Care and Maintenance of Diamonds
Your diamond jewels will become some of your most prized and valuable possessions. To keep them in the best condition - and beautiful for generations to come - be sure to take proper care of them. Be sure to follow these tips to maintain their overall luster and value.
- Store your diamonds in safe jewelry pouches or a padded jewelry box. Diamonds can scratch other jewels and metals, so don't toss all of your belongings into the same container. Instead, take the time to carefully place them in soft compartments.
- Bring your diamonds to a professional jeweler at least once a year for cleaning. The jeweler will use professional cleaning products and also will examine your jewels to make sure that there are no loose settings or scratches. Doing this annually will help you preserve your diamonds for years to come.
- Refrain from wearing your diamonds casually. While there is no problem with wearing a diamond ring every day or making your diamond studs your favorite earrings, you should remove valuable jewelry when you go swimming or if you are doing manual labor. You don't want to stain or scratch your jewelry (remember that while it may be hard to scratch a diamond, it can be easy to ruin a setting). Chemicals such as shampoo or cleaning products also could harm jewelry, so pay attention to the products that come into contact with your jewels.