Diamonds Are Forever! – How to Love and Cherish Your Jewellery: The Do’s and Don’ts!
Caring for your Diamond Jewellery will help your jewellery shine as brightly as the day you bought it. You wash your clothes, polish your shoes, and get your best coats dry cleaned in order to keep them looking and feeling their best. Well, jewellery is no different! You need to clean it, care for it, and enjoy wearing it. Here are some things you should do and not do to keep your diamonds sparkling and in excellent condition.
First, do wear the jewellery! After all, it’s meant for wearing and it will last if it’s treated with a little respect and care.
Do take your jewellery back for a service every year to 2 years. At Diamonds International we will clean and service your rings purchased from and make your pieces look new again!
Do check the setting if the ring has undergone a hard knock. The stone may have been dislodged, making it necessary to tighten the setting. If you’re in doubt, take it to experts for a quick check.
Do check for any loose stones regularly by using your finger to gently tap the piece while holding it close to your ear.
Do ensure that you Rhodium plate your white gold rings annually. There are various reasons to rhodium plate our jewellery, especially wedding bands and rings. Rhodium plating is what makes your white gold ring ‘white’, will enhance the reflectivity of the ring and make the diamonds look more brilliant. Rhodium also withstands corrosion and will make your jewellery more durable as well.
Don’t throw your jewellery into your bag! Polished surfaces will scratch, chains will kink and stones will break. Instead, keep the jewellery in a box, preferably the box that the piece was sold in. This is because such a box will be the right size for the piece.
Don’t swim in any chlorinated pool with your jewellery on. Most pools are chlorinated and if you do choose to swim, be sure to leave your jewellery somewhere safe first.
Don’t engage in manual work such as gardening or heavy lifting while wearing precious rings – including wearing during a workout at the gym. They can easily be bent out of shape with this sort of pressure.
Don’t wrap jewellery inside tissues in an attempt to protect them-they can easily get thrown out! Instead, keep each piece separate and wrapped in velvet or silk.