Many people often ask how to clean their diamond jewelry so that it is brilliant and full of fire. Diamonds attract grease and dirt like a magnet. Lotions, creams, hairspray, makeup and perfume form a film over your diamonds over time and make them look dull and lifeless.
After years of experience, we have found that the following method is one of the surest ways to keep your diamonds clean and brilliant if cleaning at home. It is a simple yet effective method that takes no more than fifteen to twenty minutes of your time. This method is not advisable for Pearl or Emerald jewelry or for any gemstone jewelry that has been enhanced.
1. Mix one part Mr. Clean (available at most major supermarkets) to eight parts of hot water. (Water does not need to be boiling hot).
2. Carefully soak your diamond jewelry for a short period of time in this solution – approximately 10 – 15 minutes is usually enough. (Reminder: Please do not put pearl jewelry or emerald jewelry into this solution – pearls are too soft and some emeralds may discolor).
3. Remove all your diamond jewelry slowly and gently brush off residue and dirt with a SOFT bristle toothbrush.
4. Rinse well with water, set jewelry aside to let air dry. You now have diamond jewelry that sparkles and is full of fire and brilliance.