Diamond Care & Cleaning Guide

Diamond Care & Cleaning Guide

One result of the diamond formation process is its incredible durability. Therefore, “a diamond is forever” is the most popular slogan. 

Durability is a diamond’s ability to withstand wear, heat, and chemicals. Durability consists of three properties: toughness, hardness, and stability. Toughness means how well a gemstone resists chipping and breaking. Hardness is about how well a gemstone resists scratches and abrasion. Stability describes how well a diamond resists temperature changes and chemicals. 

Diamonds can be cleaned with lint-free cloths, commercial jewelry cleaning products, and household detergents. Harsher cleaning methods are not recommended, including powdered abrasive household cleaners, ultrasonic cleaners, and steam cleaners.

We recommend caring for your diamond jewelry with a gentle solution of mild soap and warm water. Soak your jewelry in the solution for 15 to 30 minutes and then use a soft toothbrush and gently scrub your jewelry to make it really shine. Do not scrub too hard on your jewelry pieces as this can increase the likelihood of side diamonds coming loose.