The jewels, like any object of personal use, need a maintenance to stay bright. We wash clothes, shine shoes, brush coats … In this post we explain you how to clean diamond jewels, what tricks are true and which are false. Attention; today we refear only about gold jewelry with diamonds. The systems shown here are not valid for pearls, emeralds or other fragile stones.
A few days ago a woman telephoned explaining us that she had burned her jewels, and she ask us what she could do to leave them well again. I didn’t know how it could happen, but Oriol made it clear: Long time ago people used to boil the jewels to clean them, and as for it they used the smallest dipper at home, the water evaporates so fast and what just happens is that they make a stir-fry of burned detergent with gold pieces >.< What a mess!
HOW TO CLEAN DIAMOND JEWELS CORRECTLY with dishwasher soap.
- Bar of dish washing machine soap. Or the same detergent in powder.
- Rubber gloves for hands
- Used toothbrush (or new, according to budget 😉 )
- Paper towels
Fill the bowl with hot tap water ( at a temperature that you can put your hand in it without burning) and dissolve a little piece of dishwasher soap.
Diamonds attract fat, and therefore immediately lose its shine. If you wear rings, take them off before washing your hands with normal soap or putting body lotion as these products have oils that protect the skin and will dirt the diamonds.
Wearing the gloves to protect your hands, put your jewelry soak and brush scraping one to one the dirt. Especially remember to brush under the diamond (most mounts have holes below the brilliant crimp to clean and reflect the light correctly).
Once you have cleaned your jewelry, rinse with clean water and dry it with kitchen paper. You have your treasures ready to show off!
HOW TO CLEAN DIAMOND JEWELS CORRECTLY with alcohol
- Disinfecting alcohol (do not use methyl alcohol, is toxic)
- Paper towels
This method serves only to give a quick clean to diamonds, not replaces the previous method of cleaning jewelry in depth. Simply wet a little role in alcohol and pass it over the surface of the diamond. Do not rub hard as the paper could be attached between the gold and stones.
These tricks are used to remove dirt from everyday of your jewelry, but if they have been beaten or are scratched, we recommend you going to the jewelry workshop for maintenance (polish, rodhium …)
HOW NOT TO CLEAN JEWELS WITH DIAMONDS
- Toothpaste; will not harm diamonds, but harm metals.
- Boil jewels; will not clean them, instead they can be damaged by hitting because of boiling, and there is a risk of burning them.
- Hand soap or body soap. Because of their oils will dirty the jewelry.
- Bleach, chlorine ; dangerous and unnecessary products.
We hope these tips will be useful to you to clean jewels with diamonds and you can fully enjoy your berloved jewels. If you have any questions or you need to maintain your jewelry thoroughly, do not hesitate to ask us 🙂