Diamonds are the hardest substance on earth. They are uniquely resistant to damage by heat or scratching, and can be cut or polished only by another diamond — but an extremely hard blow to the girdle can cause a diamond to chip. By having your diamond set in a relatively protective setting, and remaining conscious of it on your finger, you can keep your diamond intact for a lifetime. Exposure during ordinary wear to perspiration and household chemicals, like chlorine and hairspray, can cause buildup that dulls the surface of a diamond. We suggest periodic cleanings to keep the diamond brilliant and refractive.
Cleaning Your Diamonds
A solution of one part ammonia and six parts water can be used to clean diamond jewelry at home. If cleaning by hand, gentle scrubbing with a soft brush should loosen most dirt and greatly increase the brilliance of the diamond, but be careful not to scratch the metal of your setting. Once a year, it is a good idea to have your diamond cleaned and have the security of the setting checked. Mr. Clean and warm water work very well. At La Mode Fine Jewellers we offer free cleaning and polishing on all your purchases so you are welcome to stop by anytime, It usually takes about five minutes to have your jewellery professionally cleaned.
Storing Your Dimond Jewellery
We recommend that all diamond jewellery is stored individually in soft cloth pouches or in it's original jewellery box when not being worn to prevent the diamond or diamonds from scratching or dulling other jewellery.