One way to make your diamond jewelry last for a long time is to keep it clean. Fortunately cleaning a piece of diamond jewelry is fairy easy and will only take a few minutes of your time. Here’s how:
First, soak your diamond jewelry in a warm solution of soap and water. Use a mild dishwashing liquid or other mild detergent.
After letting it soak for a while, take a soft bristled brush and use to gently remove dirt. Do not use a stiff bristled brush for cleaning as these can scratch the metal setting of your diamond jewelry. Also, do not scrub your jewelry too vigorously. Although diamonds are some of the hardest substances on earth, scrubbing to forcefully could loosen them from their setting. Run your jewelry under a jet off water to flush out the grime or build up.
After cleaning it with a soft brush, let it swirl around the solution for a bit and then rinse it thoroughly in warm water. Do not forget to use a strainer or to close the drain so you do not lose your jewelry.
Next, dry your diamond jewelry using a clean, lint-free cloth. Use a tooth pick to push out any remaining dirt from the stone.
If your diamond jewelry needs a stronger cleaning, soak it in a solution of half ammonia and half water for 30 minutes. After soaking, gently clean it using a soft brush. Once you’re done brushing it, swirl it around in the solution for a few times and then rinse it thoroughly. Pat dry using a lint-free cloth.
Some jewelers offer a cleaning solution or a jewelry cleaning kit. It includes the cleaning solution, drying and polishing cloths. Before you use it to clean your jewelry, read the product information and make sure that it is appropriate for cleaning diamonds and the kind of metal in your jewelry.