The Ultimate Sparkle: Proper Care and Cleaning Of Your Fine Jewelry
Proper care and regular maintenance for your fine jewelry is important, just like caring for your car or home. We recommend that your Washington Diamond jewelry comes in at least every year for free routine checkups. A visit usually takes less than thirty minutes and is done while you wait.
One of our goldsmiths will inspect your jewelry. Then prongs will be tightened and the piece will be polished so it that looks brand new.
Lastly, they will give your jewelry a 'spa treatment' by cleaning it with a combination of an ultrasonic and steam cleaner.
This is a great benefit that keeps your jewelry in pristine condition and looking great all the time. Don't be one of those people who lets gunk build-up under your diamonds and lets it sit there for years; you'll be losing out on the full beauty of your jewelry and the compliments of admirers.
Please don't delay coming in for your regular cleaning, polishing, and inspection.
Between cleanings in the store, we recommended exercising regular at-home care. Clean your jewelry at least once a week with a soft toothbrush and Ultra DawnⓇ, making sure to pay close attention to any open areas near prongs or underneath your diamonds. Be sure to let any freshly-cleaned jewelry dry thoroughly overnight to prevent moisture from getting trapped and irritating your skin.
Fine jewelry should be treated as such and shouldn’t be worn in certain environments, such as the gym, during regular chores like cleaning, gardening or other dirt-prone activities.
Taking care of your precious pieces now will ensure that they will last for future generations.
In addition to our professional cleaning service, there are many things you can do to keep your jewelry clean and protected: First, store your fine jewelry in ring or jewelry boxes or protective pouches. This is especially important for all gemstone rings and pearls. Do not use strong household cleaners on any jewelry! Ammonia, chlorine bleach, and other chemical detergents are too strong for jewelry. Mild liquid soaps and warm water work best.
Also, while diamonds, sapphires, and rubies are safe to be put into an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner, not all gems are. A soft bristle brush or toothbrush can be used to remove dirt and debris from the underside of your other gemstones. They may be softer, but using a toothbrush will not harm them. If you have any questions or concerns, call us! We are your personal jewelry experts and we are here to help, always.
All it takes is one phone call to schedule your service: Call Washington Diamond at 703-536-3600
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