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Diamonds are the hardest substance on earth. They are uniquely resistant to damage by heat or scratching, and can be cut or polished only by another diamond — but an extremely hard blow to the girdle can cause a diamond to chip. By having your diamond set in a relatively protective setting, and remaining conscious of it on your finger, you can keep your diamond intact for a lifetime. Exposure during ordinary wear to perspiration and household chemicals, like chlorine and hairspray, can cause buildup that dulls the surface of a diamond. We suggest periodic cleanings to keep the diamond brilliant and refractive.

Cleaning Your Diamonds

You have just made a substantial investment in your diamond purchase and, although a diamond is the hardest substance known to man, it does require some care. We want to provide you with some simple steps you can take to insure your diamond will remain as beautiful as the day you purchased it.

The inevitable dirt, be it an accumulation of cosmetics, lotions or other grime, is an external condition of daily wear. This accumulation of dirt and grime will affect the appearance of your diamond making it look cloudy over the years. Cleaning your diamond is a simple process. Using a solution of tepid water and a mild detergent or ammonia in a home ultra-sonic cleaner is an ideal cleaning choice.

A solution of one part ammonia and six parts water can be used to clean diamond jewelry at home. If cleaning by hand, gentle scrubbing with a soft brush should loosen most dirt and greatly increase the brilliance of the diamond, but be careful not to scratch the metal of your setting. Once a year, it is a good idea to have a jeweler professionally clean your diamond and check the security of the setting.

Should you need to store you diamond, avoid storing it with other diamond items that might scratch them. We suggest in you keep it in the original box or a soft cloth pouch in order to avoid scratches.

To avoid damaging you diamond(s) you should remove them whenever doing gardening, heavy household work or any other activity that may involve coming in contact with common household chemicals, like chlorine bleach. You probably would be well advised to remove your diamond(s) during leisure activities such as swimming or hot tubing; the water is often treated with chemicals that may adversely affect your gemstone jewelry.

Storing Your Diamond Jewelry

We recommend that all diamond jewelry is stored individually in soft cloth pouches when not being worn to prevent the diamond or diamonds from scratching or dulling other jewelry.

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