The ANS Jewelry Guide on how to care for your diamonds
Diamonds, while being one of the hardest substances known to man, also need to be treasured and cared for, to sustain their sheen and sparkle. Read on to know the tips we have curated for you to ensure that your diamonds keep shining for a lifetime.
Protecting your jewellery
While diamonds are renowned for their solidity, they tend to lose their sheen over a period of time, especially when they encounter abrasive chemicals. Wearing perfume, applying sunscreen, washing up, or simply using hairspray, can all lead to dulling or eroding the lustre of diamonds. It’s best to use protective clothing to cover up your jewellery while doing these things or remove them altogether.
Handling your jewellery
While handling your jewellery embellished with diamonds, always remember to grip the gold or other metal the stones are set into. Never use the diamond or the prongs/setting in which the diamonds are seated to get a grip, especially in the case of finger rings. This will help to keep the diamond secure in its setting as well as preventing natural oils from your hands building up around the stone.
Cleaning your jewellery
The basic way to clean your jewellery would be to soak your diamonds in hot soapy water and gently brush it with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Alternatively, use a solution of one-part ammonia to six-parts water, rinsing well to renew the brightness. Shop-bought non-abrasive jewellery cleaners are also a viable option, and after cleaning, rub gently with a soft cloth to accentuate your diamond’s shine. Lastly, we recommend that you take your diamond to an authorized jeweller for professional cleaning once every six months.
Storing your jewellery
While little risk to itself, diamonds, due to their intrinsic toughness, might just cause damage to other jewels if stored along with them. Storing your jewellery in velvet in-lined boxes or soft cloth pouches will do the trick, and always remember to store them in a cool, dry place. Also, ensure your jewellery is insured rightly, and there are many policies that offer many benefits over other types of coverage.
Diamonds are meant to last lifetimes, and often, they are purchased or gifted with great sentimental value. So, follow the above-mentioned tips to ensure you look dazzling every time you wear your diamond jewellery!