The Why And How To Clean Diamond Earrings
Is there anything as startling, sparkling and eye-catching as a pair of diamond earrings?
Nothing can really compare to the magic that they give to the face and the stylishness they bring to the lucky one wearing them.
There’s one question that often gets ignored and it is to the detriment of the jewellery itself – how to clean diamond earrings properly?
Do home-made and DIY cleaning methods work or are they likely to do more harm than good?
Do you need to take your precious diamond earrings to a jeweller for a professional clean?
Remember that your diamond earrings are not something to fool around with and there is a very real risk of damaging your jewellery if you are not careful.
Let’s take you through a few ways of how to clean diamond earrings the right way and things to avoid.
The First Step In How To Clean Diamond Earrings Is Simple
The first thing you need to know is that YES, diamond jewellery needs to be cleaned and none more so than your diamond earrings.
Well, the answer is almost staring you in the face when you look in the mirror.
Any diamond jewellery should be sparkling and dazzling to the eye. If it is not giving off as much magic light as it used to then you will know it is cleaning time.
It’s understandable that you don’t pay close attention to your own earrings but probably more to someone else’s, especially if they are of the eye-catching quality.
It pays to have a close inspection of your diamond earrings to see if there is any build-up around the clasp or stone. You will also be able to identify if there is something wrong with an earring before it becomes a major issue such as losing a stone.
Why Would Your Diamond Earrings Lose Their Sparkle?
The thing about diamond earrings is that they are very often worn every day and come into contact with a variety of different things that can affect their ability to shine bright.
- Dirt and grime is very quick to build up
- Face cream is often spread across to the ears
- Hand cream can be transferred to your earrings when you handle them
- Perspiration will often build around the earlobe
- Make-up can also build up especially in powder form
- Even oils and perfumes can dull the look of your earrings over time
Some earrings are easy to leave in, which is very handy but can lead to a small problem.
If you do wear your earrings every day and don’t take them off for a shower, it’s likely that you will still have them in when you are applying your make-up and doing your hair.
Hairsprays, gels and dyes and other products are the likely suspects when your earrings start to become dull and can even mean your diamond earrings look dirty.
If you know why your earrings have a noticeable build-up on them, the next step is knowing how to clean diamond earrings effectively.
Why Cleaning Diamond Earrings Isn’t Hard But Needs Extra Care
Diamond jewellery and especially diamond earrings are not necessarily more delicate than other jewellery pieces.
The thing about diamonds is that they are not indestructible. While they are the hardest substance on Earth, it can be easy to take them for granted.
That’s often why people don’t realise that cleaning your diamond jewellery is important for it to show its best qualities.
There are several ways to soak and clean diamond earrings which include everything from;
- baking soda
- hydrogen peroxide
- window cleaner (yes, some use it)
- and some even think that toothpaste is an option (which it is definitely not).
One of the easiest ways to take care of your diamond earrings is to take them off and leave them sitting in a bowl or cup of warm water (not hot or boiling water) with a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid. (No harsh chemicals should come in contact with your jewellery).
You can leave them there for an hour or even overnight.
Cleaning Diamond Earrings Needs A Gentle Touch
For the cleaning part, this is where the gentle touch is required.
A gentle scrubbing of the diamond and the setting with a baby toothbrush. This is a good option because the bristles themselves are super-soft.
Professional cleaning by a jeweller is a different story. Most jewellers will use ultrasonic cleaners which emit high frequency sound waves which extract the dirt and foreign bodies away from the diamond. Bubbles form by using special chemicals and these cling to the dirt that is discolouring the diamond and the sound waves pull the dirt away and force it up to the surface.
You may not notice the difference with the naked eye between a home-made cleaning method and the professional version, but there should be a difference in the sparkle of the diamond if you look up close.
If you want more advice or the chance to own your very own exquisite diamond earrings, then there’s one team to call.
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