In the words of Rihanna, ‘Shine bright like a diamond’ is what we all want to do – what we also want our jewellery to do. However, sometimes our diamond fails on this front. And it’s time we tackle this issue right in our homes!
While diamonds are definitely a girl’s best friend, by now we all know the 4Cs of diamond and the types of settings. With all this information right at the click of a button, there’s not much about how to clean diamond jewellery at home. And living in a time where we all want quick solutions, here’s how to clean diamonds right!
But, before you start cleaning your diamond jewellery at home, make sure to tick these 2 things off the list first:
- Check if the stone/s are intact and the diamond is surely set between prongs.
- Check that your jewellery only has diamonds and no other gemstones.
If you feel that your stone is a little wobbly or see some damage to the prongs, the best thing to do is to reach out to a jeweller to get it fixed and cleaned.
After ticking off these points, you can go ahead and try out any of the below methods on how to clean a diamond ring, diamond earrings and others. Here are the basics that you’ll need:
- Lukewarm Water
- Dish Soap
- A soft brush
Take 1 cup of lukewarm water with 1 teaspoon of mild dish soap and let your ring, earrings etc. soak in it for 20-30 minutes. Make sure that the dish soap is not perfumed or coloured as that might ruin your jewellery.
Use a soft bristle brush and gently clean the base or between the prongs to get the dirt out.
Dry your diamond rings or other jewellery with soft cotton or linen cloth and dab it gently. You can also choose to let it air dry.
Dish soap is one of the most easily available items and is easy to use when cleaning diamond rings at home. However, there are some other things that you can also use when you’re wondering how to clean diamond studs or how to clean diamond earrings at home. Below are some of the other methods:
Yes, that’s correct. You can also soak your diamond jewellery in this! Take half a shot of vodka and soak your jewellery overnight. Because of the ethanol content of this drink, it can easily clean the dirt. Let it air dry or dab it with a soft cotton cloth, your diamonds will bright and ready.
I know, who knew beer can do this too! Pour some beer on a soft cloth and rub gently near the diamond. Whether it is silver or gold, your jewellery will be set for all your moods.
#3. Body Wash or Shampoo
You can choose to include 1 teaspoon of body wash or shampoo to the lukewarm water for cleaning diamond jewellery at home. Make sure that these are not the moisturizing kind and you’ll be good to go.
Now since you know that there are numerous ways for how to clean diamond ring at home, jewellery maintenance is no longer a headache! Although there are some points to remember about what Not to do when you’re cleaning your diamond jewellery:
- Do not use chlorine bleach, abrasives like baking soda, toothpaste or acetone as they might react with the metal or taint the stone.
- Avoid using paper towels to dry off your jewellery as that can leave scratches on the stone.
And now you know everything! With all the dos and don’ts on how to clean diamond earrings or any diamond jewellery, right inside your house, you have all the basics to go. If you’re worried about damaging your jewellery, just soak your jewellery in warm water and let it air dry.
You can also clean it up regularly so that there is no dirt lodged in the prongs. So, go ahead and clean your jewellery in the comfort of your home!
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