Maintenance of Diamonds and Jewelry

On a Daily Basis

When you wash your hands, remove your rings: SOAP can lodge in the hollow parts and not be eliminated by a quick rinse. It is best not to wear jewelry to the beach, by the pool or to do sport, in order to avoid shocks. Housework or gardening present the same risks. To avoid friction, it is recommended not to unnecessarily drag pendants on their channel, do not wear several rings on the same finger. Be sure not to get your jewelry too near a heat intense, or a source of x-rays or radioactive source.

Some gemstones color fade when they are brought to the intense light from the Sun or in a tanning salon. Better remove them before.

The Storage

To avoid that the jewelry is scratch to contact each other, to protect them individually. Each part must be stored in its case or its individual cover, or in a compartment separated from the jewelry box. The chains and necklaces must be closed, laid flat and wrapped. Never place several jewelry set without protection. On a trip, a piece of tissue paper is enough to wrap them up.

Reflex Security

Before you put your jewelry, check that there is no play in the clasps, that the seam of the stones has not moved. As a result of impact or pressure, the claws can lift. For this, just gently shake the jewel near the oreill; a slight noise indicates that the stones are perfectly maintained. For the crimped grain, rub the jewel on a fine cloth: if it hangs, it’s that the claws have moved.

In case of doubt, it is best not to wear your jewelry and show us.

To be bright, your jewelry must be clean, says MUSTOWNJEWELRY.COM. With the exception of pearls, you can clean them yourself with warm soapy water, rubbing gently with a small brush, very sweet – an old toothbrush teeth will certainly do the trick. Rinse carefully with lukewarm water and wipe with a soft cloth. On the other hand, the water and SOAP ARE NOT recommended for the Ambers, coral, emeralds, jade, kunzites, lapis lazuli, opal and turquoise.

It is not recommended to use oneself of ultrasonic devices ; only a professional can determine if their use is safe for your jewelry. If this type of cleaner may be suitable for the gold without precious stone like a ring jewelry, it is absolutely not recommended for amber, coral, emeralds, kunzites, lapis lazuli, Opal, pearls, rubies and turquoise.

The Diamond

The Diamond is the hardest stone, he wears the index 10 and cannot be scratched only by another diamond. On the other hand, its brilliance can be altered by abrasive products.
Diamonds can be scratched easily between them; avoid to contact when you wear them or when we keep them. But he must also know that diamonds can scratch other precious stones, metal, pearls, if they are not stored properly.They should be kept separately, preferably in individual pockets of soft tissue.

The Emerald

It’s probably the closest gem of the woman that blends best with her femininity. Perhaps is that it is the most sensitive of the precious stones. She doesn’t appreciate being exposed to intense heat or some detergents which might alter its fluidity.

She is vulnerable to shocks. Peculiarities of crystallization, the possible presence of fissures, weakening her. Therefore, avoid the impacts of any kind, the thermal variances (fresh water / hot air, for example) and keep it away from sources of heat.

Ruby

Ruby is not a particularly fragile stone. It comes immediately after the diamond. Avoid contact with diamonds, shocks, friction.

The Saphire

The Sapphire is not a particularly fragile stone. It comes second in the scale of hardness, after the diamond, as the Ruby.

Pearls

The beads are alive and can last more than 100 years if they are worn. They are naturally hydrated contact air and the skin, which helps to maintain their luster. They resist shocks quite well but their surface is porous and can fade.
Cultured pearls are tender and need special attention. They are particularly sensitive to chemical deterioration, including oils and salts of the skin.
They should be wiped off with a chamois or a fabric flannel after being brought and placed in a chamois designed for this purpose or in a velvet pouch after having been cleaned.
Carefully avoid contact with care creams, Foundation, perfume, Hairspray for hair, liquor, water to high degree of acidity (pools). Contact with other jewelry should also be avoided (on itself and in the box).

Gold

Gold and Platinum are dense metals, but their hardness is less than 5. They can be removed more easily, including rocks other jewelry.
But don’t you worry. If that happens, professional intervention made these surface marks disappear. Avoid ammonia, iodine, mercury.
Cleaning with SOAP and water or alcohol.

Platinum

Gold and Platinum are dense metals, but their hardness is less than 5.They can be removed more easily, including rocks other jewelry.
But don’t you worry. If that happens, professional intervention made these surface marks disappear.
Cleaning with SOAP and water or alcohol. Avoid contact with products such as ammonia, iodine, mercury.