The more you know about clarity enhanced diamonds, the greater will be your appreciation of them. You’ll also understand better why specific care methods are so important. Clarity enhanced diamonds are treated with a process of injecting a special optically-correct substance into each fracture or inclusion. This process is carried out under extremely high pressure in a laboratory, and it is expected to be permanent under most conditions. This is where using care in cleaning your clarity enhanced diamond ring is vital.
Guide to Proper Cleaning of Clarity Enhanced Diamonds
First, you will want to avoid using ammonia-based cleaners. Exposing a clarity enhanced diamond to this sort of acid may risk a degradation of the filling, causing it to eventually wear away. Many jewelry cleaning products on the market today are very strong and do contain ammonia—so look carefully before you buy. Make sure that no ammonia listed anywhere on its ingredients.
Avoid Coming Into Contact with Harsh Acids
Speaking of ammonia, did you know that many everyday household cleaning products also contain ammonia? When tackling household tasks, remove your clarity enhanced diamond jewelry or use rubber gloves while doing those chores. Does your work bring you in contact with any sort of acids on the job? If so, make sure you protect your clarity enhanced diamonds from exposure to those elements; and your diamond will thank you.
Easy DIY Cleaning Solution
You can also make your own cleaning solution to safeguard the beauty of your clarity enhanced diamonds for its lifetime. A mild solution of warm soapy water is an excellent way to freshen up your clarity enhanced diamond. Allow your jewelry to sit in the solution for about ten minutes. A baby toothbrush is perfect for loosening dirt and grim that has become attached to your jewelry. The small brush head and soft bristles of a baby toothbrush ensure that the metal won't become scratched during cleaning. Rinse after you’ve given your jewelry a thorough cleaning making sure you reach the underside of the diamond in its mounting. Air dry the item on a clean towel.
Repairing Your Clarity Enhanced Diamond Jewelry
During the life of your jewelry, there may come a time when you need your clarity enhanced diamond jewelry repaired for some reason. Before leaving your item, meet with the bench jeweler who will be doing the work if possible. Explain that the diamonds are clarity enhanced. He will then know exactly what precautions to take to safeguard your item. If your jeweler is not aware that your diamond is clarity enhanced, the bench jeweler may expose the item to the high temperature of a torch or other actions which have potential to allow the filling to come out. If that’s not possible to see the bench jeweler when you drop off your jewelry, have the jeweler to write “Clarity Enhanced Diamond” on the take in form.
These simple care techniques will keep your clarity enhanced diamond looking dazzling and new for your entire life and give you years of enjoyment. ♦