How to clean diamonds?
Diamonds the hardest stones in existence today. Unfortunately, even with their high resistance to scratches and breakage, they can easily get marred by lotions, natural body oils, and cosmetic products on the wearer’s skin. In fact, a simple touch can deprive a diamond jewel its brilliance.
To restore its sparkle, loosen any dirt and grime on the diamond by soaking it for 15 to 20 minutes in a solution of water and mild soap. Use a soft clean brush to scrub, concentrating on the edges and corners that are difficult to reach.
It is important to be gentle on any settings in your diamond jewelry. Tension settings or prongs used in antique diamond jewelry can get damaged during heavy scrubbing. Once through, you can rinse with clean water. Make sure to wipe with a lint-free material before storing.
You can use toothpaste to clean your diamond, however, it should be used on the diamond only and not on the surrounding metal, as this will dullen the metal. Place a small amount of toothpaste on a soft brush, like a soft toothbrush. Gently brush the surface of the diamond and push the bristles down the sides of the diamond.
These methods will restore the brilliant sparkle of your diamond jewelry.