Diamonds do need care to keep them at their brilliant best. A clean diamond not only reflects light better, it actually look bigger that one that’s been “dulled” by skin oils, soap, cosmetics and cooking grease. Diamonds have an affinity for grease and should be cleaned once every month to keep on glowing their brightest.
There are four simple ways to wash away the “film” that accumulates on diamonds:
Prepare a small bowl of warm suds with any mild liquid detergent. Brush pieces gently with a tooth brush while they are in the suds. Transfer to a wire strainer and rinse under warm running water. Pat dry with a soft, lint less cloth.
Make a half and half solution of cold water and household ammonia in a cup. Soak the diamond 30 minutes. Lift out and tap gently around the back and front of the mounting with a small brush. Swish in the solution once more, and drain on paper. No rinse is needed.
Buy one of the brand-name liquid jewelry cleaners with its kit, and follow the instructions.
A small machine with a metal cup which you can fill with water and detergent. It creates a high-frequency turbulence which can clean all your jewelry.