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If you received a diamond engagement ring this holiday season, congratulations. Now, you need to learn how to take care of your diamond. Caring for your diamond engagement ring is not like caring for your other jewelry such as sterling silver jewelry. You will need to take specific steps so that your diamond ring remains sparkling. Here are three tips to help you take care of your diamond engagement ring.
Try Not To Touch The Diamond
Even though the sparkle is inviting, touching your diamond engagement ring could cause grease to collect on its surface. This grease will then act as a magnet for dust and dirt on your diamond dulling its sparkle. Limit the amount of diamond that your fingers make contact with the diamond to ensure that it remains sparkling.
Regularly Clean Your Diamond – Gently
The best way to clean your diamond engagement ring is to dip it in a household cleaner that contains ammonia overnight. For example, you could use a glass cleaner to do this. You want to do this weekly or biweekly. Once it's finished soaking, remove your diamond from the solution and then scrub it with a soft toothbrush. Reserve this small, soft toothbrush for only cleaning your diamond. Brushing gently with a toothbrush will remove any excess dirt from your diamond. Ensure that you brush the back of the diamond as well because this is an area that tends to collect dirt and oil.
Remove Your Ring During Certain Activities
Even though you probably do not want to remove your diamond engagement ring often, there are certain situations when you should remove it so that the activity does not dull the sparkle on your diamond. For example, you should remove your ring before you put on your makeup or face cream. Makeup and heavy cream can build up on your diamond dulling the sparkle on it. Additionally, you should take off your diamond when you are house cleaning or doing any type of yard work that will involve the use of chemical cleaners. Remove your diamond engagement ring so that you protect the luster on the diamond.
Even though your diamond engagement ring was a gift, it is now your investment. You need to protect your investment by following the preceding three tips that will help you keep the sparkle on your diamond. Contact your jeweler or diamond buyers to find out additional ways to do this.