Jewelry Care Instructions
The simplest way to clean your diamond jewelry is to soak the pieces in warm water mixed with an ordinary de-greasing solution like Dawn dish soap. Avoid harsh chemicals like bleach or toothpaste, which can erode precious metals over time.
You can purchase an ultrasonic and or steam cleaner made for at-home use at many major online retailers. These cleaners are the home version of what the professionals use, and it is the at-home way to get your jewelry the cleanest it can be.
.Add your diamond jewelry to the reservoir while it is on. The ultrasonic waves will knock loose dirt and grime in all hard-to-reach areas. Please note that while natural diamond jewelry will not be damaged in these machines, other gemstones may be heat sensitive. Please consult a jeweler if you are not sure.
To protect your diamonds and give you peace of mind, you can also have them insured against theft, damage or loss. Most insurance companies offer separate insurance policies or additions to current insurance for natural diamond jewelry. Please note that you will need to submit appraisals for each piece in order to be covered.
General Fine Jewelry Care
- Avoid thick lotions and creams that can result in residue build-up.
- Avoid wearing your rings/jewelry when you indulge in any labor-intensive activities such as sports, gardening or swimming. This will help prevent unnecessary wear and tear on prongs, links, clasps etc.
- It is best to remove your jewelry while cooking, as food and other oils can also cause buildup.
- Perfume, sunscreen, hairspray, detergents and bleach used in everyday life contain harsh abrasive solutions that can erode or dull the metal in your jewelry. Although they will not hurt gemstones/diamonds, it is important to also keep the metal intact, so your stones stay in place.
- We highly recommend that you take your diamond jewelry to a reputable jeweler for periodic professional cleaning once every six months to a year to ensure all is well. The jeweler can examine the setting and check your jewelry for any weakness, trauma, or loose prongs. When you catch these issues early, they can be fixed before anything major occurs.
- If you have white gold jewelry, you will want to have it dipped in rhodium every year or two to keep the white color. Otherwise, the piece will eventually become yellow from general wear and tear.
- Make sure you store your jewelry box in a cool, dry and secure place, ad moisture in the air could tarnish some metals.
- Sunlight- Just like the sun damages skin, heat and light can damage certain gemstones. Too much sunlight can fade or damage amethyst and topaz. Pearls can bleach and peel if exposed to too much sun. And certain other gems, like opal, can darken if exposed to too much light. To remove any doubt, store jewelry in a dark pouch or jewelry case.
- Chemicals-Exposure to common everyday household chemicals, like ammonia or bleach, can damage both metals and gemstones. Even chemicals that are worn on the body – like hairspray, perfumes and lotions – can affect metals and dull gemstones. To keep your jewelry looking new, it's best to put on any perfumes, lotions or hairspray BEFORE putting on jewelry. And it's always wise to remove fine jewelry before swimming or using any type of household cleaners.