DIAMOND CARE GUIDE
Diamond Care Guide from the Experts at Rogers Jewelry Co.
Diamond rings are the epitome of luxury and elegance, and as pieces that carry not only great monetary value but immeasurable sentimental value, they deserve a little love and attention to keep them in good condition. Diamond jewelry is relatively easy to care for, as long as you take the proper steps. Learn the best ways and important tips about how to care for your diamond ring that will help it last for generations.
When Not To Wear Your Diamond Ring
Certain everyday activities can cause damage to diamond engagement rings, so it is important to take your ring off before engaging in them. Showering and swimming with your ring on heightens the risk of losing it. In addition, chlorine, saltwater, and the oils in shampoos and body washes can dull the surface of your diamonds and gold. Moisturizing, cleaning, and cooking can also introduce your ring to harmful materials like acids, and chemicals that can do damage to the stones, their settings, and the metal. Working out not only introduces harmful bacteria to the crevices of your ring, but repetitive and bouncing motions can loosen the settings, increasing the risk of losing stones.
How To Clean A Diamond Ring at Home
Cleaning your ring at home is a great way to help keep it sparkling. Soak your ring in a mixture of warm water and gentle dish soap for twenty minutes to loosen any residue. Next, take a soft-bristled brush, like a soft toothbrush, and lightly scrub away any remaining dirt. Follow up with rinsing it under warm water to make sure all the loosened debris washes away. When you are all finished, pat your ring dry with a soft cloth and polish the band if necessary – but be careful not to snag the cloth on the prongs which can cause damage to the settings.
What Not To Use When Cleaning Your Diamond Ring
It is important to use gentle soap and refrain from putting any harsh chemicals or cleaning agents on your ring. Even though diamonds are known for their strength, chemicals like chlorine, acetone, or bleach can dull the stone and break down the precious metals in the band. The same is true for abrasive agents like baking soda or even toothpaste. While they are great for cleaning things around the house, they can severely damage diamonds and gold, resulting in visible damage and loss of value. Be sure to stick with a soft-bristled brush when using at-home tools, as hard bristles or abrasive pads can scratch the surfaces of soft metals like gold.
How Often Should You Clean Your Ring?
Cleaning your ring weekly will help keep bacteria and dirt from building up. Regardless of how well you clean it, however, it is still important to get professional cleanings at least once or twice a year. This takes care of the nooks and crannies that you can’t get to safely and gives a professional a chance to check for any problems.
Professional Cleaning Services at Rogers Jewelry Co.
At Rogers Jewelry Co., we understand that your diamond ring is one of your most treasured possessions. That is why we take pride in offering professional jewelry cleaning services to help keep your jewelry in excellent condition. In addition to thorough, yet gentle, cleaning services, we offer an extensive list of repair services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for cleaning at one of our California and Nevada locations.