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How to Clean Your Diamonds

How to clean diamonds

Cleaning diamonds doesn't exactly sound like a budget fashion topic, but taking care of the things that matter most is certainly important for the budget-conscious fashionista. In other words, we may not have a lot of them, but when we do get our hands on a diamond, we want to make sure she shines and looks her best at all times. Which is why I rely on domestic goddess Martha Stewart when cleaning my diamond stud earrings--her trusted method provides a simple, cost-effective way to keep that ice gleaming. Here's how Martha says you should clean your diamond jewelry:

"A cold-water soak is an effective method to clean diamonds. Use six parts cold water to one part household ammonia, soak for 30 minutes, and drain on paper."

How do you care for your diamond jewelry?

The only thing I'd add is to save old toothbrushes. When you swap out after 3 months (which I hope everyone is doing!), keep the castoffs. They're fabulous for scrubbing anything with embedded gems that might have accumulated dirt or muck.

P.S. BB, I got a little charge out of seeing the Dominick's bottle. I'm such a weirdy. ;-)
#1 Sal (Homepage) on 2008-08-13 12:20 (Reply)
But be careful when using a toothbrush Sal. This can sometimes loosen the prongs of the setting and may cause the diamond to fall out.
#1.1 WhiteAzalea (Homepage) on 2008-08-14 00:04 (Reply)
Thanks for this great tip! I was looking for a way to keep my engagement ring clean. :-)
#2 Anusha (Homepage) on 2008-08-13 19:20 (Reply)
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