Diamond Care


Bring your diamond jewelry in to your local Helzberg store any time for a complimentary cleaning and inspection.

Cleaning


  • Use jewelry polishing cloths - use jewelry polishing cloths for best results, but a svelte or old diaper can also work. The fibers in facial tissue or paper towels can actually cause scratches.
  • Clean jewelry with warm water - hot water can react with cleaning fluids and can lead to discoloration
  • Don't clean damaged jewelry - handling jewelry that is damaged, cracked or broken will most likely worsen the damage. If you find that a piece of jewelry is damaged, bring it in to your local Helzberg store for repair.



Wearing


  • Remove diamond jewelry during manual tasks - when in doubt, remove your jewelry during common manual tasks to prevent physical damage or exposure to chemicals or cleaning fluids.
  • Put diamond jewelry on after applying makeup - cosmetics, hairspray, perfumes and lotion can contain chemicals that can often damage jewelry.
  • Don't wear diamond jewelry in swimming pools or spas - the chlorine in pools and spas can react with jewelry metals causing color changes and even structural damage.


Storing


  • Store diamond jewelry carefully - place silver anti-tarnish strips in your storage container to absorb the oxidants that discolor and tarnish jewelry.
  • Use a jewelry case when traveling - cases are usually made of fabric or soft leather
  • Store diamonds separately - diamonds can scratch softer gems, so it's best to keep them in soft pouches inside your jewelry box.