There are several ways to take care of your diamond jewelry. When trying to polish the surface of your diamonds, the employment of materials like paper, coarse polyester or others are sure to graze the surface of your jewelry with small scratches, taking away the shine that an undamaged exterior possesses. Be sure to always use a pure cotton cloth for this purpose to avoid any kind of abrasion to the surface.
It is important that you take care of your diamond and gold jewelry before you go into a swimming pool because it contains bleaching powder which impairs the jewelry permanently. Bleaching powder has a permanent effect on all metals including gold and also on diamond. The damage caused thus would be beyond repair.
Contrary to popular belief, toothpastes do not help in cleaning of jewelry – in fact it imparts fine abrasions to the surface. When cleaning your jewelry put it in slightly soapy water for 2-3 minutes and then dry it completely before putting it away in an airtight plastic bag. Avoid contact with alcohol or acetones to prevent irreversible chemical reactions, and also, keep your jewelry in separate soft lined containers. Always get your jewelry checked annually to complete this care regime.