A Guide to Care for Diamond Studs
Diamond studs are an ideal addition to any jewellery collection. If you’re fortunate to have diamond studs, then you already know how stunning they look and how they can add a touch of elegance to any outfit. What you might not know is that diamonds require special care or you risk damaging them.
The good news is that caring for your diamonds is not as difficult as you may think, but there are some crucial steps you must take to keep your diamonds in pristine condition. Below is a look at the diamond care tips you need to know.
Limit Use of Diamond Studs
You may love your diamond studs, but if you want to keep them in prime condition, you should limit how often you wear them. You definitely want to take your earrings off before any type of hard work, such as sports or gardening because the diamond may become damaged or lost. You should also avoid wearing diamond earrings when doing any type of cleaning because harsh cleaners, such as bleach, can damage the diamond.
Avoid Touching the Diamond
One thing many people don’t realize is that, touching the diamond part of your earring can diminish its shine. The natural oils on your hands can create a thin film over the diamond, which dulls its overall appearance. Your hands might also contain traces of different types of harsh cleaners and other substances that can damage the gem. When putting your studs on or taking them off, it’s important that you try to keep your hands off the diamond part of the studs as much as possible.
Unlike other earrings, diamond studs should never be stored together. You should store each stud in its own box or jewellery bag. If you must store them in the same box or bag, you should wrap each stud in a soft cloth, like velvet. While, diamond is an extremely hard stone, your earrings can scratch each other if stored together. In addition, the stud can scratch the diamond’s surface.
Diamond Cleaning Tips
It’s recommended to have your diamond studs professionally cleaned on an annual basis. Professional cleaners can provide a deep cleaning that will make your jewellery sparkle and shine. While, yearly cleanings are important, you should also clean your diamond earrings at home, in-between cleanings. Use a mild liquid detergent and a soft brush to clean the surface of the diamond and the portion where the diamond is attached to the earring. Once, you’re done cleaning, rinse the entire earring with water and dry with a soft cloth. Alternatively, you can use a jewellery cleaning kit that is designed specifically for diamonds.
As you can see, taking care of your diamond earrings isn’t hard, but you must follow certain precautions. Proper care of your diamond studs will not only keep your earrings looking great, but it will ensure your earrings maintain their value. This will protect your investment and allow you to receive your earrings full value if you ever need to sell them in the future.
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