How to care for
your diamond guide

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Diamonds can be as old as the earth itself, and are one of the hardest gems on earth, however, they still need to be treasured and cared for to keep them sparkling. We have curated some of the best tips and tricks to care for your diamond jewellery to ensure that it will keep shining Forever.

Keep your diamond jewellery sparkling

From the moment it was discovered, a diamond has been on an incredible journey of discovery, and less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are eligible to become a De Beers Forevermark diamond. To keep your diamond jewellery sparkling, it’s important to extend the same level of diamond care that past experts and master craftsmen have given. As the love your diamond symbolises is unique and must be nurtured, your diamond's signature sparkle must be cared for.

Protecting your diamond jewellery

Your diamond jewellery may become exposed to harsh chemicals or abrasive solutions. Whether it is wearing perfume, applying sunscreen, washing up, or simply using hairspray, these chemicals can erode or dull metal settings. It is sometimes best to remove your jewellery, or wear protective clothing. 

Handling your diamond ring

Specifically when removing rings, you should always ensure to pick it up by its band, not by the stone or setting. This will help to keep the diamond secure in its setting as well as preventing natural oils from your hands building up around the stone.

For a simple way to clean your diamond ring at home, use hot soapy water and gentle brushing with a soft-bristle toothbrush.

Use a solution of one-part ammonia to six-parts water, rinsing well to renew the brightness.

Shop-bought non-abrasive jewellery cleaners are a good alternative to brushing. Make sure the cleaner is safe to use on your ring metal, as well as on the diamond itself. After cleaning, rub gently with a soft cloth to accentuate your diamonds shine.

It's recommended that you take your diamond to an authorised jeweller for professional cleaning once every six months. The jeweller can also inspect your ring for any weakness or trauma, making sure that the diamond remains safe in its setting.

Storing your diamond jewellery

Due to their natural hardness, diamonds can damage other gemstones, metals, and even other diamonds. To keep the best diamond quality care, if you need to take your diamond jewellery off, it's always best to store it separately from your other jewellery.

Where possible, always store your diamond jewellery correctly in its box. Alternatively, keeping your diamond jewellery in individual soft cloth pouches will also protect them from any harm.

It’s important to protect your jewellery box so that it can continue to keep your diamond safe. We recommend you store your jewellery box in a dry, cool and secure location.

Keeping your diamond jewellery safe

From the moment you receive it, your diamond holds a lifetime of memories to be made and dreams to be had.

Whilst nothing can replace the sentimental value of your diamond jewellery, you can protect its monetary value by insuring it (Link to DER Certification page) against loss, theft, or damage.

Many insurers offer specific insurance policies for jewellery, which offer many benefits over other types of coverage.

A promise of Forever

Caring for your diamond jewellery is more than just keeping your diamond’s sparkle shining bright. Set to last a lifetime, it shows your commitment and care. A promise of your future and your Forever.


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