Diamonds are the hardest substance on earth. They are uniquely resistant to damage by heat or scratching, and can be cut or polished only by another diamond – but an extremely hard blow to the girdle can cause a diamond to chip. By having your diamond set in a relatively protective setting, and remaining conscious of it on your finger, you can keep your diamond intact for a lifetime. Exposure during ordinary wear to perspiration and household chemicals, like chlorine and hairspray, can cause buildup that dulls the surface of a diamond. We suggest periodic cleaning to keep a diamond brilliant and refractive.
Cleaning your diamond jewellery
A mild soap and water solution with a few drops of household ammonia can be used to clean diamond jewellery at home. Leave the jewellery to soak, gentle scrubbing with a soft toothbrush should loose most dirt and gently increase the brilliance of the diamond, but be careful not to scratch the metal of your setting. Rinse the jewellery in warm water and dry with a soft cloth. Once a year, it is a good idea to have your diamond jewellery professionally cleaned and polished and have the security of the setting checked.
Storing your diamond jewellery
We recommend that all diamond jewellery is stored individually in soft cloth pouches when not being worn to prevent the diamond or diamonds from scratching or dulling other jewellery.