Keep Your Diamonds Clean: Shine That Will Last

Diamond Rings - Keep Your Diamonds Clean: Shine That Will Last

There’s nothing more mesmerizing than having a diamond that’s dazzling and sparkly. Having a diamond whether it is an engagement ring or everyday wear jewelry there’s always a sentimental value to it and a diamond is probably one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry you’ve ever owned, so you’ll want to know how can you take care of it, and what ways are necessary in order to keep your diamonds clean. 

Most of the jewelry is relatively easy to clean as long as you know what you are doing and that’s why we’re here. Of course, you can always take your jewelry to professional cleaners and we have that at Bova Diamonds but it is also important to know how you can clean it yourself too. If we’ll talk about an Engagement ring, in particular, each of it is unique with many different stones, metals, and settings. Before you start cleaning your ring, make sure you know what kind of maintenance it needs. However, regardless of the method employed, the best approach to completely clean a diamond ring is to be careful and patient while doing so.

On the surface of the stone, oil, dirt, and cosmetic residue build up over time. Bacteria thrive in dirty rings, which may cause skin irritation, metal discoloration, and stone scratching. Knowing how to clean your engagement ring at home is essential for keeping it looking its best and clear of germs. It’s important to realize that home cleanings aren’t a substitute for expert maintenance. While you may easily remove surface buildup and restore shine at home, professional cleanings will securely remove the hard layers of deep, compacted filth and debris.

How to clean your diamond ring at home

Simple at-home cleaning will restore the luster of your ring if it has been tarnished by ordinary cosmetics such as hairspray, lotion, makeup, or perfume. “The easiest approach to clean diamond rings is to mix a solution with warm (nearly hot) water and dishwashing detergent, then soak your ring for 20 to 40 minutes, gently brush the stone with a very soft toothbrush, and rinse under warm running water,” if necessary, you can repeat the process 

Moisturizing products tend to leave a film on the ring, which is precisely what you want to avoid. When it comes to drying your ring, avoid using paper towels because they can scratch the metal. Instead, dry it with a soft cotton cloth or let it air dry.

Don’t use harmful solutions

When cleaning diamond jewelry, never use chlorine bleach or abrasives (such as household cleaners or toothpaste). Some of the metals used to alloy gold for diamond settings can be damaged by chemicals like chlorine, and abrasives can scratch gold and other metals.

Ultrasonic Cleaners are not recommended to use at home

Ultrasonic jewelry cleaners provide a gleaming finish by delivering vibrations through the water and cleaning solution in a couple of minutes. According to our experts, all of that intense action can cause stones to become loose or even fall out of the machine. 

Where to bring your ring for professional cleaning

Bova Diamonds offers professional cleaning to maintain the quality of your diamond and shine. It’s better to get your ring cleaned where you bought it since the jewelers will be the most experienced with your exact ring and how to care for it. Speak with the jeweler who will be providing the service while looking for a new place to take your ring for cleaning. You’ll want to look for someone with experience caring for jewelry similar to yours in materials, age (important for antiques), and structure, and with an understanding of the piece, you own. You can head over to our repair and maintenance to get your diamonds professionally clean and taken care of. 

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