Some General Tips
1. Once a month take your ring off and put it to your ear, tap on the band to hear if you can detect the diamond rattling. If by chance it is, bring it straight back in so we can tighten or reinforce the setting.
2. If you are going to the gym and doing weights, better to leave your diamond in a secure place at home as this can mark and damage the band.
3. Creams, powders and soaps, along with your natural skin oils will give your diamond a film build-up. Air-borne chemicals can also slightly oxidize the setting. It’s important to give your ring a regular cleaning and there is a simple way we suggest doing this:
Simple Regular Cleaning
1. Put some window cleaner and luke warm water in a small bowl or cup and soak your diamond ring for a few minutes;
2. Get a soft toothbrush and give the diamond a gentle scrub to dislodge any dirt or grime;
3.Do a final rinse under warm running water (holding the ring firmly- its always good to have the plug in) and pat it dry with a soft, lint free cloth or blow dry with a cold air hairdryer.
NOTE: Cleaning method is the same for coloured gemstones however this does not apply to porous stones such as lapis, opal, turquoise, coral, pearls and jade which must not be soaked in water. If you are unsure please feel free to contact us.
Amalthea Diamonds offer an annual check and clean of your rings, especially for wear and tear on the settings to ensure its longevity.
While it’s true that diamonds are strong and nothing can scratch a diamond except another diamond, they can still chip or fall out of their setting without proper care and attention.
Gold and platinum are soft metals, which is why we use it to craft jewellery.
Unfortunately this also means that it can scratch easily and needs to be polished annually.
1. White gold rings need to be rhodium plated every 12 months. At this time we will also clean and polish your rings which will bring back the original shine and sparkle.
2. Platinum, yellow gold and rose gold bands, a clean and polish is needed every 12 months, no rhodium plating.
3. Pearls – re threading every couple of years ensures they look their best as the silk thread can stretch with wear. Avoid spraying perfumes, deodorants and creams near your pearls as they can discolour and affect the appearance of the pearl skin. The rule to always keep in mind when getting ready Pearls always go on last. A gentle wipe over with a soft dry cloth after every wear will keep them looking their best. Do not wear them in the ocean, shower or swimming pool./4. If you do use a cleaner only use jewelry cleaner labeled as safe for pearls.
5.DO NOT USE toothbrushes or hard abrasive material to clean pearls.
6. Never use dish detergent, bleaches, powdered cleansers, baking soda, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean pearls.