Did You Know?
A diamond is the hardest material on Earth. The only substance that can cut or polish a diamond is another diamond. However, diamonds are not indestructible. If a diamond suffers an extremely hard blow to the girdle (the middle), it may be chipped or scratched. Regular maintenance, cleaning and proper storage is essential to ensure your diamond jewelry lasts a lifetime. In order for a diamond to sustain its brilliance, it must be cleaned periodically, stored safely, and correctly protected.
To clean a diamond yourself, gently brush it with a soft tooth brush or cloth and a jewelry cleaning solution (available at most jewelry stores). You can also use Windex or a mild dish soap such as Dawn. This will remove the buildup that may occur over time.
Every six months to a year, you should also have her ring cleaned by a jeweler. This will take care of any buildup you are unable to clean yourself. Here at Solomon Brothers we offer this service absolutely free! We can also check to make sure the prongs have not been bent or weakened and can ensure that the ring is kept in excellent condition.
Because diamonds are so hard, they can easily scratch or chip other jewelry – even other diamonds. This is why your diamond should never be stored in the same box or bag as another piece of jewelry. Instead, place the ring in its own soft cloth pouch, and always store it in a safe place where you will remember it.
We suggest you avoid wearing your diamond engagement ring when sleeping, working out, gardening, preforming home maintenance, or any other heavy work. Sharp blows to the ring may bend the prongs or even chip the diamond itself. If rings are worn on both hands, be careful not to let the rings touch when clapping or rubbing your hands together.