While they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, learning how to clean a diamond best friend can turn that best friend into a girl’s worst enemy. Not only does cleaning a diamond take a bit of skill, but it also takes special cleaning solvents, and these solvents traditionally come from a jeweler who specializes in knowing how to clean diamonds.

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Glittering just like the day you received it!

Two Homemade Diamond Cleaning Solvents

According to the history of diamonds, those who do not like to work with chemical solvents also have a choice of using some homemade solutions as well. In fact, by using the latest information about diamonds and the latest diamond resources, you can learn how to clean diamonds using the traditional tricks of the trade or homemade solutions that will have your diamonds shining and at their most beautiful in no time.

Glass Cleaner and Detergent: One tried and tested home-based diamond cleaning solution includes one that you make using an ammonia-based glass cleaner and a detergent cleanser, such as Ivory because it is gentle and will not react with the ammonia.

  1. 1) Fill a bowl with water as hot as your hands can stand. Wear rubber gloves so you can make it even hotter and so you can protect your hands from the glass cleaner. Add Ivory to the water and mix thoroughly.
  2. 2) Add the diamond jewelry you want to clean and allow to soak for at least 10 minutes. For dirtier diamonds, allow to sit longer, up to 20 minutes.
  3. 3) Using an old toothbrush, or other soft brush, scrub the diamonds gently and then rinse with the same detergent solution.
  4. 4) If some dirt remains, repeat the process until it is gone. Then allow to air dry, or use a microfiber or lint free cloth to dry.
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With just a few minutes you can make your diamond sparkle!

Toothpaste: While some people claim that using toothpaste is a no-no for cleaning diamonds, some toothpastes are ok, such as a sensitive formula. Some use the toothpaste method when they start learning how to clean diamonds because it is accessible and cheap. Using paste-based toothpaste because it contains gentle abrasives, rub a small amount on the diamond with your fingers. Make sure the entire diamond is covered, and brush with a soft-bristled brush. Rinse with water and then dry the diamonds with a clean, soft, lint free cloth to reveal a beautiful shine.

Because the paste contains cleaning ingredients that make it foam in our mouths, those ingredients help to remove the dirt actively when rubbing it on the diamond. The best part is that paste-based toothpaste is also great – and safe to use –to clean gold as well, so the setting can be just as beautiful as the diamond.

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