Diamond jewelry is beautiful. However, over time and after frequent wear, they can lose their multifaceted shine. It is necessary to clean them, like other stones and gems, every time you notice dirt and plaque — the sooner, the better. Do not accumulate dirt, it will become a breeding ground for microbes!
The best idea is to give the products to a jeweler who will clean them professionally. However, this is not always possible. There are several effective and proven ways to clean diamonds at home, which we will talk about in this article.
How to clean a diamond: 7 ways
Despite the fact that diamonds are the hardest minerals in the world, they are not completely resistant to damage. In order for them to look flawless for many years, it is necessary to take care of them and regularly clean them with gentle means.
A solution of liquid soap is a tool that will help clean a diamond well, both in a ring and in a pendant or earrings.
Jewelry with diamonds should be placed in a glass with a solution of liquid soap and warm water. Then carefully brush with a soft toothbrush and rinse with running water and let dry completely on a towel or paper. Remember to close the sink drain before cleaning so that none of the paint gets into it.
Ammonia solution is another popular way to quickly clean diamond earrings. But in this case, you need to be careful. Although ammonia effectively restores the original shine of jewelry, its frequent use is undesirable. Prolonged soaking in ammonia can cause discoloration or damage to the metal of the piece, as well as clouding or discoloration of the gemstone. Wear protective gloves before using ammonia. In a solution of water and ammonia in a ratio of 6: 1, it is necessary to immerse both earrings with diamonds and a ring for 10 minutes, and then clean them with a soft toothbrush. After that, polish with a soft cotton or flannel cloth, let it dry completely.
Dish soap. Using this tool is one of the easiest ways to clean a diamond ring at home.
No matter what metal the ring is made of, you just need to soak it in very warm water with a drop of dishwashing liquid and leave it for 20–40 minutes. After that, gently wipe it with a soft cloth. Then rinse and let dry. But try not to immerse the stones completely, but carefully wipe the contaminated areas with a cloth soaked in water with a mild detergent. Do not use tools that can scratch the surface of the product.
Window cleaner hydrogen peroxide should be mixed in equal proportions, put a ring in them, leave for 10–15 minutes, wash them with a soft brush and rinse with running water.
Soda vinegar. This method of cleaning jewelry has been known for a long time. If you add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to half a glass of vinegar and immerse your jewelry in this mixture, after a few hours they will be as good as new. Rinse in cold water and enjoy their shine. A similar effect is achieved if you smear the ring with ketchup or mayonnaise, wait a few hours, wash the jewelry under running water and dry it.
Vodka or other type of alcohol. With the exception of colored spirits, which can stain stones and discolor jewelry. An hour after immersion, washing with water and drying, the jewelry will shine dazzlingly, as before.
A special liquid for cleaning jewelry, which is sold in stores and in jewelry repair shops. However, it is very important to pay attention to the warehouse when buying. The wrong cleaner is not a way to clean a diamond ring, but a way to damage it. Before use, you should carefully read the instructions. During such cleaning, it is important to hold the product by the edges so as not to contaminate it.
How to clean diamond earrings at home and not damage them
Not all products that are available in every home are suitable for cleaning diamond jewelry. Strong detergents, iodine, various types of bleaches containing chlorine can cause fading, destroy stones or contribute to the formation of stains on them.
Before cleaning a diamond ring at home, dilute it with water, mild soap or dishwashing gel.
Periodically wipe with a special flannel or velvet cloth. It is sold in any jewelry store.
To keep your jewelry as long as possible, always remove rings before washing your hands and earrings before bathing and sleeping. Avoid contact of jewelry with cosmetics for face and body care, perfumes. Always put them on after applying make-up and when the hairstyle is ready and the hair is fixed with hairspray.
Proper care of diamonds will help you enjoy their beautiful appearance for many years! Since there is never a lot of jewelry, you can always order fashionable new items in the catalog of our online store with fast delivery throughout Ukraine.