Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring substance found on Earth, but unfortunately they aren't indestructible. Diamonds can scratch, chip, fall out of a setting, and get dirty. Luckily, there are measures you can take to care for your diamond and prevent some of these things.
Store your diamond jewelry in a secluded spot, not with other jewelry. If you store your diamond ring in a box with all of your other jewelry, it's possible for the diamond to get scratched. A fabric-lined jewelry case with separate compartments is ideal for diamond jewelry storage.
Do not wear your diamond when engaging in hand related labor, such as cleaning, lifting or washing the dishes. Activities that may require your hands to bump into things put your diamond at risk of being chipped.
Inspect your diamond regularly to ensure the setting is secure. Make sure you promptly bring it to a professional jeweler if you notice any signs of damage or loosening of the prongs.
Preventing Dirt Accumulation
Be sure not to handle your diamond too often. The oil and dirt from your fingers can alter the appearance of the diamond. Mix warm water with a few drops of ammonia and soak your diamond in it. For more extensive cleaning, gently scrub your diamond with an old toothbrush. For the best cleaning, take your diamond to a jeweler for a professional cleaning.