Diamonds are perhaps the world’s most popular and sought after gemstone. On the Mohs scale, they are the hardest mineral known to man, which is why cutting blades and instruments are oftentimes made with diamond-tipped edges.
Diamonds are also a symbol of eternal love, devotion and purity. This is why so many wedding bands feature this exceptional gemstone. In this post, we’re going to cover some tips on how to care and maintain a diamond ring.
Because of their sheer strength, it’s unlikely that the diamond in your ring will crack from pressure or temperature changes. While other gemstones are susceptible to extreme heat and pressure, diamonds, thankfully, are not. If you notice a small crack in one of your diamonds, it was probably developed this way. Not all diamonds are developed in a perfect geometric shape, and some of them may possess minor flaws.
How to Clean a Diamond Ring
In a previous post, we talked about how to clean a tungsten wedding band. The basic idea is to use white vinegar to eat away at dust and grime covering the band. However, this technique is not recommended for wedding bands and rings with a diamond setting. The vinegar may seep into small cracks within the diamond where it slowly degrades it over time. Avoid using vinegar to clean your diamond ring and follow the steps listed below instead.
Start by filling up a small cup with lukewarm water and mild dish soap. Stir the solution thoroughly so it’s well mixed and place your ring down inside. Let the ring sit for a couple of minutes before scrubbing it down with a light-bristle toothbrush. It’s important to only use a light-bristle brush rather than a hard-bristle to avoid scratching your band. Continue scrubbing the ring and diamond setting until it’s nice and clean.
When you are finished cleaning your diamond ring, remove it from the soapy water and leave it out to dry. Congratulations, you should now have a clean and shiny ring! Try to get into the habit of cleaning your diamond ring at least once every other week to maintain a “new” appearance.
Alternatively, you can send your diamond ring to a professional jeweler to have it cleaned as well. Most professional jewelers offer cleaning services for a small fee. They’ll use formulated solutions to safely clean the diamond ring without causing any damage.