When you buy certified loose diamonds, make sure that they come with protective cases. Diamonds are the hardest substance in nature, resilient to scratches and cracks. The only thing that can introduce cuts and slices to your diamond is another diamond. Storing two or more unsecured in the same container may cause the stones to chip one another, damaging their size and luster. Putting your diamonds away in individual soft cloth pouches will protect them from harm.
To avoid making your diamonds look dull, keep them away from chlorine, hairspray, cleaning detergents and other household chemicals. Remove your jewels before you start your chores or apply cosmetics. Put on your jewelry at the very end of your daily routine to keep them looking fresh. When cleaning loose diamonds, you can use a solution of one part ammonia and six parts water or a mild detergent. You can also use a soft brush to scrub off dirt and increase your diamond’s brilliance while protecting its surface.