What is the best way to care for my diamonds and precious gemstones? to be honest it is really quite straight forward and very simple! were you expecting it to be complicated and drawn out?
i will give you a tip that you can use at home. the best way for you to do this, is to
- take a shallow bowl, fill it with water that is just a tiny little bit too hot to touch
- add one cap full of cloudy ammonia
- one squirt of dish washing liquid
- let the article/s soak for a few minutes in the solution
- take an old toothbrush and GENTLY brush the ring or piece from all angles that will give you access to the stones
A VERY SERIOUS WORD OF WARNING
this will NOT work for any coloured stone that is green. for example, emeralds, green tourmaline, peridot and so on. green gemstones do NOT like heat, they will crack and or shatter if heat is applied to them.
this will NOT work for any porous gemstones, for example pearls, coral, lapis lazuli, turquoise etc. being porous they will soak up the ammonia which will completely dry them out AND take the colour and finish away from them making them look pastie and dull
what it WILL do very nicely for you, is this, you will be able to cut away the grease and grim that has built up on the back of the stones, which dulls the fire and brilliance of any diamond, or coloured gemstone. your jewellery will come back to life some what and the diamonds and gems will sparkle and scintillate once again.
Having said this, the absolute best way for you to keep your jewellery clean and sparkling is to bring it in to ESKAE and have it done professionally. at ESKAE we know which gemstones can and cant go near heat, or near ammonia, we will bring your jewellery back to its full life so that you are the envy of all your friends and family!
if you would like to have your jewellery looking brand new, and making you feel as great as the day you first wore it, send me an email at Sam@EskaeJeweller.com and we can arrange an appointment for you to be dazzling and sparkling again!
P.S. even if your gold jewellery is looking a little bit dull and worn, bring it to me and i promise you will have a renewed piece of jewellery that you can show off, and everyone will think it is brand new!