for Your Ring
- Store your diamond ring in a fabric-lined jewelry
box, away from heat and humidity. Keep your ring away from other
pieces of jewelry since diamonds can easily scratch other gemstones.
- Don't let your diamond come into contact with
chlorine bleach or other household chemicals that may pit or
discolor the mounting.
- Remove your ring when doing any type of rough
work such as housecleaning, gardening or sports. Although a
diamond is the hardest substance known to man, it can be chipped
- Clean your diamond regularly, using either
a commercial jewelry cleaner or a mixture of ammonia and water.
Dip the ring into the solution and use a soft toothbrush to
dislodge dust or dirt from the setting.
Reprinted with permission. This article originally
ran in The Daily Herald January 28, 2000.
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