Care and Cleaning of your Jewelry

Care & Cleaning

The best way to clean jewelry at home is by mixing one part ammonia, three parts water, and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Use an old toothbrush to gently scrub underneath the gemstones and around prongs. Rinse with warm water. Pat dry with a soft, lintfree cloth.

  • Do not use bleach.
  • Do not use for opal or pearl jewelry
  • Do not drop jewelry into sink!


  • Don’t let your diamond come in contact with chlorine bleach when you’re doing housework. It won’t hurt the diamond, but it can pit or discolor the mounting.
  • Don’t wear your diamond when you’re gardening, doing rough work or the dishes. Even though a diamond is the hardest natural substance known, it can be chipped by a hard blow along its grain.
  • Do not jumble your diamond pieces in a drawer or jewelry box. Because of their hardness, they can scratch other jewelry and gemstones.

Remember to bring your diamonds to Gallery of Diamonds for a check-up every three months.  We enjoy cleaning your jewelry for free. We also check for loose prongs and signs of wear. To clean your jewelry, we use an ultra sonic cleaner (A small machine with a metal cup which you can fill with water and detergent. It creates a high frequency turbulence which actually “shakes” dirt particles loose from underneath gemstones and the undergallery.) Our secret cleaning formula is a hot solution of lemon scented ammonia, water, and Spic and Span®.