Guide To Cleaning And Caring For Your Diamond Jewellery
Nothing compares to the allure of diamonds – their radiance is enough to make any woman’s heart skip a beat. But, as tough and as beautiful as they are, even diamonds can lose their sparkle over time.
Like everything else, diamonds require care and maintenance so they can keep sparkling and look brand new throughout the years. Here at Star Carat, not only do we help you find the perfect diamond jewellery for all occasions, we are also here to help you take good care of them. Whether it’s a diamond necklace, ring, or a pair of earrings, use these tips below to maintain their condition.
Clean your diamonds regularly
Of course, the best way to protect your diamonds is to clean them often. You may be wondering, how often is enough? Some jewellers say a visit every six months to the jewellery store would be enough, but you can gently clean your diamonds every fortnight on your own to keep them in tip-top shape.
It’s easy for dirt and oil to accumulate on your diamonds as you go about your day-to-day activities. If you wear your jewellery on you at all times, contact with body oils, dust from your environment, or even soap from your daily showers are all contaminants that may dull the shine of your beautiful diamond. Regular cleaning is therefore extremely important to protect the aesthetic integrity of your diamond jewellery.
Use the right cleaning tools
You don’t need special tools to clean these precious stones! A bowl, mild soap, warm water, and a soft-bristled toothbrush will suffice. Make sure the cleaner is safe to use on the diamond and ring metal to prevent erosion or damage. After soaking your diamond jewellery for a few minutes in soapy water, gently clean them with the toothbrush. Once you are done, rinse your diamonds with warm water to remove the residue and dry them with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Keep your diamonds safe out of harm’s way
When you are not wearing your beloved diamonds, it is best to keep them safe in the jewellery box they came in when you first purchased them. This will not only make it easier for you to find them, but you will also be able to protect them from any damage. Diamonds can rub against another diamond or other types of gems and cause scratches. If you wish to store all of your jewellery pieces together, invest in a fabric-lined jewellery case that comes with individual compartments for storage.
It’s also important to know when to wear them and when to store them away. Diamonds can be worn on a daily basis, but they are not ideally suited for all types of activities. For instance, if you are heading to the beach, sand and salt can dirty your diamonds. To add on, the way your diamonds are set matters too. Those with micro pave stones can be easily damaged during any kind of vigorous activities like exercising and household chores. Exposure to harsh chemicals and bumping them against hard surfaces would only make them lose their lustre.
Diamond jewellery is indeed beautiful to own and cherish forever, but they will only remain sparkly with extra care. Taking care of your diamonds should be made much easier with our above-mentioned tips for them to last a lifetime and look just as good as new.
At Star Carat, we are proud to offer affordable diamond engagement rings in Singapore made with lab grown diamonds. Not only do our diamonds belong in the Type IIA category that is reserved for the top 2% of the global production of diamonds, but they are also IGI-certified.
Whether it’s a celebratory gift for a special occasion or a trendy piece that’s a must-have for your jewellery box, we carry a wide range of diamond earrings, pendants and rings to suit your budget and style. Book an appointment with us today and let us help you shop for the ideal diamond jewellery – and we’ll also share how to care for them too!