Diamonds are forever. Yes, that’s true. But you still have to take good care of your engagement ring and keep it looking brilliant as the day you said, “Yes!” Treat your precious bespoke jewellery pieces with such gentle touch.
The metals, settings and brackets are completely delicate compared with the hardy diamond nestled in the centre. These five cleaning tips will help you ensure your stunning diamond engagement ring will stay brilliantly beautiful in the years to come.
In fact, you can even hand it down to future generations. Perhaps, in the near future, it will be your son who will bend the knee presenting your bespoke diamond ring.
When it comes to cleaning your bespoke jewellery pieces, your first choice should be a jeweller. The jewellery store staff are more versed in handling various metals and precious gems. In fact, they’re assure you that you’ll prized ring will come out looking even better before it went it.
A number of jewellery stores even offer free lifetime services for your jewellery pierces bought in the same store.
Guess what? Your best at-home tool for cleaning your jewellery is a toothbrush. Just make sure you will not use it after you’re done cleaning.
Look for toothbrushes with soft bristles. Why? You will want the gentlest of touch for your precious ring. Mix a few drops of dishwashing soap and warm water. (NOTE: warm water, not boiling water or water straight out from the kettle. Let the water sit for a while.)
Carefully and gently clean the ring’s exterior using the toothbrush.
Ever heard of ultrasonic machines? Using high-frequency sound waves, these machines create bubbles, cleaning the item inside the machine.
Well, you might want to re-consider if ever you bought one. Forget it, really!
Why? Simple because the repetitive vibrations will cause tiny cracks in the brackets of your ring to grow. This will ultimately cause the diamond or precious gemstone to fall out.
So to avoid any costly and unnecessary repairs to your jewellery, have a jeweller inspect the ring first before placing it inside the ultrasonic machine.
Although regular dirt build up in your jewellery can be handled at home, a more extensive cleaning is required under the capable hands of a professional.
To remove build up which are often caused by body lotion, makeup and even the oils from our skin, use a dishwashing soap and a toothbrush. However, if you notice dirt under the stones, then it’s time to bring to a local jeweller for a safe deep clean to remove the extensive amount of grime, oil or dirt.
If you think bleach and acetone are great cleaning products for your ring since they are great at removing any stains off clothes or nail polish from your nails, think again. These typical household cleaning products should be kept far from your precious ring.
All they have is a promise of heartache.
These items will pit, weaken or possibly scratch the ring’s metals. However, you’re diamond will remain unharmed, hopefully.
Hopefully, these helpful tips will make sure your engagement ring and other bespoke jewellery pieces are in top shape, as the day you first had them.
For more than ten years, Daniel Greenberg has been hand crafting DG Bespoke Jewellery and is known as a trained master diamond mounter and goldsmith. As he was taught by one of the best jewellers in London (his father), Daniel makes certain that all his unique pieces are pure perfection.
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