As remarkably strong and resilient as diamonds are, they are still susceptible
to collecting oil and dirt that makes them lose their sparkle. Whether
you received your diamond jewelry as a gift or treated yourself to something
special at the
pawn shop, following these tips can bring back the glitzy glamour and keep your
diamonds shining around the clock.
Clean Your Diamonds
Oils from your skin and the surrounding environment can quickly accumulate
on your diamonds. This, in turn, allows dust and dirt to stick to your
diamond jewelry. You can
remove the dirt and oil from your diamonds by simply soaking them in an ammonia-based cleaner overnight a couple
of times per week. Do not, however, use chlorine-based cleansers or anything
abrasive, as these can damage a diamond's setting.
Try to Keep Your Hands Off
If you have a habit of playing with your jewelry, breaking that habit can
go a long way toward preventing grimy buildup. Most of the oil that accumulates
on diamonds comes from the wearer's own fingers. If you don't
wear your diamond jewelry daily, store the items in a velvet-lined box
or jewelry pouch to prevent dust from settling on them.
Know When to Bring in the Experts
Diamonds in extremely delicate settings and heirloom pieces may not stand
up to at-home cleaning methods. While the diamond itself won't be
harmed, the metal could break or corrode. Many pawn shops and jewelers
offer professional cleaning services for a nominal fee. Remember, it's
much better to pay a few dollars and protect your jewelry than to try
to do it yourself and destroy a priceless piece.
Whether you're looking to buy diamond jewelry, get cash for gold, or
sell a watch, we at
Gem Pawnbrokers have you covered. We offer sellers fair prices for items of value and
great deals to customers searching for a unique, quality piece. Visit
us online to learn more, or call (718) 878-4462 today.