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Diamond Care

Hand lotions, hair styling products and everyday grime all leave enough of a film on your diamond ring to keep it from looking its best. And if you wait too long between cleanings, those materials can accumulate into a thick layer of gunk on the back of your diamond, blocking light and making the diamond appear dull and lifeless.

Diamonds are the hardest substance known, but that doesn't mean we can bring them back to life with any old cleanser. Coatings and other materials used to enhance diamonds can sometimes be removed by harsh chemicals or vigorous scrubbing, so take care when it's time to make your diamond ring sparkle.

Easy & Effective Ways to Clean Diamond Rings
  • Soak your diamond ring in a warm solution of mild liquid detergent and water. Ivory dishwashing liquid is a good choice, but any other mild detergent is fine.
  • Use a soft brush if necessary to remove dirt. Soft is the key -- don't use a brush with bristles that are stiff enough to scratch the ring's metal setting.
  • Swish the ring around in the solution, and then rinse it thoroughly in warm water. Close the drain first, or put the ring in a strainer to keep from losing it!
  • Dry the diamond ring with a lint-free cloth.

If the diamond and setting needs extra help, use a dental Water Pik to flush away small bits of grime. You can also use a wooden toothpick to very carefully push dirt away from the diamond and setting.

Cleaning Rings with Multiple Types of Gemstones

The method you use to clean jewelry should protect its weakest element. If your ring includes other gems, use a cleaning method that is suitable for the less durable stones.

Protect Diamond Rings from Chlorine
You might already protect your hands from harsh chemicals, but if you don't, think about how chemicals such as chlorine can affect your fine jewelry. Remove your rings or wear gloves to keep chlorine away from your rings.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is a clarity enhanced diamond?

Clarity enhanced diamonds are real and natural diamonds that were treated in a lab to remove imperfections in the diamond. Because of this treatment, clarity enhanced diamonds are cheaper per carat than non-enhanced diamonds.

What does clarity enhanced diamond mean?

When someone says a diamond was clarity enhanced, they mean to say that the natural diamond was treated in a lab. There are two categories of clarity enhancement. Removing any debris or coloration, and filling fractures in the diamond with resin or some other material that will help it sparkle.

Are clarity enhanced diamonds real?

YES. Clarity enhanced diamonds are completely real diamond stones. They are not grown in a lab or from a different material like CZ (cubic zirconia). They have just had some fillings or laser treatment done to them in order to improve their appearance.

Are clarity enhanced diamonds less value-able?

Clarity enhanced diamonds are cheaper per carat. You can buy a much bigger diamond that is clarity enhanced for the same price as a smaller non-enhanced diamond.

How do you clean a clarity enhanced diamond?

You can clean a clarity enhanced diamond the same way you clean any other diamond or gemstone. Their enhancements do not practically affect their durability.