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Why do so many of us love diamonds? Is it their shine? Maybe their versatility? Perhaps it’s just because they look nice. Or is it the glamorous names that endorse them?

Whatever the reason, diamond jewellery can be fabulous to wear – for anyone. Even better, specialists like F.Hinds can deliver a range of shapes and styles so you can find something to suit your personality.

Thanks to innovators, it’s never been easier to find the perfect piece. But just how can we keep these precious garments clean? We explore the three key ways to achieve this.

1. Cleaning

Regular cleaning can help your jewellery to retain its original glamour. For this, you’ll need a small squirt of washing up liquid and warm water. For optimum results, try blending 1 part of washing up liquid with 3 parts water.

If your jewellery piece is particularly dirty, you may want to soak it in this formula overnight. That way, you’ll be able to remove prominent grime. Also, this could enhance its shine.

Frequent cleaning is the best way to make your diamonds sparkle and helps to keep it looking new for longer.  

2. Maintenance

Diamond jewellery is often highly valuable to its owner. True, precious metals don’t generally rust. But wear them frequently in the sun, and they may fade over time. Likewise, place your jewellery by your window, and it may suffer a similar fate. Luckily, this can be easily avoided. You just need to store it wisely.

Tiffany ring
Diamonds may be a tough gem but a lack of care could diminish its value and sparkle.

Your jewellery storage space is completely up to you – whether it’s an organiser or a safety locker. What’s important is where you put this holder.

You’ll want to fully protect it from heat and the sun. For this reason, we suggest that you keep it in a dry place.

Stark temperature changes can affect gemstones, so it’s important to maintain your jewellery in a moderate heat at all times. Doing this could guarantee a secure storage method for your diamond jewellery – and help it to hold onto its look.

3. Advice

Few people are jewellery experts. So, if any issues arise with your diamond piece, it’s often best to visit a jeweller. They will be able to provide reliable advice on what to do next.

Similarly, they can check that your item is in pristine condition, and that its main components – like prongs and stones – are held properly in place.

Should you ever want to sell it, you could ask them to estimate its worth. This may be particularly useful if you received it as a gift, and therefore don’t know its original cost. Whether it’s to learn its value or to gain advice, a trip to a jeweller can be very worthwhile.

If they suit your taste, diamonds can be anyone’s best friend. And in jewellery, it’s usually great fun to wear. What’s more, it rarely looks less than beautiful.

With these tips, you can protect your piece – or pieces – fully. As a result, you’ll be able to make the most of this rare stone. 

This post was created in collaboration with F. Hinds.

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