Care for Diamond
Diamonds may be highly durable but not invincible. They too require care to ensure that your ‘best friend’ stays forever.
Most of the jewellery is made of Gold. Although it comes in various karats, but the procedure to clean it remains the same.
- Avoid contact with Chlorine bleach & other harsh chemicals.
- Always remove jewellery before bathing as a film may form on the stone causing its discolouration thus, making it look dull.
- Never wear Diamond jewellery during strenuous work as there lies a risk of chipping or losing it.
- Clean your Diamond jewellery regularly.
- Soak jewellery in a solution of Ammonia & water, or any mild liquid soap with luke warm water and scrub it gently with a soft bristled brush.
- With a soft cloth gently wipe away any dust particles or dirt settled under the Diamonds.
- Avoid touching the Diamond studded part of the jewellery while wearing it.
- Diamonds are the hardest gems in the world and can scratch or damage other jewellery if stored together, hence should be stored carefully in separate boxes / compartments.
- It is recommended to take your diamond jewellery to a jeweller at least once a year so that the settings can be checked.
Care of Gold Jewellery
- Remove Gold jewellery before showering, or during household chores, especially while using cleaning solutions that may contain harsh acids or abrasives. You can also wear rubber gloves to protect your jewellery.
- Remove your Gold jewellery and store in a safe place before any strenuous/heavy work or even before exercise, as Gold is very prone to scratches & dents.
- Remember to take off Gold jewellery before swimming. Also refrain from wearing Gold at the beach as sand can chafe it causing it to lose its sheen.
- Soak your Gold jewellery in a warm soapy solution & use a soft bristled brush to clean the crevices. Wipe clean with a soft cloth. White Vinegar also is a good cleaning agent.
- Nonabrasive toothpaste can be used as well. Using a soft cotton ball, gently apply tooth paste to the Gold jewellery piece and wipe clean with a moist warm towel.
- There are a number of Gold cleaning solutions available in the market, however take care to select only after reviewing with your jeweler to avoid any probable side effects.
- Always store Gold jewellery in a cushion lined box. Ensure that the fabric in the box is soft, like brushed cotton, satin or velvet.
- Do not keep too many jewellery pieces together in one box or pouch.
- A professional jeweler is best to take care of high value gold jewellery studded with precious and semi-precious stones. The jeweler will ensure that the jewellery is clean without causing any damage to the stones and ensure that its sheen is not lost.
Care of Coloured Stone Jewellery
- After use, wipe your precious gemstone jewellery thoroughly with a clean soft, slightly damp cloth. This will enhance the gemstone's luster.
- Store gemstone pieces individually in soft pouches.
- Do not expose gemstone pieces to salt water or harsh chemicals, such as Chlorine or detergents which may erode the finish & polish of gemstones.
- Do not subject gemstone jewellery to sudden temperature changes.
- If you have an active lifestyle, take extra precautions with some types of gemstone jewellery. Emeralds, for example, are brittle & should not be worn during household chores or other activities where the stone could be hit or damaged.
- Be extra careful with ultrasonic cleaners. Some gemstones are fragile and can be damaged by ultrasonic cleaners.
Care of Pearl Jewellery
- Keep pearls away from household chemicals like hair spray, makeup and perfumes which can make their luster dull and cause spots & blotches.
- Since Pearls are very soft choose those with thick nacre which are long lasting.
- The best way to maintain Pearl is to wear it often as the natural body oils keep them lustrous
- Always wipe Pearl jewellery with a soft cloth & keep them separate from other metals & gemstones as they may cause scratches or dents to it.