Stone Set Jewellery Care
We at Jewellery by William.com feel customers need to know how to care for their stone set jewellery so they always look at their brilliant best.
It’s recommend they should be cleaned once a month to help maintain their luster and sparkle.
A moissanite or diamond as we know is one of the strongest substances known to man, but even so it still requires great care.
After all, that sparkling stone in your ring, pendant or earring has been lovingly chosen for you and should always be cared for in the same way.
Your jewellery has usually been made up of two remarkable components.
The first is obviously the moissanite or diamond, and the second is the precious metal it sits upon, this can be one of three materials: gold, palladium and of course platinum.
Although all these materials are tough they all do scratch in time, but remember this does not affect the integrity of the metal itself or indeed the diamond ring as a whole.
Regrettably moissanite and diamonds do attract grease, soap, skin oils and cosmetics whilst repelling water.
A greasy – dirty moissanite or diamond stops reflecting light and even looks smaller than a clean one.
So here are some basic methods we recommend to keep those stones shinning and full of luster:
- A Detergent Bath:
Prepare a small bowl of warm water suds made with any mild washing liquid. Brush the moissanite or diamonds gently with a soft toothbrush while they are in the suds.
Then use a wire strainer and rinse under warm running water and finish by pat drying on a soft, lint-free cloth.
- A Cold Water Soak:
This time you will need to prepare a 50% solution of cold water and 50% of household ammonia in a cup.
Soak the moissanite or diamond jewellery for 30 minutes and the lift out and gently tap around the back and front of the mounting with a small brush.
Swirl in the solution once again and drain dry on paper, there is no need to rinse under clean water.
- A Quick-Dip Method:
Purchase one of the brand propriety named liquid jewellery cleaners and follow the instructions as the manufacturer advises.
- Always avoid contact with chlorine bleach – it can pit or discolour the mounting
- Minimise the risk of damaging your ring, do not wear your jewellery whilst doing hard chores or sports and especially DIY – the ring can be damaged especially the setting and the stone could be chipped or dislodged by any of these activities.
- Do not mix or jumble all your jewellery together – diamonds and moissanites can scratch each other as well as damage other items, so try to keep them separate when storing your jewellery pieces.