Lab Grown Diamond Cleaning & Care

To maintain the stunning brilliance of lab grown diamonds, they require proper care. A spotless lab grown diamond enables optimal reflection of light, allowing its dazzling fire and brilliance to be showcased. This amplified luminosity creates an illusion of a larger stone, in contrast to a dull one caused by skin oils, cosmetic products, and other everyday activities.

Here are four simple techniques to keep your lab grown diamonds looking their best:

1. The Detergent Bath

To clean lab grown diamond jewelry effectively, start by preparing a small bowl of warm soapy water. Ensure that the liquid detergent used is mild and does not contain any soap as it may create a film on the surface of the lab grown diamond. Abrasive cleaners should be avoided for all types of jewelry.

Next, brush the pieces of jewelry gently using a toothbrush, ensuring that all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned. Rinse the jewelry well to remove any soap residue. A hair dryer can be used to dry the jewelry completely, ensuring that no moisture is left behind.

2. The Cold Water

Another effective home cleaning method for lab grown diamond jewelry involves creating a solution with water and a household ammonia or a similar cleaning product such as Mr. Clean. A recommended ratio is approximately 3/4 parts water and 1/4 part of the cleaning chemical. Allow the jewelry to soak in the solution for approximately 10 minutes.

Using a toothbrush, gently tap around the front and back of the mounting, and if possible, reach behind the mounting where dirt may have accumulated. Rinse the jewelry thoroughly with warm to hot water, and use a blow dryer to dry it completely. It is not advisable to use towels for drying as they may leave behind lint or scratch the jewelry.

3. Commercial Home Jewelry Cleaners

You can purchase one of many formulated, non-toxic liquid jewelry cleaners such as GemCare. These cleaners are specifically designed to remove any accumulated film on the gemstone surface, ensuring optimal brilliance and fire.

4. Ultrasonic Cleaner

The use of a high-frequency turbulence cleaner is the most effective option for maintaining the brilliance of your lab grown diamond. This method is also utilized by our jewelers before shipping customers' orders. The high-frequency turbulence creates a powerful cleaning action that can effectively remove dirt and debris from most types of jewelry, including lab grown diamonds. Proceed cautiously if the diamond contains feather, is included, or has been treated by fracture filling.

5. Additional Recommendations

To prevent damage to your jewelry, it is advisable to avoid wearing them while playing sports or engaging in any form of rough work, including working out in a gym. Despite being the most durable natural crystal structure, lab grown diamonds can still chip when subjected to a hard blow along its grain.

When not wearing your jewelry, it is recommended to store them individually. Placing lab grown diamond jewelery in a drawer or in contact with other jewelry in a jewelry case can cause scratches and damage to both the lab grown diamond jewelry and other pieces.