How To Clean Your Diamond Earrings at Home

A woman wearing a diamond earring

Spring is here and that means there’s no better time to pull out your jewellery box and give all your diamond jewellery, particularly your diamond earrings, a good thorough cleaning to get them looking their best.

Cleaning your diamond earrings is actually much easier than most people may think.  All you really need is a mild detergent and some warm water to start with.

  1. The diamond earrings can be placed in a small bowl or dish containing the warm water.  A few drops of mild detergent can then be added.  You should take care to select a detergent or soap with no added dyes or fragrances and these can potentially affect the surfaces of the diamond earrings.
  2. moving the diamond earrings around in the detergent and water mixture is usually enough to get rid of any surface residue that has built up on the diamond earrings over time.
  3. Once the diamond earrings have been cleaned, they should be rinsed thoroughly in more warm water until all traces of the detergent have been rinsed away.
  4. The diamond earrings can then be patted dry with a lint free cloth and should be full of sparkle again.

A bowl of soapy water

If the diamond earrings still show signs of residue are were extremely dirty to begin with, a soft jewellery brush or a child’s toothbrush can be used to gently brush away and surface build up.

These brushes can also be helpful at getting into the setting areas of the diamond earrings to break loose any debris that has become lodged in the diamond earrings.  Always make sure to brush the diamond earrings lightly as to avoid any surface scratching, which is why the softest brush possible should also be used.

Stronger chemical cleaners can be used for cleaning earrings but should always be used with caution.  Many cleaners are designed specifically for gold and diamond earrings, silver and diamond earrings, or platinum and diamond earrings.  Always double check the cleaner you are using and make sure to match it properly to the specific type of diamond earrings you wish to clean.  Always follow the instructions on the cleaner exactly, taking care to not leave diamond earrings in the cleaning solution for longer than stated.

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