Over time, diamond jewelry can become a treasured family heirloom if it is cared for properly.
Preventing Wear and Tear
You can keep your bracelet in good condition longer and it should require less maintenance if you exercise some precautions when you wear it. For instance, do not wear your bracelet in the swimming pool or hot tub, because the chemicals can cause damage. Additionally, remove the bracelet when you clean the house, because cleansers can also damage the bracelet.
The bracelet should require less cleaning if you exercise several precautions. To keep sweat and dirt from soiling the cord, remove the bracelet when you work out or engage in vigorous activities, such as jogging, hiking, or rock climbing. You should also remove the bracelet while you sleep, as well, while using care when applying hand or body lotion, perfume, and other cosmetics that can stain the cord. It is best to remove the bracelet when you perform these functions, as well as when you shower or bathe.
Cleaning a Must Bracelet
Even with the above precautions, your Must Bracelet can become dirty over time. Skin oils, dust, and dirt in the environment can dull the cord, and how you clean the bracelet depends on the materials it contains. You can wipe it clean with a damp, soft cloth. Make sure to wipe both the inside and outside of the bracelet, and allow it to dry completely before wearing it again.
Between professional servicing, most gold jewelry can be maintained with a non-abrasive cleaner. Avoid exposing gold jewelry to household bleach, which will quickly cause gold to discolor and possibly disintegrate.
Certain basic precautions should be taken with all of your jewelry. However, some gemstones, as outlined in this section, require special care.
Take care to protect your jewelry from impact against hard surfaces and avoid contact with abrasive surfaces. Even a diamond can chip if hit with enough force or at just the right angle. Many stones such as amethyst, emerald are very delicate and easily abraded. Gemstones can scratch other gemstones and wear away at precious metals. Therefore, avoid stacking those rings and bracelets that would be vulnerable to such abrasion. Extreme temperatures, perfumes, cosmetics, ultrasonic cleaning and household chemicals can also damage diamond jewelry.
To clean the diamond, use a mild solution of six parts water to one part ammonia and apply with a soft bristle brush.