First and foremost, if at any time you notice a loose stone setting or any other type of damage, take is to a trusted, professional jeweler.

This person can make a proper assessment of what needs to be done, and then can make the repair without further damaging your ring.

When you're not wearing your diamonds, be sure to store them in a fabric-lined case or in a box with dividers to prevent the diamonds from scratching other jewelry or other diamonds.

Avoid wearing your diamonds while doing housework, yard work or any other kind of rough work.

Even though a diamond is extremely durable, a hard enouch blow could chip it. 

Likewise, it can damage other items you are working with.

When doing household chores, never allow your jewelry to come into contact with chlorine bleach.

Cleaning Your Diamonds

Diamonds, like anything else, get smudged, soiled and dusty.

Lotions, powders, soaps–even the natural oils from your skin–will create a film on diamonds, which will reduce their brilliance.

In addition, chemicals in the air will oxidize or discolor the mountings.

Keeping your jewelry clean will maximize its brilliance.

Here are four options I recommend:


Detergent Bath:

Prepare a small bowl of warm suds using any mild household liquid detergent (be sure not to use any cleaners containing chlorine).

Brush the jewelry with a soft brush until you have created a lather around it.

With the jewelry on a plastic or metal strainer, rinse off with warm water (be sure not to clean your jewelry over the drain!)

Pat your jewelry dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.




Cold Water Soak:

Make a solution of 4 parts How to Clean a Diamond ringcold-water and 1 part very mild dishwashing detergent.

Soak the pieces for several minutes.

Lift out and tap gently around all sides of the mounting with a soft brush.

Rinse the pieces in the solution once more and drain on tissue paper.




Quick-Dip Method:

Buy one of the brand name liquid jewelry cleaners, choosing the one that is best for the kind of stones and metals in your jewelry.

Read the label carefully and follow the instructions.

Do not touch your clean diamonds with your fingers, as the oils from your hands will leave a film on the stone.




The Ultrasonic Cleaner:

There are many types of these small machines available to the public today.

They will clean any piece of jewelry that can be soaked in a liquid within a matter of minutes.

These machines often have a metal cup, which is filled with water and detergent.

When the machine is turned on, a high-frequency turbulence is created.



NOTE: Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and warnings before using these machines.