Tips for Caring for Diamonds and Gemstones

San Francisco Jewelry

At Padis Jewelry, we want our customers to fully enjoy their jewelry for many years to come.  This is why our experts offer several simple tips including some do’s and don’ts to keep it looking its best.

To care for diamonds, especially bridal sets and other diamond rings, we remind customers that diamonds are forever as long as you take good care of them!  Since bridal jewelry is usually worn every day, it can appear to lose its sparkle if it is not cared for on a daily basis.  We recommend removing your rings when applying hand lotions and to avoid wearing your diamond rings when doing rough work.  In addition you should not wear your diamonds in a chlorinated pool or hot tub.  We also suggest that you avoid touching a diamond with your fingers as they transfer oils that can actually help dirt particles stick to the stone.

Gemstone jewelry should be cleaned with a soft damp cloth, and before using an ultrasonic cleaner, be sure the gemstone can handle the ultrasonic vibrations.  Furthermore, we recommend not wearing gemstone rings and bracelets throughout the day as many gemstones, especially emeralds, are not as hard as diamonds and more susceptible to damage.   At Padis Jewelry, we suggest to our customers that they choose diamonds, rubies and sapphires for rings they intend to wear every day.

When your jewelry is ready for a thorough cleaning, bring it in to the experts.  Our professional services include cleaning as well as inspecting the setting to ensure its integrity to avoid losing a stone.  Padis Jewelry’s custom services also include ring sizing, prong retipping or replacement, polishing, stone tightening and more.  If you have any questions regarding caring for your diamond and gemstone jewelry, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Since 1974, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings, and fine jewelry.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offer such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  If you are a lover of beautiful jewels, please schedule a visit to San Francisco and the Napa Valleys’ finest jewelry showrooms.


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