Friday, April 5, 2013

Xennox Diamonds 5 Tips For Cleaning Your Diamonds and Keeping Them Sparkling

Image taken from the wedding of Peter and Melissa
When you've exchanged rings with your loved one you know that you'll be wearing it constantly. But have you thought about the casual wear and grime that builds up on a diamond ring? Not to worry, here's what Xennox Diamonds suggests you do to keep your rings shiny and pretty.

1. Use near boiling water.
Cleaning your dishes with cold water wouldn’t be very effective, and it is the same with cleaning your jewellery. Hot water is perhaps the most essential ingredient, as it helps to break down any soap and hand cream which has accumulated on the jewellery. While it is a case of ‘the hotter the better’, I normally recommend just under boiling temperature. The melting points of gold and diamonds are much higher than 100 degrees Celsius.

2. Add a small amount of detergent
While almost any detergent that you have in the kitchen will do, a squirt of dishwashing liquid is ideal.

3. Use an old toothbrush to clean around diamonds
An old toothbrush is a great tool for getting into all those tricky areas. When using the toothbrush, use a dabbing motion rather than a scrubbing action. The dabbing motion will help the bristles to find their way underneath the diamond. 

4.Time to soak
Leave your rings/jewellery in the hot solution for around 5 minutes. Then after giving them a scrub, re-soak them for another 5 minutes if required.

5. Avoid using hand cream while your rings are on.
To keep your diamonds looking as bright as they can be for as long as possible, try removing your rings when you are putting on hand cream. When your hands are dry, it is safe to put your rings back on.

QB x
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