Care: Protecting Your Diamond
Even though diamonds are the hardest substance known to man, a diamond will scratch another diamond. So it is important that jewelry not be stored together since it can be scratched or tangled. Also, diamond jewelry should never be worn while doing heavy work. Points are vulnerable to chipping and even everyday activity can loosen a setting. This is why itís important to visit a professional jeweler every six months to have your diamondís mountings and settings checked. With proper care, your diamond jewelry will last a lifetime. Here are some tips to keep your jewelry looking fabulous:
- Clean diamonds and most color gemstones in warm, soapy water with a soft toothbrush. Rinse completely and dry with a clean, soft cloth.
- Remove your jewelry before showering, swimming, cleaning, sleeping, doing rough work or handling harmful chemicals - including hair care products and perfume.
- Do not expose gemstone jewelry to sudden temperature changes, which may cause cracks.
- Store each piece of jewelry separately to prevent them from scratching each other.
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