Cleaning Diamond Rings, Important Information And Advice
Diamond rings and infact all other jewelry that you wear, will ocassionally need to be cleaned. Diamond rings cannot be cheap, if you do get a cheap diamond you surely got a jewel with low grade diamonds. The rather stiff price of diamond rings, makes it necessary to take good care of the jewel. It is not uncommon for diamond ring owners, to ruin their rings by cleaning the jewels the wrong way. In this Kaisilver report on cleaning diamond rings, we will look at the best way to do the job. The information provided here will be useful to you even if, you plan to get your diamond ring cleaned at the jewelry shop next door. This is because many jewelers are not aware of some issues related to specific diamond rings. You can always contact our support experts at email@example.com if you need any clarification or information related to diamond rings or any other jewels.
What will you need: A piece of soft and clean cloth. Make sure that the cloth has no hard buttons or metalic pins or hooks attached to it, you do not want to get your diamond ring scratched when it is being cleaned and wiped.
A medium sized bowl. About 7 to 8 inches wide and 4 to 5 inches deep should suffice. If you use a tiny bowl, the chances of the diamond ring hitting against the hard sides or base of the bowl increase. We would recommend a plastic bowl that is somewhat soft, these do not cost much and can be found in the super market.
Clean water at room temperature. You might need to change the water a couple of times during the cleaning process. It helps to be near a water tap but, we do not advise the use of wash basins for cleaning diamond rings. The danger of the ring falling into the drain are high.
A small quanity of mild soap: Some people suggest that mild detergents be used bu, it is likely that such detergents include strong solvents. A light liquid bathing soap is perhaps the best choice for cleaning a diamond ring. You should mix about half a teaspoonful of soap in around 2 to 3 cups of water. Do not rub the undiluted soap on the jewel, it will serve no purpose.
A soft toothbrush: You will not be using this for any other purpose after cleaning your diamond ring. Use this sparingly and after having read the entire report presented here. It is not always necessary to use this in the cleaning process.
Cleaning The Diamond Ring: We will strongly recommend that you do not clean your diamond ring in a wash basin or sink. There are just too many cases where, the jewel fell through the drain and got lost in the sewage system. Unfortunately very few diamond rings lost in this way are ever found. In August 2011, a lucky American lady got back her $12,000 diamond ring that went down the drain. The local public works managed to trace the expensive diamond ring in the sewage pipe few blocks away - but this is a very rare case, most of the jewels get lost for ever.
Add the water to the bowl, while overfilling the bowl can cause a messy water spill, too little water might mean that the diamond ring keeps hitting the sides or the bottom of the bowl.
Should the dust and grease on the ring be visible, add a about half a teaspoon of the mild bathing soap to the water, stir the contents well. This is the only liquid that you would be using to clean your diamond ring. There is no need to add any commercial available 'jewelry polishing' powders or solutions.
We now come to the part where you have to soak the ring in the water that you just prepared. While most diamond rings should not have a problem with the soaking, you need to take care of rings that have other gemstones combined with the diamonds. Some gems like emerald and even stabilised turquoise do not enjoy being soaked, this is a technical issue and you would do good to talk to your jeweler about this issue. However if the diamond ring that you are about to clean has only diamonds, the soaking would do no harm. Keep the ring in the water for around 2 to 3 minutes, the dirt would now have loosened from the jewel.
Firmly hold, the diamond ring while you take it out of the water. Inspect the jewel and see whether it appears nice and bright and more importantly, very clean. If you plan to give the ring a few shakes (which we do not recommend), make sure that it is firmly held in your hand. Shaking the diamond ring around, could also make it hit against a hard surface - something that jewels do not like.
If you feel that the ring is clean and bright, then end the diamond ring cleaning process. Pick up the soft cloth and gently dab the ring a few times. Rubbing diamond rings could make the cloth, stick to the prongs (if any) used to set the diamonds. This would cause the prongs to open up and loosen the diamond.
Should you feel that the ring needs some cleaning under the diamond area (inside the ring), it is time for the soft tootbrush to get to work. Use it, to gently brush the under side of the diamond - be gentle and do not scrub the ring. A gentle brushing is sufficient, you could dip the brush in the water a couple of times as you do this.
Now place the diamond ring on the piece of soft cloth and let it dry itself, unless you know a lot about jewelry and gems - avoid using a blower or even a hair dryer to hasten the drying process. Just make sure that the diamond ring is placed in a safe location where, it is not easy for be picked or robbed by someone. This might sound strange but, ladies do go about cleaning diamond rings in strange places. Men ofcourse rarely care about cleaning their jewelry!
If you have completed the cleaning process but, still feel that your diamond ring looks a bit tired and weak - it probably is a good idea to take it to your local jeweler. Remember that low grade diamonds or badly made diamond rings cannot sparkle, no matter what cleaning process you put them through. Your jeweler would be in a better poistion to actually inspect the jewel and come up with specific recommendations. If you have any queries or doubts related to gemstones, diamonds or jewelry do contact our support experts at firstname.lastname@example.org we would love to help. You are never under any obligation to make a purchase from us, so do take advantage of our expertise.
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