Diamond is the hardest substance found in nature. This implies that nothing found in nature can cut through a diamond. There are carbon deposits very deep down the earth. Diamonds form when these carbon deposits are subjected to high temperature and high pressure. These conditions are artificially created to produce a lab-grown diamond.
Even though diamond is the hardest material on earth, diamonds are not unbreakable. Diamonds are indeed very durable, but if you are not careful with your diamond jewelry, chipping can occur to the diamond. Dust and dirt can also accumulate on the surface of the diamond and the diamond may seem dull.
In this article, we explain how to maintain your diamond and keep its brilliance.
Avoid Touching The Diamond By Hand
Your hand has natural oils. When you touch your diamond with your finger, the oils stick to the diamond. Dust can easily stick to these oils and the dust restricts the light entering the diamond. Less light means less sparkle and brilliance.
Clean Your Diamonds Frequently
As mentioned earlier, diamonds are dirt magnets and this dirt accumulation can affect the brilliance of the diamond. It is better to clean your diamond regularly to remove all the dust that has accumulated on the surface of the diamond and other nooks and corners of the ring. Use a solution of mild dishwashing soap and water to clean the diamond. You can apply this solution to a soft toothbrush and use the brush to clean the diamond ring. Doing this procedure once or twice a week can keep your diamond ring like new for a long time.
Go Easy With The Brush
If you possess a fragile ring setting like a tension setting ring, you have to be gentle when using a toothbrush to clean the ring. After scrubbing with your toothbrush, you can rinse the ring using fresh water and then dry it with a microfiber cloth.
Use Ultrasonic Cleaners Carefully
Ultrasonic cleaners can be used to get rid of encrusted dirt on a diamond ring. The diamond ring is placed in a fluid in the ultrasonic cleaner. Then the fluid is vibrated using ultrasonic sound waves and this can effectively remove all the dirt from your diamond ring.
Before placing your ring in the ultrasonic cleaner, make sure that there are no loose stones on your ring. Refer to the diamond’s grading report and check whether your diamond is treated by fracture filling. If yes, avoid ultrasonic cleaning.