How to Clean Diamonds

Diamonds are meant to shine. And if you’re wondering how to clean diamonds at home, there are ways to carefully put the shine back in your stone. Whether an engagement ring, bracelet, earrings, or pendant, you can clean diamonds with just a few things you already have in the house. Chances are, you paid a pretty penny for your diamonds, and so you want to keep them shining bright. The experts at Dondero Jewelry in Vineland, NJ offer their tips on how to clean diamonds so they always look their best.

Here’s how to clean diamonds at home with a few household items to reveal your diamond’s fire.

How to Clean Diamonds

There are few ways to go about cleaning your diamonds. From household concoctions to store-bought solutions, there’s no one way to go when getting your diamond to shine. However, the simplest way to degrease a piece, such as an engagement ring, is to soak it in warm water with a few drops of mild dish soap, say the experts at Dondero Jewelry. After letting it soak, use a clean toothbrush to gently scrub away any excess dirt, then rinse and dry.

There are also commercial jewelry cleaners you can buy at the store. Many cleaners contain an ammonia mixture that helps clean your jewelry and gets your diamond to sparkle like new. 

Cleaning Your Diamonds Regularly

The trick to keeping your diamonds shining their brightest is to clean them on a regular basis. The longer you go without cleaning, the larger the build-up of oils, grease, and dirt that dull a diamond’s shine. You may not even notice how dirty your diamond is until it’s sparkling clean! Try to get into a routine of cleaning your diamond jewelry every few weeks so it’s always looking its best.

Getting a Professional Clean

Sometimes, getting your stone to sparkle is a job for the professionals. A professional polish  goes further than dipping your jewelry into warm water. The process often involves using different wheels to buff fine scratches in precious metals, such as platinum. And often times, jewelers will perform a prong and diamond inspection free of charge!

Want more tips on how to clean diamonds and keep your jewelry clean? Head over to to learn more about jewelry care for diamonds and gemstones, precious metals, and silver jewelry. Looking to purchase a new diamond ring, earrings, or necklace? Dondero Jewelry in Vineland, New Jersey has a selection that rivals any store in Philadelphia. Stop by their store location on Delsea Drive in Vineland to find your perfect diamond piece.

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