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The question of how to clean diamond jewelry can come up a lot in the jewelry business. While it may seem daunting, it can be accomplished quite easily. Following these steps, you can incorporate jewelry cleaning into a routine. Here is how to clean diamond jewelry and keep your diamonds shining.

Step 1: Deciding on a cleaner

There are two options for jewelry cleaners. Your first option is to buy one from a store. Your second option is to create your own. Creating your own is a simple process, and that process is outlined in this video: How to Clean Your Jewelry

Once you have a jewelry cleaner, the first step is to let your jewelry soak for up to 30 minutes. The time you take to soak your jewelry depends on how often you clean your jewelry. If you clean your jewelry daily, simply letting it soak while brushing your teeth is perfectly fine.

Diamond being cleaned with a toothbrush: How to lean diamond jewelry

Step 2: Cleaning the Jewelry

After letting your jewelry soak, the next step is to brush the jewelry piece with a soft bristle toothbrush. Make sure you plug the drain! Brushing aims to reach into those tight crevices and break free the dirt, oils, and debris that build up over time. Dirt and oil are what prevent the diamonds from reflecting light.

Step 3: Rinsing the Jewelry

Rinse with water and pat dry with a towel. It is essential to thoroughly dry your diamond jewelry piece after rinsing it off. This prevents water spots from forming on the surface and gets your diamonds shining again.

Diamond Jewelry being dried off with a cloth

Maintaining your Jewelry Sparkle

The most important thing is how often you should clean your jewelry. When you clean your jewelry more often, you reduce the time needed to soak in solution and brush. The more often you clean your jewelry, the better. Build-up happens over time, and as time goes on, you will be unable to remove all the dirt, debris, and oil accumulated without professional help.

What to avoid:

Harsh Chemicals

Be careful what chemicals you use to clean your jewelry, as they can damage your jewelry, especially if you have jewelry made of sterling silver.

Home Ultrasonic cleaning

You might see online the opportunity to buy your ultrasonic cleaner and think that’s a great idea. While it may feel more convenient, you could be signing up for potential damage to your jewelry. Ultrasonic cleaners clean very effectively but can also shake loose stones that have been slightly damaged. So if you’re going to get it cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner, make sure you get it done professionally; the jeweler can identify loose stones and make sure the issue gets fixed immediately before any issues occur.