You finally got that sparkling ring you have been waiting for, now comes the part where you keep the sparkle up. There are many ways to do this. Some like to save their diamond jewelry for special occasions, which means most of the year, these baubles don’t see the light of day. While that’s a good way of safekeeping your diamond, that does not apply to an engagement ring. It is that one jewelry you want to wear through every day of your life. That poses a serious threat to the sparkle and luster of the ring. The everyday wear and tear can dim the sparkle of a diamond, and eat away the mint condition of a ring. Solution? A foolproof, tried and tested cleaning regime.
A Safe Product
First things first, you need to get your hands on a cleaning solution which is safe to use for all kinds of jewelry because even though we are talking about diamond engagement rings only, your other diamond blings too need a little shining up from time to time. So, the first thing to do is to find a solution that works for gold, silver and platinum. This should not be hard to find because jewelry cleaning solutions these days are safe to use on a variety of precious metals.
Diamonds and Other Gems
But metals are not your only concern. Assuming that your engagement ring wears only diamonds, you need to find a product that is particularly good for diamonds. A diamond is harder than most stones, and some like opal, pearl, etc. are particularly soft and delicate. So, bear that in mind when cleaning them with diamond jewelry because they may end up getting scratched from cleaning.
Do not take a chance with your jewelry because most damages on jewelry items are irreversible. Be particularly cautious with antique jewelry. Handle them with care and clean them with the mildest cleaning agent available. If you see a chance that you might damage them while cleaning, fish them out from the water, dry them up and send them to a professional.
The Toothbrush Routine
One easy way to buff up your diamond sparkles is with a toothbrush and a dab of toothpaste. Use only a gel toothpaste that has no grit in it. Presoak the jewelry in warm water for about 10 minutes and brush them gently. Rinse and dry and you are done.