Care for Your Special Stone
Salt and pepper diamonds, also known as galaxy diamonds, have become increasingly popular for their unique natural beauty. With their cloudy, speckled appearance, these diamonds offer an unusual twist on the traditional diamond look. Just like any other piece of fine jewelry, they require proper maintenance to keep them shining their brightest. In this blog, we’ll guide you through how to clean and maintain your salt and pepper diamond so that it sparkles for a lifetime.
The inclusions within salt and pepper diamonds give them a stunning look that cannot be replicated in any other diamond. However, these inclusions can also make the diamond susceptible to damage if it is not correctly cared for. Therefore, it’s essential to take proper cleaning measures to protect this naturally unique and beautiful stone.
Easy Cleaning Methods
Fortunately, cleaning your salt and pepper diamond is simple. Use a mild soap and warm water solution to soak the diamond for about 15-20 minutes, then gently scrub with a soft-bristled brush. Pat dry with a soft, lint-free cloth afterwards. Proper care and cleaning are essential to prevent dirt buildup that may lead to fading or lessening the natural beauty of the diamond.
Keep the shine going for years to come by storing your diamond in a dry, soft-lined box when not in use. Avoid contact between your salt and pepper diamond and chemicals like chlorine, hairspray, perfume and other substances that may damage your diamond.
While you can do some regular maintenance tasks at home, if issues arise, you can bring your piece into Concierge Diamonds for a special cleaning. If there are any unremovable blemishes, yellow or dark spots, or any form of visible damage, it's best to seek the professionalism of a qualified jeweler to clean it for you. Removing certain types of blemishes from your salt and pepper diamond requires advanced knowledge and specialized skills, which professional jewelers attend to carefully.
Sparkle for Life With Help from Concierge
With a little bit of attention, your lovely salt and pepper diamond can retain its natural appeal, luster and sparkle forever. Regular cleaning and maintenance are essential, and luckily you can do most of it at home. Simple things like proper storage and avoiding exposure to chemicals and saltwater will help prolong the life of your diamond. Lastly, if any issues arise, come see us at Concierge Diamonds and we’ll make it sparkle again. After all, a well-maintained salt and pepper diamond can be a treasured heirloom for generations!