Why, When and How should you clean your Diamond Jewellery?
Diamond is one of the hardest natural minerals in the world, but it still needs regular cleaning and some extra care to keep its shine.You must be conscious of the activities you perform while wearing your diamond. In fact, it is advisable to remove the diamond jewellery while doing any type of household chores that might expose it to a hard substance or a rough blow.
Why Should you get your Diamond Jewellery Cleaned?
From everyday wear, your diamond is exposed to dust, dirt, oil, makeup, perspiration and household chemicals like chlorine and bleach. These substances build up on a diamond over time, affecting its natural brilliance. Luckily, regular cleaning with specially formulated solutions can help maintain the shine of your setting.
When Should you clean your Diamond Jewellery?
For a diamond jewellery to sustain the dazzling appearance, it is a good idea to clean and service them regularly. To get rid of everyday abuse and oil buildup, you can clean it yourself at home once a week. In the long term, having your diamond professionally inspected and cleaned twice a year is a good idea. The jeweller will clean the diamond jewellery using a professional diamond grade cleaning solution to restore the radiance of your diamond.
How to Clean Diamond Jewellery at Home?
- Soak your diamond jewellery in a container with lukewarm water and washing liquid for about 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, gently clean the diamond with a soft bristle brush.
- Thoroughly wash the diamond in the running water.
- Wipe your diamond piece with a lint-free cloth or dry it by blowing a hairdryer.
How does a Professional Jeweller Clean a Diamond Piece?
Professional jewellers use ultrasonic cleaners to clean the wedding diamond jewellery. The high-frequency sound waves and chemicals create bubbles which get latched on to the dirt on the diamond and pull it away from the stone. Once the dirt has been removed, the jeweller places it under a high blast of steam to wash off the grime and dirt. This brings back the shine and brilliance of your diamond jewellery.
What Not to do?
As diamond is a natural mineral, house cleaners such as chlorine, bleach and acetone can break down the metals whereas abrasive products such as baking soda and toothpaste can scratch them. Therefore it is advised not to wear them when you are handling such harsh materials. However, it is recommended to use safe home cleaning methods in combination with regular professional cleanings to prolong its shine.
Call Diamond Story!
In case you don’t find time to clean your diamond ring, earring, diamond pendants or diamond necklace by yourself, let the jewellers of Diamond Story do it for you. We use safe cleaning solutions and methods, ensuring that your diamond piece looks just as new as the day you purchased it. To know about our diamond cleaning & servicing cost, you can give us a call on 03 9642 3649.