Here at Zillion, we’re quite fond of diamonds. We’ve even authored blog posts on the history behind their formation, cultivation, cutting, and wearing — along with their starring roles in film, music, and professional sports.
So yes, we love diamonds. And we love providing you with affordable, reliable, easy-to-use insurance policies for all your beloved diamond jewelry pieces.
We’re also quite keen on providing tips that assist you in properly caring for your beloved diamond jewelry — especially since we’ve all become quite adept at staying safe and productive at home in recent years. Let’s take a closer look at how to make sure our treasured diamond jewelry does the same, shall we?
Safe at Home
Believe it or not, there’s quite a bit you can do at home right this very minute to ensure proper care of your diamond ring, necklace, bracelet, or other jewelry piece. It starts with simple cleaning that you can – and really should – do daily. At the end of each day, you can rub your jewelry softly against an equally soft cloth such as chamois or flannel. This will help keep it sparkling and free of potentially harmful lotions, dirt, and skin oils. Less frequent, ideally monthly cleanings can consist of soaking your jewelry in a mixture of warm water and dishwashing liquid — then using a soft toothbrush to scrub it clean (focusing especially intently on your diamond’s backside). If you want to mix in weekly or bi-weekly soaking sessions, you can let your jewelry sit in a mixture of soap and cold water for around half an hour, then let it air dry.
Let’s face it. Diamonds are special. By their very nature, diamonds aren’t really meant to mingle too closely with more “common” jewelry pieces — or everyday, ordinary substances. By storing your diamond jewelry away from other jewelry (perhaps even in a fabric-lined jewelry case or special pouch), you’ll help avoid unsightly scratches. By doing your best to never leave it lying around on a bathroom countertop or shelf, you’ll help avoid contact with chemicals found in things like perfume, hairspray, deodorant, and air freshener. These substances will inevitably and gradually dull your diamond’s sheen and brilliance — but only if you let them. Exposure to excess sunlight and extreme temperatures will also conspire to dim your diamonds’ natural majesty.
Handle with Care
When handling diamonds, it’s best to always be careful. In fact, it’s wise to go the extra mile, and be gentle with these truly precious gemstones. You’ll also want to remove any diamond jewelry when doing “dirty work” such as gardening, cleaning, home renovation, or the like. As we touched on briefly above, if you’re heading out into harsh elements that include extreme sunshine or severe temperatures, it’s best to be extra careful with your precious diamond jewelry. While you’re at it, make sure to always keep it out of the shower and away from the sink, too.
When you want a job done to the best degree possible, it’s best to entrust a professional with the task at hand. The same can be said when it comes to cleaning your diamond jewelry. Here are a few helpful tips on turning to the pros to deliver an extra-special (and protective) level of care and cleaning.
Professional Cleaning and Polish
It’s still wise to take every precaution possible as we continue to navigate our pandemic-altered landscape together. You might want to consider making a safe trip to your purchasing jeweler to experience a higher level of truly professional diamond cleaning and polishing. Many jewelers offer cleaning services for diamonds purchased on their premises, and these services often include specialized steam cleaning. Your jewelry may also offer to polish your diamond jewelry for you. This is typically done using another specialized instrument like a high-speed polishing wheel. Simply put, these are the kind of tools you can’t just break out and use yourself at home. The end result will be a diamond jewelry piece that’s free of unsightly scratches and scuffs — and shinier and more brilliant than it’s been in many moons. And who doesn’t love that?
Extra Layers of Care: Jewelry Insurance from Zillion
Want to ensure even more protective care for your valued diamond engagement ring or other diamond jewelry piece? Make sure to insure it against any accidental damage, theft, or loss. Zillion is here to help you do just that — while making your entire jewelry insurance experience as affordable, easy, and pain-free as possible. That includes our claims process, should you ever require help filing a claim on lost or stolen jewelry.
It’s equally easy to start the entire jewelry insurance process with us. Simply visit the Zillion home page today to get your fast, free quote!