How to clean your diamond jewelry at home

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Here's how to clean your diamond engagement ring, necklaces, earrings and bracelets to keep them sparkly!

All precious things want to be cared for every once in a while. The daily use of hairspray, moisturiziers or other products can result in residue build-up on your ring (or other jewelry!) – and dampen its shine. Here's our guide to how to clean your diamond jewelry!

Why you should clean your diamond ring at home

It's important to have your ring professionally checked at the jeweler every once in a while: A professional will give your ring a thorough cleanse and check the prongs – meaning they'll make sure the diamonds still sit securely in place. Such a professional maintenance should be done roughly once a year. On top, you'll enjoy the unclouded sparkle of most if you clean your ring at home regularly.

Why that is necessary? Especially if you're wearing your diamond jewelry every day, tiny bits products like hair spray, moisturizer or hand soap may deposit on your ring. The consequence is a less shiny setting, and a not-so-sparkly diamond. To avoid this and keep your jewels as pretty as can be, giving it a quick cleanse can help!

How to clean your diamond ring in 5 steps

Cleaning your diamond jewelry is simple, fast and easy:

  1. Use dishwashing soap, shampoo or body wash as a cleanser.
  2. Soak the sparkler in solution of warm to hot water and your cleanser of choice for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Gently clean with a very soft toothbrush.
  4. Rinse with warm water (...but don't let it fall in the sink!)
  5. Pat dry with a soft polishing cloth (You'll receive a free one with your My Diamond Ring order)

Diamond ring cleaning: DOs and DON'Ts

DO

  • Take your ring off before applying cream or using hair spray.
  • Take your ring off when cooking to avoid oils and food getting stuck.
  • Cleanse and dry your ring gently.

DON'T

  • Don't "play" with your diamond. There's always a tiny bit of grease on fingers.
  • Never use aggressive household cleaners such as bleach, chlorine, or acetone: Such harsh chemicals may break down some of the base metals in your ring.
  • Never use abrasive products like toothpaste, baking soda, or any powdered cleaners: They can easily scratch metals.
  • Don't use ultrasonic jewelry cleansers for your diamond jewelry at home. Especially pavé stones might be loosened by the vibrations which, unlike a jeweler, you can't fix yourself.

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