When you love someone, you want to get them something nice to show them how much you really care about them. However, diamonds can be very expensive. In 2019, the average cost of an engagement ring was nearly six thousand dollars! But the lab grown diamond averaged only $800-1000 per ring. Along with this cheaper price, they have a higher reflective index, which makes it shinier. They are also more durable than natural diamonds. They are still expensive, and most people can not afford to get new ones often, so how do you take care of lab created diamonds?
The best way is to keep them clean, but what is the best way to do that? There are a few options.
Using Warm Soapy Water
Of course, there’s the old fashion way of cleaning jewelry with good old soap and water. The most efficient way of doing this is by mixing about four cups of water and dishwashing detergent in a large container. After this, simply dip the jewelry into your solution and clean it for about a minute. Then allow the diamonds to sit and air dry.
Special Polishing Cloth
While it does not remove dirt as well as soap and water, specialized polishing cloths can be used to clean your jewelry without leaving any smudges or scratches. Take a quality cleaning cloth, similar to those used for glasses, and gently rub the synthetic diamond. This is a quick and easy way to ensure your jewelry’s cleanliness and reflexiveness.
Jewelry Cleaning Solution
There are a plethora of cleaning solutions made for these gems that you can buy in a store or online. Many stores will give you this solution when you buy something from them, especially when you buy a ring, and many of these cleaning products come with a special brush. Just make sure to read the directions carefully.
Besides soap and water, a very easy DIY way to clean these man-made diamonds is with white vinegar. Get a container and pour enough vinegar in it to completely submerse your diamonds and leave them in there for 15 minutes. Then, use a cloth or a small bristle brush to clean it. Finally, rinse with clear water.
If your synthetic diamonds are in really rough shape, you can take them to a jeweler or professional jewelry cleaner. While this method does cost some money, it is also perhaps the best way to clean them. With ultrasonic cleaners and other safe methods, you are assured to have clean diamonds without damage.
While one of the most popular ways to clean jewelry, steam cleaning also needs a little extra care. With this method, your diamond’s cleanliness will rival that of the professional cleaners in your area. By removing dirt from practically every nook and cranny, you will be hard-pressed to clean them better yourself. But you must be careful that the steam does not get too hot because it can have detrimental effects such as unsetting diamonds from their spot.
All of these methods will ensure that your $900 investment will be the envy of all for years to come. But, some methods work better for different types of jewelry and situations.