diamonds are durable, but they still require proper maintenance. they
can get smudged and dusty. all oils - including natural skin oil and cosmetics
- leave a thin film on the surface of diamonds. this cuts down their brilliance
by reducing the amount of light can enter the stone and return in a fiery
brilliance. so avoid contact with perfumes, cosmetics and household chemicals.
the basic jewelry storage rules apply to diamond jewelry as well.
store your diamond jewelry in a fabric-lined jewel case or in a box
with compartments or dividers. diamond jewelry may scratch other pieces
if kept mixed together. store pieces individually wrapped in a soft cloth
like felt. loose diamonds should be stored in cases or jewelry pouches
specially made for the purpose.
do not wear diamond jewelry, especially rings, when doing rough work.
diamonds can be chipped by a sharp blow.
ypu can clean your diamonds regularly using a mix of ammonia and water,
or a mild detergent. immerse the jewelry into the solution and use a
soft brush or a soft baby tooth brush to dislodge dust or dirt from under
the setting. avoid touching your clean diamonds with your fingers.
chlorine can damage and discolor the mounting on your diamond jewelry
so avoid contact with chlorine bleach or other household chemicals and
remove your jewelry before entering a chlorinated swimming pool.