Keep your jewelry sparkling with these practical tips:
Makeup Before Jewelry
To minimize cleaning, apply makeup and fragrances before putting on jewelry. Similarly, remove jewelry before gardening or doing housework.
Store diamonds separately from other jewelry in a fabric-lined box to prevent scratching.
Have settings and prongs for diamond jewelry checked by a professional jeweler once a year to ensure they are secure.
Gems can be safely cleaned with a soft toothbrush dipped in soapy water: Swish a bar of mild soap around in several cups of warm water until it becomes sudsy. Submerge gemstone in suds for a few seconds, rub gently with toothbrush, and rinse. Lay on clean towel to dry.
Diamonds are dulled by soap and should be soaked in an ammonia-based cleaner and then wiped with a paper towel.