Caring for Your Diamond Ring

Bridal jewelry, such as engagement rings and wedding bands are typically worn daily, and can appear like they've lost their sparkle if not cleaned on a regular basis. Lotions put film on diamonds and reduce their shininess. Don't wear diamond jewelry while doing rough work. Avoid chlorinated pools and hot tubs. Avoid touching diamonds with your fingers, as smudges can affect a diamond's luster and fire.

Sparkle Your Diamonds: Expert Cleaning Tips

Diamonds are forever, but what should you do to take care of them? Here are a few of our professional tips to LOVE your ring everyday.

  • Clean Regularly: Engagement rings and wedding bands, are worn daily and are susceptible to collecting dirt, oils, and debris from everyday activities. Regular cleaning with your complementary jewelry cleaner is ideal to keep sparkle of your diamonds.
  • Take Off for Rough Activities: Diamonds & gold are incredibly durable, but they're not indestructible. Engaging in rough or strenuous activities while wearing your diamond jewelry can increase the risk of scratching or wearing the gold, or even dislodging the stones. To avoid damage, it's essential to remove your jewelry before activities such as gardening, exercising, or handling heavy objects.
  • Avoid Lotion and Cream: Lotions, creams, and other skincare products can leave a residue on your diamonds, creating a film that obscures their brilliance. Additionally, these products can accumulate in the settings, making it more difficult to clean your jewelry effectively. To maintain the shine of your diamonds, it's important to remove your jewelry before applying lotions or creams and to clean them regularly to remove any buildup.
  • Avoid Chlorinated Pools and Hot Tubs: Chlorine, commonly found in swimming pools and hot tubs, can be harsh on both the metal in your jewelry. Extended exposure to chlorine can cause discoloration, tarnishing, or even structural damage to the metal components of your ring. To protect your jewelry, it's best to remove it before swimming or soaking in chlorinated water.
  • Prevent Finger Smudges: The natural oils and dirt present on your fingers can transfer onto the surface of your diamonds when touched, leaving behind smudges that detract from their brilliance. When necessary, use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe away any smudges and restore the sparkle of your jewelry.
  • Get Professional Cleaning and Inspection: You can clean and care for your jewelry at home with our complementary jewelry cleaner but, there may still be dirt, grime, or damage that requires professional attention. Bringing your ring to be professionally cleaned and inspected every six months ensures the ultimate sparkle. Additionally, regular inspections allow jewelers to identify and repair any loose stones, worn prongs, or other issues that could lead to more significant damage if left untreated. We recommend coming to our store locations in Logan or Brigham City, or visit your local jewelry store for maintenance and care.

By following these tips and incorporating regular professional maintenance, you can ensure that your diamond jewelry remains radiant and beautiful for years to come. If you have questions, feel free to contact one of our diamond experts at S.E. Needham Jewelers, and we will be happy to provide all the information you need to help you keep your diamonds in great shape.