Marilyn Monroe once said, ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.’, and we can’t agree to it enough. Whether it’s a dainty diamond ring, elegant earrings bought from the best custom jeweler Seattle, a diamond-encrusted chain, or a little diamond pendant, we just love diamonds and can’t get enough of them.
But the only problem is that if not taken care of, diamonds tend to lose their sparkle. However, there are some easy tricks that can help you take care of your expensive diamond jewelry.
Here is how to care for diamond jewelry the right way.
Rub it daily
If you wear diamond regularly, you expose it to skin oils, lotions, and dirt. Over time, the diamond begins to look cloudy. The best and the easiest way to avoid it is by cleaning the diamond jewelry every day. Just rub it with a soft cloth to clean the smear of dirt and retain that enticing sparkle on it.
The ammonia and water trick
Take ammonia and cold water in equal amounts and soak your diamond jewelry in it for 30 minutes. Let it dry in the air. You can clean your diamond once or twice a week using this remedy. But, make sure you use it strictly with diamonds and not other stones.
Dishwashing liquid to your rescue
Take some warm water and mix dishwashing liquid in it. Clean with a toothbrush. Clean your diamond jewelry once a month using this hack.
The Baking soda trick
Not just diamond, you can use baking soda to clean every kind of jewelry.
Take a cup of hot water and mix one to two teaspoons of baking soda. Place your jewelry in this mixture for a few minutes. Rinse with normal water and pat dry it using a clean cloth.
Alternatively, use the paste of baking soda and water (1/4 cup baking soda and 2 tablespoon water) to clean the jewelry with a cloth or brush.
The glass jar hack
Take a cup of water, 2 drops of dishwasher soap, and a teaspoon of ammonia in a glass jar. Now, place the diamond jewelry in it for a few minutes, take it out, and clean with a soft brush. But, make sure you don’t keep the jewelry for long. 5 minutes are enough.
Buy a jewelry cleaner
Invest in a good quality jewelry cleaner. All you need to do is to soak your jewelry in the cleaner and viola, your diamonds will shine in their full glory.
You can buy it at any jewelry store.
The club soda trick
Take a glass of club soda and leave your jewelry in it overnight. The next morning you will find your diamonds sparkling.
It is one of the easiest and most effective tricks for cleaning diamond jewelry.
Don’t wear them to shower
Diamonds don’t need a shower, but most women commit this mistake. If you wear your jewelry to shower, the cosmetic build-up (shower gel, shampoo, soap) will snatch the natural shine of the diamond, making it look lifeless. Also, the strong chemicals present in the toiletries can make the diamond look dull.
Hence, steer clear from bathing wearing your diamond jewelry. Once you step out of your shower, dry yourself, apply all the lotions, oils, and cream, and then put on your jewelry.
Keep diamonds away from other jewelry
While storing your diamond jewelry, keep it in a fabric-lined case or a jewelry pouch. You can also keep it wrapped in soft tissue paper. Keeping diamonds along with other jewelry makes them susceptible to scratches.
Diamonds are eternal. To ensure they shine forever, use these hacks to keep them clean. If you notice scratches on them, reach out to a professional jeweler. Be gentle while handling them. Exercise caution when handling abrasive solutions. Do not wear them when doing tasks like gardening, cleaning, etc. And, make it a habit to check your jewelry at the end of each day.