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How do I clean and care for my Lab Grown Diamond?

Lab grown diamonds do need care to keep them at their brilliant best. A clean lab grown diamond will reflect light better and allow its fire and brilliance to show. That added brilliancy makes the lab grown diamond look larger than one that has been "dulled" by oil from the skin, soaps, cosmetics, and everyday activities.

Here are four simple ways to keep your lab grown diamond gemstones looking their best:

The Detergent Bath

Prepare a small bowl of warm soapy water. Use any mild liquid detergent that does not contain "soap" for it creates another type of "film" on the surface of the lab grown diamond. A mild liquid detergent would be something like original Dawn dish detergent. We do not recommend the use of any abrasive cleaners for any type of jewelry. Brush pieces gently with a toothbrush and rinse well. A hair dryer may be used to finish drying the jewelry.

The Cold Water

Another home cleaning process you can do is to make a cup of a solution containing water and household ammonia or similar product like Mr. Clean. We recommend about 3/4 parts of water and 1/4 part of the cleaning chemical. Let the lab grown diamond jewelry soak for about 10 minutes and with a toothbrush gently tap around the back and front of the mounting and if you can, try to reach behind the mounting where dirt would have accumulated. Rinse it well with warm to hot water and dry it with the help of your blow dryer. (We don't recommend the use of towels for drying your jewelry).

Commercial Home Jewelry Cleaners

You can purchase one of many formulated, non-toxic liquid jewelry cleaners such as GemCare. These cleaners are ideal for effectively removing the "film" that can accumulate on a gemstone surface.

Ultrasonic Cleaner

This is the most effective option for maintaining the brilliance of your lab grown diamond. It is the method our jewelers use prior to shipping customers' orders. It creates a high-frequency turbulence which can clean most of your jewelry.

Additional Recommendations

You may try to avoid using your fine jewelry while playing sports (working out in a gym is included here) or when you do any kind of rough work. Even though a lab grown diamond is the most durable natural crystal structure known to man, it can be chipped by a hard blow along its grain.

When you are not wearing your lab grown diamond jewelry, try to separate them individually. lab grown diamond pieces in a drawer or left in contact with other jewelry in a jewelry case can scratch each other and also can scratch other jewelry.