Ensure the quality
Insist on a Jewellery Council Diamond Laboratory
Certificate to provide you with the characteristics of your
diamond. An exciting new Laser Inscription Service allows
you to personalise your diamond with a message that can be
lasered onto stones as small as 0.30 carats. For more info,
call The jewellery Association Of South Africa on (011) 880-1713
or e-mail email@example.com
Clean your diamond
A clean diamond not only reflects light better
but also looks bigger. Diamonds should be cleaned every month
to keep them at their brightest. Take your diamond to be cleaned
professionally or do a quick touch-up yourself. At home, prepare
a small bowl of warm, foamy water using a mild detergent.
Brush your pieces gently with a soft toothbrush, then place
them in a wire strainer and rinse under warm running water.
Dry with a soft cloth. You can use a liquid jewellery cleaner,
following the instructions carefully.
Care for your diamond
Don't let your diamond come into contact with chlorine
bleach. It won't harm the diamond but it can pit or discolour
the mounting. Don't wear your diamond when you're doing the
dishes. Although a diamond is durable, a hard blow along its
grain can chip it. Don't jumble your diamond pieces in a drawer
or jewellery case. Diamonds can scratch each other and other
jewellery. Take your jewelery to a jeweller to check for loose
settings and signs of wear at least once a year.