How to Clean Diamond Jewelry | To Preserve Luster & Brilliance!

If you’re like most people, you want to keep your diamond jewelry in as good condition as possible.

But if you don’t take care of your diamonds, they can lose their luster and brilliance.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to keep your jewelry looking its best, like cleaning them. How to clean diamond jewelry? Read the entire article to learn how.

Why Clean Diamond Jewelry?

Cleaning diamond jewelry is a very important task. As you wear your diamond jewelry, it will accumulate dirt, oil, and other contaminants.

The good news is that cleaning your diamond jewelry is easy to do. You can use the same cleaning supplies you use for other jewelry.

a person wearid diamond necklace and rings

To Restore their Shine

If you wear your diamond rings, earrings, necklaces or bracelets often, chances are they’ll get dirty over time. Dirt and oil build up on the surfaces of your diamond jewelry over time. This buildup will dull their shine and sparkle, making them look less attractive than they were when you first bought them.

 To restore their shine or sparkle, you should clean dirt off regularly with a soft brush or cloth and warm water (or jewelry cleaner).

Clean Diamond Jewelry for Protection

You should also clean your diamond jewelry after wearing it if you have been sweating or using hairspray or perfume heavily during the day.

Sweat can cause the metal backing of your jewelry to turn greenish-colored over time; this isn’t harmful but it may not look very nice either.  You can prevent this by cleaning your diamonds at night, before going to bed.

Clean Dirt and Oil

Dirt, oil and other substances collect on the surface of diamonds over time. This residue can cause the diamond to lose its luster and appear dull. To clean dirt and oil from your diamond jewelry, follow the steps that I have given here.

a person cleaning the jewelry in the soap solution

Smell Good

Unlike other types of jewelry, diamond jewelry is often worn close to the face, chest and arms where they can pick up odors from perspiration or perfume. To keep them smelling fresh between wearings, place a drop of unscented baby oil in each earring before storing it away (be sure not to get any oil on the backs).

This will help keep your diamonds sparkling clean for longer than just washing with soap & water alone.

Cleaning Your Diamond Jewelry

Have The Right Cleaning Equipment

You can use many different cleaners on your diamond jewelry, but it is essential that you choose a cleaner that is specifically made for diamonds.

Different Cleaning Agents

 Some cleaners are simply soap and water while others are ultrasonic jewelry cleaners. The type of cleaner that you choose depends on how much time you want to spend cleaning your jewelry and how much money you want to spend on them.

 If money is not an issue for you then go ahead and buy the most expensive cleaner available because it will last longer than cheaper ones.

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Jewelry Cleaning Kit

If you have a jewelry cleaning kit on hand, it’s one of the best options for cleaning your diamond jewelry . Jewelry cleaning kits usually come with several different tools, including brushes and cloths, as well as soft pads that can help protect your diamonds while they’re being cleaned.

Dish Soap

Dish soap is another great option when it comes to cleaning diamond jewelry. It’s gentle on the materials used in your jewelry and won’t leave any residue behind after use. Just make sure that you’re using a mild soap without any detergents or bleaches in it.

A Soft Toothbrush

A soft toothbrush is another great tool for getting into those hard-to-reach places on your diamond jewelry. You can use a soft brush to gently scrub any dirt off of your diamonds before moving on to the next step in your cleaning process (such as using dish soap).

Warm Water

Use warm water when cleaning your diamond jewelry. The warm water helps in removing dirt from the surface of the diamonds without damaging it.

Cleaning silver necklace with a toothbrush

Microfiber Cloth to Clean Diamond Jewelry at Home

Use a soft cloth to wipe off the dirt from diamond jewelry. This will prevent scratches on the surface of the diamond.

Step by Step Process of Cleaning Diamond Jewelry at Home

Wash your hands thoroughly before starting the process of diamond jewelry cleaning.

Fill a bowl with warm water and add liquid detergent (mild dish soap works great). Soak the earrings in the solution for 5 minutes.

Wash the Diamond Jewelry With Warm Water

Using a microfiber cloth, gently wash your diamond jewelry with warm water and mild soap.  If there are any small stones or gems that are loose in the setting of your diamond jewelry, remove it first before washing them.

You can use a soft brush to remove hard to remove grime then rinse in clean water.

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Dry Your Diamond Jewelry

Once you’ve washed your diamond earrings or your diamond studs, wipe them dry with a dry cloth. If you don’t have one handy, use a paper towel to dry off excess water from your diamond earrings.

Store Your Diamond Jewelry in a Safe Place

Store your diamond jewelry in a safe place such as a jewelry box where it won’t get damaged by other jewelry or accidentally knocked off a shelf or tabletop. Wrap each pair in tissue paper first so they won’t come into contact with each other during storage periods.

Avoid These Jewelry Cleaning Solutions for Diamond

Diamond jewelry are beautiful and delicate. They deserve to be treated with the utmost care and respect. Many cleaning products can damage diamond jewelry, but there are some that are safe for their use. Here are some cleaning agents to avoid when cleaning these precious metals:

Bleach/Tartaric Acid

Tartaric acid and bleach are two other common household cleaners that can damage your diamonds. If you use these products to clean your diamonds, you run the risk of damaging their clarity and color.

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Bleach/Tartaric Acid

Tartaric acid and bleach are two other common household cleaners that can damage your diamonds. If you use these products to clean your diamonds, you run the risk of damaging their clarity and color.

Don’t Use Alcohol to Clean Your Diamond Jewelry at Home

While alcohol works well for cleaning diamonds, it also has an effect on stones and will dull their brilliance over time. It’s best to avoid using alcohol when cleaning your diamond jewelry.

Bicarbonate of Soda

Bicarbonate of soda (NaHCO3) is another common cleaning agent that many people use to clean their jewelry items such as rings and necklaces but it should be avoided when cleaning diamond jewelry because it may scratch it over time.

Chlorine Bleach

Chlorine bleach is another common household cleaner that should be avoided when cleaning diamonds or other precious stones because it can cause corrosion on both gold and platinum settings.

The same goes for ammonia as well since this chemical compound has been known to cause etching on metal surfaces over time when exposed directly to them during cleaning procedures.

Baking Soda in a jar with a wooden spoon

Cleaning with Toothpaste

You may have heard that toothpaste is an effective way to clean diamonds, but don’t try this at home. Toothpaste contains abrasives and other chemicals that could damage your precious stone.

If you want your diamond jewelry clean or your diamond necklaces sparkling again, you’ll need to use soapy water or jewelry cleaning kits made specifically for diamonds (which won’t contain any harsh chemicals). You can find these cleaners at most jewelry stores or online retailers.

What can I soak my diamond jewelry in to clean it?

Water is one of the best ways to clean this fine jewelry. It can remove dirt and debris from the surface of your jewelry without damaging it in any way.

You can simply soak your diamond jewelry in lukewarm water containing mild soap for a few minutes until all the dirt and dust have been removed from them.

How do you make diamonds sparkle again?

Diamonds can lose their luster, or brilliance, for a number of reasons. Here’s how you can restore that shine to your precious stones.

four diamond rings

Clean Them With A Soft Cloth

Clean your diamond jewelry to restore its luster. When cleaning diamonds, you don’t want any abrasive materials. Instead, use a soft, dry cloth soaked in soapy water to remove dirt from your diamond’s surface without scratching it.

Use an Ultrasonic Cleaner If It’s Available

Ultrasonic cleaners use high-frequency sound waves to remove debris from jewelry without damaging it. They work well on any type of jewelry, including diamonds and other precious stones.

Take Your Diamonds to A Professional Jeweler

Have your diamond jewelry professionally cleaned if it’s very dirty or if there is a residue left behind after cleaning them yourself with a soft cloth or ultrasonic cleaner. “If there’s dirt or grease on the diamond, it can dull its luster,” says Bridgette Luebke, owner of All About Jewelry in Brooklyn Heights, New York. “Also, if the diamond is one of a kind, you may want to ask an expert at an independent jeweler to clean it.”

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How Often Should You Clean Diamond Jewelry?

You should clean your diamond jewelry once a week. This is especially important if you wear them every day or if they’re made of white gold or silver.

Both metals need regular maintenance to stay looking their best. Cleaning your diamond jewelry weekly will ensure they always look clean and bright.

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