Diamonds are famously reputed to be the
hardest substance on earth. This natural toughness undoubtedly accounts for
their appeal in jewelry, most notably in diamond anniversary bands that memorialize
never-ending love. But this does not mean they are unbreakable. Even diamonds
can chip or scratch when struck at the right angle.
This blog explores practical advice that you
can follow to keep your diamond anniversary band intact for years.
You should regularly clean your diamond
anniversary band so that it maintains its sparkle. The build-up from
lotions, powders, soaps, and natural skin oils can dull diamonds' surfaces over
time, leading them to lose their shine.
To clean your ring, use a soft toothbrush
(preferably one dedicated solely to jewelry cleaning) with warm water and mild
dish soap. Ensure you gently scrub around the prongs or setting, as these areas
are more likely to trap dirt.
For a more thorough cleaning at home, you can
soak your band in an ammonia-based solution. Mix one part ammonia with six
parts water, then allow your band to sit in this mixture for about 15-20
minutes. Afterward, gently scrub and rinse it with warm water before letting it
Since people often wear anniversary bands
daily, normal tear and wear may result in loosening stones' settings. Regular
examination of the ring is critical in ensuring all diamonds remain intact.
Twisting any loose stones gently with fingers can reveal any movement.
If any loose stones or settings seem to be
moving out of position, have the band repaired by an expert jeweler. By being
proactive now, you might save yourself from losing valuable diamonds at some
Cleaning and Check-up
Even though you should clean your ring at home
as often as possible, don't bypass professional help. Plan for a professional
ring cleaning and check-up twice a year or annually based on its wear.
Professionals have specialized tools and
knowledge to perform deep cleanings and inspections, ensuring the band
continues shining and the diamonds remain secure. They can also identify
potential problems early, reducing the chance of diamond loss or other damages.
4. Safe Storage
Just like the cleaning and regular inspection,
storing your diamond anniversary band properly when you are not wearing it is
equally important. Don't keep it with other jewelry in a box.
Instead, store the band in a separate box or
fabric-lined pouch. If you have several bands or rings in one box, do not stack
them or intertwine them with other jewelry because diamonds can scratch each
Although diamond anniversary bands can be worn
daily, they may not be suitable for all situations. Do not wear your band
during activities such as going to the gym or even doing heavy housework like
Also, pool chemicals and dishwashing can discolor
metals and damage their surface. It is always advisable that during these
activities, you take off your wedding
bands and keep them safe.
The diamond anniversary band you have is not just a piece of jewelry. It is more than that; it symbolizes love, memories, and shared commitment. If properly taken care of and attended to, it will continue to shine and last forever, just like your loving relationship.
Remember, the goal is to keep it looking as breathtaking as the day it first signified your everlasting bond. Cleaning regularly, check-ups, professional visits, proper storage, and knowing when to remove it will make its beauty last long.