With increase in the standard of living in India, more and more people are opting to purchase luxury cars, big homes, and of course, diamonds! The Times of India states that, India is one of the largest markets for diamonds. With an 8% share for polished diamonds, the country is now the third largest diamond consumer in the world (Times of India, 2015).
While it is true that a diamond is the hardest precious stone on Earth, yet the mere touch of the human finger can cause dirt to collect and make this nearly indestructible gemstone quickly lose its sparkling appeal. And, what's a diamond without its sparkle. Keeping this in mind, here are three secret tips that will help you keep your diamonds sparkling:
See, Don't touch
Diamonds are natural magnets for grease, so they are not easy to maintain. When you touch a diamond, the oil from your finger cohere to the diamond's surface and affects its brilliance and fire, consequently diminishing its charm. So, while you can admire your jewel, try not to touch it much.
Clean, Clean, Clean
A simple yet affective plan to keep your dimond jewellery sparkling is to soak it in a gentle degreasing solution, such as water with a few drops of mild dish soap, once or twice a week. After you remove the jewel from the solution, use a soft, clean toothbrush to remove any remaining dirt. But, make sure that the toothbrush is new and reserved exclusively for cleaning your jewellery.
As Gentle as a Feather
While the diamond is known as a rock, you need to be as gentle as a feather while using it. Fragile settings, like older prongs in your diamond jewellery or a tension setting where the diamond is held in place by pressure from the shank, shouldn't be exposed to any force. Also, while cleaning these parts, you need to be careful that they aren't vigorously scrubbed, so be gentle with that toothbrush!
The key to a diamond's sparkle lies in its facets – which work like a series of many tiny mirrors reflecting light in and out of the stone. The best way to keep your diamonds sparkling is to regularly clean these facets, thus keeping your diamond jewellery in gleaming condition, all ready for the next occasion. After all, your presence will be as bright as the sparkle in your diamond.