Diamond earrings are beautiful and timeless accessories that can dress up any outfit. However, we find that many women who have these precious gems are too afraid to wear them due to the risk of losing or breaking them.
Just like any piece of fine jewelry, diamond earrings can last a lifetime if taken care of properly. Below there are some tips and tricks on how to take care of your diamond earrings.
Storing Diamond Earrings
When your diamond earrings are not being worn, it’s important to store them correctly, out of harm’s way. If you have drop or dangle earrings, we recommend storing the earrings flat. However, if your earrings are simple studs, you can store them flat or pinned to an earring holder.
Cleaning Your Diamond Earrings
Even if you don’t wear your earrings often, dust, oil, and powder can cake on your earrings causing them to look dull and worn. High-quality jewelry, such as diamond earrings are easy to clean if done often. To clean all you need is mild dish soap, a soft-bristled toothbrush, and warm water. Gently scrub your earrings with the toothbrush and soapy water, then rinse. Lastly, dry the earrings thoroughly before storing them in your jewelry box. If you wear your diamond earrings often, we recommend getting them cleaned professionally at least once a year.
Inspect Your Earrings
As with any quality piece of jewelry, diamond earrings should be inspected often. Inspect all prongs and wiggle your diamonds to ensure there isn’t any movement. If there is some movement, be sure to take the earrings to your reputable jeweler for a proper repair.
While we encourage you to wear your diamond earrings, there are occasions you shouldn’t wear them. You shouldn’t wear your fine jewelry while cleaning, showering, sleeping, or exercising. When wearing your fine jewelry during these activities you run the risk of damaging the prongs or causing a snag, which can result in a loose or missing diamond.
Get Your Earrings Professionally Inspected
If you own diamond earrings, it’s important to get into the habit of having your jewelry inspected by a certified jeweler. During the inspection, a jeweler will ensure the prongs are intact and will catch problems before they occur.
Luckily, if you’re in the Boston area, Bromfield Jewelers can inspect your diamond earrings to ensure they will last for years to come. If there are any problems, such as loose diamonds or broken prongs, our certified jewelers can repair your fine jewelry quickly and affordably. To learn more about our family-owned store or to schedule an appointment, give us a call or stop in.