to keep each piece separate and not let them rub against each other. Buying a fabric-lined jewelry case with separate compartments for all your diamond jewelry is a good idea. You could also wrap each piece of diamond jewelry in something soft.

Diamonds need to be checked every so often.

Not only do you have to take care of the diamonds themselves, but also the metal settings that hold them in place. Check the prongs that hold your diamond and make sure they are all the same length. If one of them is shorter than the others, it's time to take your jewelry to a jeweller. A jeweler can also use an ultrasonic cleaner to make your diamonds shine. The dirt and grime that has built up on the diamonds and metal are cleaned with a fluid that vibrates. When it comes to rings with diamonds on them, make sure the ring fits well. If your ring isn't on tight, your diamond will get more worn down.

Diamond jewelry is beautiful and fun to wear forever, but it will only stay that way if you take extra care of it. With these tips, your diamonds will last forever and look as good as the day you bought them.

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