Do wipe your precious gemstone jewelry thoroughly with a clean, soft, damp  cloth after wearing. This will enhance the luster and assure that your  jewelry is clean before being stored. Store in a soft pouch when not  being worn.

Even though you may wear your diamond engagement ring 24 hours a day, you should  still give thought to its care.

Don’t wear it when you’re doing rough work. Even though a diamond is durable,  it can be chipped by a hard blow.

Don’t let your diamond come in contact with a chlorine bleach when you’re doing  household chores. It can damage and discolor the mounting.

Do our local jeweler at least once a year and have us check your ring and  other precious pieces for loose claw and wear of mountings.

When you’re not wearing diamonds and precious jewelry, they still require  attention.

Keep your precious pieces in a fabric-lined jewel case, or a box with compartments  or dividers.

If you prefer to use ordinary boxes, wrap each piece individually in tissue  paper
Don’t jumble your diamond pieces in a drawer or jewelry case, because diamonds  can scratch other jewelry – and can even scratch each other.

The packing of your diamonds and other precious pieces for travel should be  given care.

There are many types of carryalls,, especially designed for jewelry travel,  available in all price ranges. They come in all sizes, shapes and patterns.  Most have velvet pads inside to attach pins and earrings, and special  compartments for bracelets and necklaces.

Pack a small  plastic bottle of prepared jewelry cleaner with your cosmetics. Then  you can give your precious pieces a quick ‘shine-up’ any time.

Don’t leave your ring on the rim of a sink when you remove it to wash your hands.  It can easily slip down the drain.

Diamonds get smudged and soiled and dusty. Lotions, powders, soaps, even the natural  skin oils, put a film on diamonds and cut down their brilliance. Chemicals  in the air can discolor the mounting of precious jewelry.

Clean diamonds ‘glow’ because the maximum amount of light can then enter and  return in a fiery brilliance. It takes just a little care to keep them  that way. Here are four ways to clean diamonds. One of them is pretty  sure to fit the time, place and the job.

Prepare a small bowl of warm suds with any of the mild liquid detergents used  in the home. Brush the pieces with an eyebrow brush while they are in  the suds. Then transfer them to a wire tea strainer and rinse them under  running water. Pat dry with a soft lintless cloth.

Or  for a Cold WaterSoak : Make a half-and-half solution of cold water and  household ammonia in a cup. Soak the pieces 30 minutes. Lift Out and tap  gently around the hack and front of the mounting with an old soft toothbrush.  Swish in the solution once more and drain on tissue paper.

Quick-Drip 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.

Ultrasonic Cleaner : There are many types of small machines on the market that will  clean, in a matter of minutes, any piece of jewelry that can be dunked  in a liquid. They consist of a metal cup which you fill with water and  detergent. When the machine is turned on, a high-frequency turbulence  creates the cleaning action. Since each machine is slightly different,  read the instructions very carefully before use.