We all know that jewelry isn’t cheap. In fact, it’s one of the most expensive material things in this world. That is why a lot of people like me invest in jewelry because I am fully aware that over time the value of jewelry will exponentially increase. Since jewelry can be expensive it is only right that we know how to take care of it. To ensure that my jewelry will last for a long time and still look brand new I give it an ample care. This means that I don’t only use my common sense and caution when wearing my jewelry, I also need to ensure that it is regularly cleaned, properly stored, aptly repaired and packaged in the right way.
Cleaning my own jewelry is good but I also seek a professional to clean my jewelry. This ensures that my jewelry will look its best. Once a year is enough to have a trained professional clean my jewelry items. This also allows the professional cleaner to detect any signs of damage or wear before it gets worse. But between once a year professional cleanings, there are also other things that I can do as a wearer to clean the jewelry.
When cleaning for diamonds, I use a non-metallic brush and make sure that the bristles are the soft kind. I also need a water and ammonia solution. With my brush and with my ammonia and water solution I gently scrub off the grime especially around the settings or prongs because these are the areas where I’ll commonly find grime buildup. Even if the diamond looks clean and sparkly some have a thin coating of skin oil atop it. I’ll notice that my diamond has the potential to sparkle and shine better after I’ve cleaned it with my cloth and solution. One good piece of advice I can give you is to avoid touching your diamond after it is cleaned. Continue reading