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Tips on How to Properly Care for Your Diamonds

Aug 19, 2008
The fact that diamonds are a hard substance is something which may make individuals feel that they can treat these beautiful gemstones in a manner which is not as cautious as it should be. This is not the case as even though diamonds are quite strong, they can still endure mishaps as a result of the owners thereof not properly caring for them. The following will highlight a few different ways in which diamond owners can properly care for these fabulous gemstones.

Engage in Constant Cleaning to Keep Diamonds Looking Their Best

Diamonds are gems which will look their best if they are cleaned at frequent intervals. How often one cleans their jewels will depend on a few different factors which include frequency of use, overall treatment of the stone and environment in which the gem is worn. Some diamonds will need to be cleaned more frequently than others to make them look their absolute best. Diamond owners can clean their stones at home by using store bought solution or detergent mixed with water. They should also consider having these exquisite items cleaned by a professional jeweler every once in a while as well since the jewelry stores have the top of the line cleaning equipment to really make the gems sparkle.

Store Your Diamonds in a Proper Place

Diamonds are an item which should be stored in a safe place. Keeping one's jewelry in a well-made jewelry box or armoire will help to keep the item in tip top shape. For those who do not wear their diamonds as often and may have a fairly expensive object, they might consider storing their diamond in a safety deposit box or other type of secure location. The important thing is to ensure that the diamond is safely stored where it will not get damaged, lost or stolen.

Occasional Trips to the Jeweler to Ensure Diamond is Properly Secured

Another tip with regard to properly caring for your diamond is to make occasional trips to your jeweler so that he/she may look over the jewelry to ensure that the diamond is securely in place. Since many diamonds are not only expensive items but sentimental as well, having that peace of mind in place by knowing the item is properly secured is a priceless thing. It is well worth a an hour or so of one's time to have the piece of jewelry looked over by a professional in the field.

Treat Your Diamond with General Care

Lastly, one who owns a diamond-laden object should treat that item with care. Think twice before engaging in sports or heavy household duties while wearing the piece of jewelry and play it safe by not wearing it at all. Although diamonds are gems which are more of the durable type, these stones should be treated with well-deserved respect and appreciation.
About the Author
James Greene is a Graduate Gemologist and Master Gemologist Appraiser. James has been in the jewelry and appraisal business for over 25 years and specializes in Insurance and estate appraisals. http://www.diamondmarketwatch.com
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