Jul 7, 2009
How to Clean Diamonds at Home
Before I learned this trick, I used to sent diamonds out to clean professionally and would buy diamond cleansing solution to clean at home from time to time. However, while at Chopard, a nice SA told me Windex, the blue solution we can buy by the gallon for, can be use to clean diamonds. So I did! I mix 1 part warm water to 1 part Windex and soaks a couple diamond rings in there for about 10 minutes to cut grease and loosen any dirt. Afterward, diamonds are cleaned with a soft brush, rinsed and dried with a clean towel. In the brushing process, do not press too hard to avoid damaging the setting. A gal does not need to be looking for her loose diamonds like a panicking bear. A family member once lost a 3 carat diamond because of a faulty setting.After I told gal pal, she informed me her SA at Tiffany told her the same thing. I am pretty convinced this works pretty well. This is a gift I got myself a few years back to celebrate a big birthday. I had it reset in platinum. How do you clean your diamonds and do you buy your own jewelry or do you wait for jewelry as a gift?