Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Correct Way to Clean Diamond Rings

The Safe Way to Clean Your Diamonds!
How to clean your diamond


Does Your Diamond Sparkle?
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Things you should do;
If you notice the stone settings appears to be loose or any noticeable damages to your jewelry, do not continue to wear the jewelry. If you shake any jewelry item and you hear something loose or you notice one prong is not symmetrical with the others, you should stop wearing the item and take it to a trusted, professional jeweler who can make an assessment and repair the jewelry.
We strongly recommend that you have a jeweler check the setting in your diamond ring, stud earrings or solitaire pendants at least once every 2 years. It’s a great opportunity to have it cleaned professionally.
When you’re not wearing your diamonds, be sure to store them in a fabric-lined case or in a box with dividers to prevent the diamonds from scratching other jewelry or other diamonds.

Diamond Don’ts:
Avoid wearing your diamonds while doing any type of housework, yard work or any other kind of rough work. Even though a diamond is extremely durable, it is possible to chip a diamond corner. Princess cuts are the most likely to chip as the edges can fracture. If you do bang your diamond, we recommend you have it check to ensure it did not come loose or is damaged.
When doing household chores, never allow your jewelry to come into contact with chlorine bleach.

DiamondWave - How to Clean Your Diamonds
Diamonds, like all glass surfaces, get smudged, soiled and dusty. The use of lotions, powders, soaps, and even the natural oils from your skin–will create a film on diamonds which will reduce their brilliance. Some chemicals in the air will also oxidize or discolor the mountings. Keeping your jewelry clean will maximize the brilliance of your diamond.

Four ways DiamondWave suggests you clean your diamonds:
Detergent Bath: Prepare a small bowl of warm suds using any mild household liquid detergent (be sure not to use any cleaners containing chlorine). Brush the jewelry with a soft brush (toothbrush works great) until you have created a lather around it. With the jewelry on a plastic or metal strainer, rinse off with warm water (be sure not to clean your jewelry over the drain!) Pat your jewelry dry with a soft, lint-free cloth or just let air dry in a safe secure place.

Cold Water Soak: Make a solution of 4 parts cold-water and 1 part very mild dish-washing detergent. Soak the pieces for several minutes. Lift out and tap gently around all sides of the mounting with a soft brush. Rinse the pieces in the solution once more and drain on tissue paper.

Quick-Dip Method: Buy one of the brand name liquid jewelry cleaners, choosing the one that is best for the kind of stones and metals in your jewelry. Read the label carefully and follow the instructions. Do not touch your clean diamonds with your fingers, as the oils from your hands will leave a film on the stone.

The Ultrasonic Cleaner: There are many types of these small machines available to the public today. They will clean any piece of jewelry that can be soaked in a liquid within a matter of minutes. These machines often have a metal cup, which is filled with water and detergent. When the machine is turned on, high-frequency turbulence is created.

NOTE: Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings before using these machines and detergent. When the machine is turned on, high-frequency turbulence is created.

Traveling with Diamonds:
Packing your precious diamond jewelry for traveling should be done with utmost care. There are many types of jewelry carrying cases that are specifically designed for jewelry travel, available in all price ranges, sizes, shapes and patterns. Most have velvet pads inside to attach pins and earrings, with special compartments for bracelets and necklaces. 

Don’t ever leave your jewelry on the rim of a sink when you remove it to wash your hands. It can very easily slip down the drain.

When you’re away from home, don’t take off your jewelry in a public place–you may accidentally forget it and lose it forever.

Never put your jewelry in a suitcase that is being checked, you are giving someone the chance to remove it without your knowledge.

DiamondWave - YOUR ONLINE JEWELRY SPECIALIST

Each Diamondwave purchase comes with a full 45 day return policy and you can trade up your certified diamonds for 10 years. Best of all, you could always call a diamond specialist toll free with any questions. Our toll free number is 866-978-7801

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