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Diamond and Jewellery Care26

Tips on Caring For Your Diamonds

Diamonds may be the hardest substance on earth, but they are not indestructible. While they can be cut or polished only by another diamond, a hard blow can cause them to chip. Never wear your diamonds jewellery when doing rough work.

Don’t store your diamond jewellery next to any other jewellery pieces as this can cause scratches. Regularly inspect your diamond jewellery to make sure the setting is secure.

If you notice any signs of damage or loosening of the prongs, you should bring your diamond to GABA for an inspection or maintenance. It’s good idea to have your diamond jewellery examined at least twice a year. In addition to performing any necessary repair work, we can expertly clean your jewellery.

Everyday exposure to creams, skin oils hairspray, household chemicals and their substances can cause build up that will dull your diamond’s brilliance and sparkle. Regular cleaning will keep your diamond jewellery in gleaming condition and ready to sparkle for that special occasion.

Be aware that diamonds won’t take kindly to being scrubbed with a toothbrush, so use a soft touch. Then, just rinse the diamond with water and wipe with a soft, line-free cloth.

Do not use harmful solutions. Chlorine or abrasives should never be used when cleaning diamonds, especially those set in jewellery. These erode some of the metals often used in diamond settings, and may loosen prongs, or even dissolve the metal completely.

Storing your Diamonds

When you’re not wearing diamonds and precious jewellery, they still require attention. Keep your precious pieces in a fabric-lines jewel case, or a box with compartments or dividers.

Should you prefer to use ordinary boxes wrap each piece individually in tissue paper.

Don’t jumble your diamond pieces in a drawer or jewellery case, because diamonds can scratch other jewellery or each other.

Finally, don’t leave your ring on the rim of a sink when you remove it to wash your hands. The consequences we all know about.