Timeless Diamonds for You to Keep
Diamonds are the most popular selection for engagement rings.
Diamond engagement rings grew in popularity in the 1930s because their charm and simple elegance suited everyone. In the 1940s the phrase ‘Diamonds are forever’ was coined and the sentiment still stands today – diamonds are timeless.
Diamond engagement rings come in all sizes, shapes and cuts, which means the design flairs are limitless.
Diamonds are the toughest substance on earth, meaning they are resilient to scratches and are perfect for daily wear. They are very strong gems with a natural brilliance that makes them appear sparkly and bright.
Diamond rings can come in a range of colours, with the most available being a yellow-highlighted diamond which is a very popular choice for engagement rings. Diamonds that are completely colourless are the highest quality of diamond which makes them very rare and therefore very expensive.
The most exclusive diamonds in the world are pink diamond rings. Only one carat of a pink diamond is suitable for selling, which makes it one of the rarest gems in the world.
When Your Diamond Ring Needs Cleaning
Everyday wear can dull the sparkle of your diamond ring. These are usually due to a build-up of dirt, oil and cosmetic residue on the surface of the stone. Luckily for you, at-home cleaning of diamond rings can help bring life back to your ring.
Since diamonds are one of the hardest minerals on earth, you can safely bet that any fogginess or dullness of the stone is due to a build-up of dirt and not any scratches.
Diamonds can be cleaned at home with the correct tools, but if you notice that the dirt hasn’t been entirely removed from your ring, you may need to take it to the jeweller for a professional cleaning. These are inexpensive and sometimes some home TLC will be enough to do the trick.
How to Clean Your Diamond Ring at Home
You can clean your ring with a soft bristle toothbrush or soft cloth. It’s best to keep away from harsh cleaning chemicals and sanitizers.
The best at home cleaning solution for your diamond ring is to soak it in warm water with some dish soap. This will help to dislodge any of the dirt and grime, while the dish soap will act as a gentle cleaner to help with the sparkle of the piece.
After soaking the ring for 20 – 40 minutes, you just need to gently brush the ring with your toothbrush, rinse under running water, and then dry it with a soft cloth. A soft cloth is best as it will avoid scratching the metal of your ring.
You can clean your ring gently once a week if you wish. Most people will usually give it a clean when they start to notice any grime build up.
It may be a good idea to take your ring to be professionally cleaned by a jeweller once or twice a year, just to give it a good proper clean to keep your ring sparkly and new looking.
Practice good ring hygiene by taking your ring off during activities that may cause any excess dirt or grime to stick to it, including cooking and cleaning.
The best practice will be to care for your diamond ring is regular at home cleaning, and wearing and treating them with the love and respect from when you first started to wear it.