With so much time spent at home these days, you need to make sure your diamond jewelry stays sparkly and clean to brighten your day! Keep it shining like new and well cared for by cleaning it regularly. There are a variety of jewelry cleaning products on the market and Argo & Lehne sells the Hagerty line, but you probably have everything you need at home. Check out these tips on how to clean and avoid damaging your diamonds.
Cleaning Your Diamonds
To clean your diamonds, you’ll need the following supplies:
- Small bowl
- Warm water
- Mild dish detergent
- Soft bristled toothbrush/brush
Allow your diamond jewelry to soak in the soapy solution for a few minutes. Remove it and gently scrub with the toothbrush or soft bristle brush, concentrating on areas where dust and dirt can build up, especially behind the stone and around the prongs. Rinse and pat it dry with a soft, lint free cloth and your diamond will sparkle like new. It’s important to note that you should not scrub your jewelry near a sink with an open drain.
Maintaining Your Diamond’s Shine
There are several ways to avoid exposing your diamonds to harmful substances. Remember to remove your jewelry before applying hair products, perfume, makeup and before exercising. You also may want to remove it before working with your hands and exposing your precious diamonds to any unwanted substances.
It is a great idea to have specific spots in your home where, if needed, you can safely remove your diamond jewelry. Ring dishes, jewelry pouches, a specific drawer in your jewelry box – make sure you do not deviate from your ring’s designated safe place while doing dishes or getting ready for your day.
Your diamonds will stand the test of time if you continue caring for and cleaning them regularly.
For a frequently worn piece – an engagement ring, wedding band, anniversary ring, diamond studs, or diamond pendant – home cleaning is great, but it is important to have our jeweler clean it every six months to a year. At Argo & Lehne, we offer complimentary professional cleaning and inspection services. This way, we thoroughly clean your jewelry and make sure all the settings are secure, preventing the heartbreak of lost stones.