Once you have made that very special purchase, give a thought to care. Diamonds are forever, but they must be kept clean to assure their most brilliant performance, put away carefully between wearings, and packed well to travel.
Diamonds get smudged and soiled and dusty. Lotions, powders, soaps, and even natural skin oils put a film on diamonds and cut down their brilliance. Chemicals in the air can discolor the mountings of precious jewelry.
Diamonds should be cleaned so that the maximum amount of light can then enter and return in a fiery brilliance. It just takes a little care to keep them that way.
The Quick-Dip Method: Buy one of the brand-name liquid jewelry cleaners with its kit, choosing the kind most useful to you. Read the label and follow its instructions. Don't touch your clean diamonds with your fingers. Handle your jewelry by its edges.