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No matter how stunning your diamond piece of jewelry was on the first day continual wear will allow sediment to build up in the tiny cracks of the setting and dust
to settle on the stone , dimming its luster . Even though some diamond jewelry,
especially those made of white gold, will need occasional professional
maintenance, regular everyday cleaning of diamond jewelry is easy
enough to do at home. Here are some uncomplicated tips that will keep
your antique vintage estate fine jewelry in perfect shape :
1. Keep diamond jewelry in aspecial place that is lined with soft cloth, consider giving each item its own place so it doesn’t knock against another piece and get damaged . If you don’t have
a proper jewelry box or are traveling, wrap each piece of diamond jewelry in a soft material or tissue before storing it.
2. Never use harsh household cleaners or soaps while wearing your ring. Chlorine can actually cause gold jewelry to crack, while prolonged exposure to any harsh cleansers will wear your jewelry down.
Always remove jewelry, including rings, before showering or washing
3. Never sleep with diamond jewelry on. Besides the accidental pressure you may put on the jewelry while sleeping, earrings and rings can slip off and get lost while you sleep. The
delicate chain of a diamond necklace can get torn or tangled.
4. If you do wear diamond jewelry on a hot day or when working out, rinse it afterwards with lukewarm water. Rub gently with a soft-bristled brush to remove sweat and dust particles.
5. When your diamond ring or necklace is looking dirty , you can use a dash of dishwashing liquid and warm water and a soft-bristled brush (like a soft toothbrush) to
loosen the dirt from the settings and cracks. Allow the ring to sit in
the warm water for 20-30 minutes. Although some people recommend
household cleaners like vinegar or baking soda, these harsh agents can
damage your diamond jewelry over time. As a last resort, use a splash of rubbing alcohol diluted in lukewarm water to clean your diamonds.