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How to look after & clean your jewellery

20 Nov 2018
Our advice on looking after and cleaning your jewellery

Yes, diamonds are forever, but it is important to look after them!

Here are some tips to make sure your diamond stays in perfect condition:

  • Do not wear your diamond if you are doing rough work. Diamonds are extremely durable; however a hard blow along the grain can chip them.
  • Do not keep diamonds jumbled together loosely in a box. Remember diamonds can scratch other diamonds.
  • Avoid your jewellery coming into contact with chlorine bleach (often used in housework). Although this will not harm the diamond itself, bleach can discolour or pit the mounting.
  • Diamonds can be dulled by skin oils, cosmetics, soap and cooking oils or grease. Regular cleaning once a month is the best way to keep them at their brilliant best.

Clean diamonds reflect light better and actually look bigger than dirty ones. So regular cleaning is the key to keeping your diamonds in sparkling condition.

There are various recommended ways of cleaning your diamond, we’ve outlined a few of these below.

Cleaning and looking after jewellery advice point 1

Professional Cleaning

This is the best option for keeping your diamond as clean as it can be. We recommend at least once a year having your diamond jewellery cleaned and checked by jewellery professionals to make sure there are no loose stones or any wear to the setting/claws.

Cleaning and looking after jewellery advice point 2

Liquid Detergent

It is possible to clean your diamond in the sink but please remember to make sure the plug is in! You can soak your diamond in warm, soapy water using a mild liquid detergent. Use a soft toothbrush to gently brush the diamond while it's in the water. Afterwards rinse under warm running water and pat dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Cleaning and looking after jewellery advice point 3

Ammonia & Water

Soak your jewellery in a solution of 1/2 cup of ammonia to 1 cup of warm water for approximately 15 minutes. Take out the jewellery and clean gently with a small soft brush. Finally, rinse with clean water and dry with tissue paper or lint-free cloth.  Note: Do not do this with jewellery containing pearls, it could dull or damage them.

Cleaning and looking after jewellery advice point 4

Jewellery Cleaner

You can use liquid jewellery cleaner as long as you carefully follow the instructions. Try to choose a brand name cleaner where possible.

Cleaning and looking after jewellery advice point 5

Social Media Reward

We are happy to offer your first clean and polish for free if you share imagery of your jewellery on Instagram using the hashtag #PurelyEngaged and tagging us @PurelyDiamonds

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