Diamond is the hardest natural substance on Earth. It can cut any kind of rock or metal, but only another diamond can cut a diamond. In fact, to burn a diamond, it must be heated to between 1290-1650 degrees Fahrenheit. Yet the oil deposited from the mere touch of a human finger can cause dirt to collect and make this nearly indestructible gemstone quickly lose its sparkling appeal.
So how can you keep your diamond looking its very best? Here are some tips on keeping your diamond sparkling.A) HANDLE YOUR DIAMOND SPARINGLY
Diamonds are natural magnets for grease, so they’re not easy to keep clean. When a diamond is handled, the oils from your fingers adhere to the diamond’s surface and affect its brilliance and fire.
B) CLEAN YOUR DIAMOND REGULARLY
A simple plan to keep your diamond jewelry looking beautiful is to soak it in a gentle degreasing solution, such as water with a few drops of mild dish soap, once or twice a week. After you remove the diamond from the cleaning solution, use a soft, clean toothbrush to remove any remaining dirt. The toothbrush should be new and reserved exclusively for cleaning your jewelry. Use it to clean hard-to-reach places like the back of the diamond, which tends to collect the most oil and dirt.
It’s easy to remember the moment that you got your ring and taking in every diamond and sparkle on it. It’s also easy for your ring to lose its sparkle. All it takes is forgetting to take your ring off before applying lotion and your ring is cloudy and covered in goop. Sometimes we get caught up in life and don’t make time for the little things like jewelry cleaning. It’s an easy chore that we sometimes forget to make time for.
Seven ways to make diamonds rings shine:
1) Alka-Seltzer. Drop your ring into a glass on Alka-Seltzer for just a few minutes and when you bring it out, it will sparkle like new.
2) Baking Soda. Get rid of tarnished silver by creating a paste with 1/4 cup baking soda and 2 tablespoons of water. Rub your ring with a damp sponge and polish dry. To clean gold, apply a little bit of baking soda to your jewelry, pour vinegar on it, and rise. Warning: Do not use on gemstones or pearls.
3) Beer. Get your shine on by using beer (not the dark stuff!) on your gold jewelry (excluding gem-stones). Next time you’re enjoying a cold one, rub some beer on a cloth and polish it on a piece of your gold bling!
4) Vinegar. Use vinegar on your tarnished silverware, bracelets, rings, and necklaces. Soak your jewelry for two to three hours in a cup of 1/2 cup of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Rinse your bling with cold water and get it perfectly dry.
5) Window cleaner. For an item that I’m sure you have at home, use window cleaner to add some bling to your ring. Spray your jewelry and use a toothbrush to get every hidden area that your fingers can’t scrub. *Warning: Avoid using window cleaner on opal or turquoise (all opaque stones) or coral or pearl (organic jems). You don’t need to discolor your beauties!
If DIY’s aren’t for you, consider these options:
6) Simple Shine. This product works on just about every kind of jewelry you can think of including “gold, palladium, platinum, sterling silver, stainless steel, titanium, diamonds, CZ, pearls, beads, porous stones, soft stones, enamel, treated gemstones and more!” This product is nontoxic and made in the USA.
7)Bling Brush. For cleaning your ring on-the-go consider the Bling Brush. It’s as simple as twisting the cap and polishing your bling. I love anything that I can easily put in my purse so consider me in love!
Doesn’t it feel good to know you can do one more thing at the comfort of your home instead of adding place to go to after a long day?
If you don’t trust your hands with your treasured jewelry, don’t forget to schedule the time to drop your jewels off at your local jewelry store for a quick clean and shine! After your ring is clean, enjoy a manicure to show off your engagement ring in your next various events.
Don’t forget! It’s important to take your jewelry to a professional twice a year for a deep clean and to make sure your prongs are tight to avoid losing any stones.
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