Simple Tips for Taking Good Care of Your Diamond Jewelry

Diamond is the most precious friend of a girl. It brings with it joy and elegance, and we could not ask for anything more beautiful than a diamond ring. Even though we all have studied in our schools that diamond is the hardest natural substance, it still has chances of getting a little vulnerable when it is pinned to a necklace, ring, or a bracelet. Therefore, taking extra care of your diamond jewelry is significant to prevent it from cracking or spoiling.

Here we are discussing some simple steps that you should embrace in your everyday routine in order to keep your diamond jewelry good as new for a long long time!

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  • Remove Jewelry While You are Working

Whether you are cleaning your house, gardening, lifting some heavy-duty stuff, exercising in the gym, or even playing a sport that requires you to move a lot – you must take your jewelry off before performing any of these heavy tasks. This way, you will have lesser chances of knocking it, dropping it, as well as it will be safe from any cleaning chemicals that you might use during your cleaning hours. Also, the chances of your diamond to loosen up are high when you are busy in some hard-core exercise or sports activity, so it is always better to take it off during such tasks.

  • Keep it Clean

It is impossible for your precious diamond ring to not get any dirt from the environmental pollution, no matter how much cautious you are. But that doesn’t mean you should feel heartbroken – you can

  1. In order to clean your diamond jewelry, always make sure you are holding it by the edges and not directly touching the diamond part.
  2. Once you know how to hold it properly, take a toothbrush with soft bristles. You can even use a makeup brush (lipstick or eye-shadow brush) to clean your diamond. Just make sure the makeup brushes you are using don’t have any makeup on them.
  3. Take a bowl and mix some warm water with mild detergent. Mostly, jewelry stores apply diluted ammonia on jewelries to clean them. Therefore, try a substitute if you don’t have diluted ammonia.
  4. Gently scrub off any dirt from the jewelry with the help of your brush. The warm water will gradually help to wash away any damaging oil.
  5. Just be careful around the metal part of your jewelry, because some metals tend to discolor when they come in contact with cleaning fluids.
  6. Take out your jewelry from the mixture and gently scrub it with a brush again until you are satisfied that no dirt or oil is left on it.
  7. A fine-mesh strainer is best to rinse your jewelry.
  8. Pat the jewelry dry with the help of some soft cloth.

You can always take your diamond jewelry to a professional jeweler once a year in order to make sure its mounting and prongs are all set, and the stones are in place.

Choose the Best Diamond Earrings with These Tips

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If a man’s heart is through his tummy, a woman’s heart is through some expensive diamond jewelry, and there are no ifs and buts about it. You want to make your woman happy? Buy her a fancy diamond bracelet, a necklace, or even diamond earrings if you are willing to make her day even better. But even women get confused which earrings they should choose whilst they are at the jewelry store, because the options are plentiful and every single one seems beautiful.

If you are willing to buy a pair of earrings for yourself or want to gift it to someone, then follow the simple tips mentioned below:

The Right Design

The hardest part we go through after stepping inside a jewelry shop is to pick the right design, because there are so many options to choose from. You always get confused whether to buy the dangling ones, or the studs, or whether you should skip all these and customize a pair of your own choice.

Here’s what you need to do – before making a decision, keep in mind why you want a pair anyway. Is there some wedding or formal event that you want to attend? If so, go for the dangling earrings as they give more of a fancy look with its intricate designs. You can always choose from designs like chandeliers, semi hoops, hoops, and dangling gemstones when it comes to dangling earrings.

But if you are willing to invest on earrings that you can wear on daily bases, to your workplace or to a casual lunch with your colleagues, then you should definitely go for the stud ones as they present a more elegant look.

Look for the Setting

Select the best setting for your diamond earrings is another major step that you should keep in mind. There are plenty of options to choose from – there are metals like gold, platinum, silver, and rose gold. If you have normal skin then any metal will be good for you. But if you have a sensitive skin, it is better to choose platinum as it is more subtle.

4 Cs to Ponder Over

It is hard for us normal people to ponder over every significant detail of diamond jewelry in order to stay away from deception, but we can always try. Cut, color, carat, and clarity are the four Cs we are talking about here. When it comes to color, there are varieties of tints that you can find, but we always refer you to buy the eternal, crystal white diamond. When it comes to cut, choose the one you like – round and princess shape cuts are more popular. Clarity can only be judged through naked eye. Carat is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs; the higher the carats the higher the value of the diamond.

Once you are satisfied with all of these details, you can get a perfect pair for yourself.

And lastly, don’t forget to keep your personality in mind while going through the various designs. Your jewelry should reflect the type of personality you embrace.

Popular Diamond Cuts for Engagement Rings

When proposing someone special, the cut and the shape of a diamond ring matters a lot. Today, in the market, there are various diamonds available in unique shapes and choosing the right one so that it suits your loved one’s expectations can sometimes be very difficult.

Different shapes have different optical characteristics. If you are in search of a diamond that has specific properties like fire or brightness, then there are few that might fit your criteria. Following are some of the traditional shapes:

Round

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A round diamond has two facets: 58 with Culet and 57 without Culet. A hundred year old pattern, the design has withstood about everything. It is also known as the most balanced diamond, because it gives you good value for its cut, clarity, color and weight.

Ideal (AGS) / Excellent (GIA) Cut Diamonds

Terms set by leaders in gemology and diamond grading, excellent and ideal cut diamonds are some of the best stones. These diamonds exhibit scintillation, fire, sparkle, and brightness. When looked under a magnifying glass, these are the best stones as compared to others.

Ideal Arrows and Hearts Diamonds

H & A diamonds are the zenith of a 57-facet pattern cutting. They have a flawless optical symmetry and have the best ideal cut.

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Princess Diamonds

Princess shape or more commonly known as the ‘square’ shaped diamond; is a beautiful diamond that has many tiny sparkles. AGS has now created a standard for ideal cut princess diamonds, which help you easily to purchase this diamond. Since square shape is almost identical to round shape, sometimes customers get confused. The depth of a princess shape can be determined by table measurement. A princess shaped diamond usually has range of 60% to 73% and a depth of 65% to 75%.

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Radiant

Rectangular Radiant

One of the strongest shapes, rectangular diamonds is the epitome of radiant beauty. Its beauty comes from a balance between light leakage and well-distributed light return. The balance of these two gives the contrast between darks and lights in the stone, which produces that beautiful “crushed ice” look in these radiant cut stones.

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Cushion

Cushion is categorized in to three different types of diamond cuts:

Antique

This diamond cut looks like as if it was carved out by hand. The diamond’s facets are chunky and wide. Not perfect as others, these diamonds have large culets, which are visible. However, the antique diamond cut has a world of romance and charm, which modern diamonds do not contain.

Modern Cushion – Crushed Ice

Having an almost princess look, this diamond is made for those people who love sparkly and glittery stones. The crushed ice diamond has a silver glittery look with small fiery pinpoints.

Hybrid Modern Cushion

The hybrid modern cushion diamond cut lies somewhere between the crushed ice’s appearance and the large antique facets, hence the name. It is the most popular cut amongst the three as it contains a perfect combination of fire and flash and glittery brightness.

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Emerald

These diamonds got their name due to their step pattern cut. A classic cut, it has a ‘pool’ like look, which draws the attention of the viewer towards the stone.

Asscher

Also known as a square emerald, it has the facet pattern of a step cut. The Asscher diamond cuts are known for producing a fierier look than the square emeralds. The passion that this stone brings is the reason it is so popular amongst engagement rings.

Heart / Pear / Oval / Marquise

Some of the most rare diamonds, these diamonds are considered as the most expensive diamonds due to their cut and clarity.

“The key to a diamond’s glittery appearance and fiery passion lies in the shine of a light”. Meaning – A diamond’s beauty can be recognized when photographed under the correct lighting.

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