How can such an important project draw out many methods? Over the years, I’ve heard many means of putting the bling back to your diamond jewelry. A number of the methods were good, some were ineffective, and some could be damaging to your diamond jewelry. Now with the Internet, all of this “information” about cleaning diamond jewelry gets spread around faster and farther. I will give you the fastest, easiest, and safest way to completely clean diamond jewelry…. and this is based on many years of experience.
Three important elements are needed when cleaning diamond jewelry- heat, a cleanup agent, and some pressure. We are certain to get in to the “just how to” in a minute, but first a very important basic needs to be covered…. this can be a method for cleaning diamond jewelry only…. diamond rings, diamond earrings, etc. Rubies and Sapphires generally would also be OK…. but NO emeralds, opals, pearls, rhinestones, coral, shell, amber, ivory, costume jewelry, etc.
OK… let’s begin!
You will have to have a coffee cup or a dish filled up with some water. Place the cup or bowl in to the microwave and zap it for several minutes. Remove it from the microwave; it will soon be very (boiling) hot, so be please careful! Place a bit of dish detergent in with the water; the typical ratio is approximately 10 parts water to 1 part cleaner. You can experiment on the appropriate ratio or use a different form of household cleaner, however whatever cleaner you do use please see the ingredients to be sure that it does not contain bleach เครื่องประดับเพชร. Now, you have a container of very hot water, with a bit of cleaner/detergent in it, and you can carefully place your jewelry in to the hot solution…. again, please be mindful!
So you must let this sit for a bit…. Used to do actually find an additional cleaning diamond jewelry tip on the Internet that might come in nicely today! You will need a shot glass of Vodka, an 8 oz. glass, some ice, and some cranberry juice… mix all of them together, have a few sips, and just relax for 5 minutes while you are busy cleaning diamond jewelry in the home!
When the temperature of the cleaning solution has dropped low enough to be able to touch it (without saying a number of bad words!) it’s simple to start to use a soft toothbrush to dislodge some of the more stubborn build-up of dirt. Don’t scrub! Be gentle…. you should utilize the bristles of the toothbrush in more of a pushing motion to have the bristles over the sides and beneath the diamonds. Being too excited about cleaning your diamond jewelry might cause a prong or two to loosen and a diamond could drop out of it’s setting!
Next you would want to rinse off the soapy cleaning treatment for see how it looks. Don’t, repeat, DO NOT rinse your jewelry over an open drain, NEVER! If a diamond is becoming loose it will finish up having a one-way trip during your plumbing system. Instead have a much bigger bowl or container with clean water in it to be able to rinse away the soapy cleaning solution. Pat your diamond jewelry with a clean cloth and let dry.
You now have earned your “cleaning diamond jewelry” merit badge! This cleaning diamond jewelry system works especially well if you do it on a typical basis. You ought to head to your local jewelry store every 6 to 12 months to be able to have your diamond jewelry cleaned and inspected. This is especially a very important thing to accomplish in early November…. so you may be at your “blingiest” for christmas and while you are at the store it will give you to be able to update your wish list! This can be a fast, easy, and free process that many jewelry stores are happy to accomplish for you. Once this thorough cleaning has been performed at the jewelry store, a monthly cleaning of your diamond jewelry in the home will be a snap.
Bud Boland has been in the jewelry business for 40 years and has done sets from watchmaking, diamond setting, jewelry making, and has been a Gemologist for pretty much 35 years. He’s a Graduate Gemologist from GIA, which is also where he was an Instructor. He’s taught about diamonds to countless students from throughout the world.