Diamond Care Guide
Diamonds are not just counted as jewellery but also as memories. Every diamond has a story to tell and every owner basks in its glamour. Here in Zivarah, we understand the value it holds in one’s life and we are here to help them cherish it all life long. We have curated a complete guide, especially for our customers that will help them to have a better understanding of the maintenance and take proper care of their diamonds.
Diamonds are known for their beauty and sparkle, but the secret behind the sparkle is the way it is cut and how the light passes through them. The passage of light here does the magic. But due to regular usage, a diamond can get in touch with oil, dirt, sweat, etc. These can create a layer on the diamond and cause blockage in the passages wherefrom the light passes through, hence the diamond can lose its old sparkle. Also, regular use can cause unwanted scratches on the diamond and there is no way a damaged diamond be repaired and regain its old beauty.
As it is a priceless gem, one also has to keep it safe from being lost or stolen. It’s important to be mindful while wearing it or cleaning it. Here is a list of ‘do’s and ‘don’ts that are important to keep in mind after purchasing a diamond
- The diamond needs to be cleaned with warm water and with any mild soap once a week: It needs to be soaked in the water for at least 10 minutes and then gently scrubbed with a soft brush or cloth. Lastly, it needs to be cleaned and wiped with a soft clean cloth.
- Every night it needs to be kept in a soft place, preferably in the box with the soft sponge bed it comes with or in a bed of soft cloth. It’s important to keep it away or separated from any other gem/diamond/jewellery as it can cause scratches to the diamond and also to other jewellery/gemstone/diamond the diamond was kept with.
- It is important to be mindful while cleaning it or removing it from your body.
- Periodical check-up for diamonds is important. Any trusted jeweller can help with cleaning the diamond and the prongs with his professional expertise and tools.
- The diamonds need to be touched gently.
- Do not use any chemical or toothpaste while cleaning the diamond.
- Do not wear it regularly as it can damage the diamond.
- Do not use any brush with sharp and hard bristles.
- Do not touch the diamond frequently; the more one touches it, the more it gets in contact with dirt, oil and sweat.
- Do not apply body spray, oil, perfume, nail polish wearing it.
- Do not wear it when you get in touch with salt water or pool water.
- Do not wear it while sleeping at night.
Know Your Diamond
Its all about the 4C’s!
Diamonds are precious and their sparkles are hard to resist. But it’s not just the sparkle that measures its value and price; all the 4 C’s together do the work! The 4 C’s are Carat, Clarity, Colour & Cut!
Carat: Carat is a well-heard word when it comes to any discussion related to diamonds. Carat is the unit that diamonds or any precious gemstones are measured with and it’s a universal unit. Most people think carat to be a measurement of a diamond’s size, but carat weight actually refers to the weight of a diamond. People often get confused between Karat and Carat. Karat is the unit that gold is measured with and carat is the one that diamonds are measured with. Gold gets measured within a scale of 1-24 karat in the purest of its form. 5 carat is equals to 1 grams. The Carat weight of a diamond doesn’t measure its size. Two diamonds having the same weight can be different in-depth and diameters. A carat is split into 100 points and the point system is used to weigh smaller diamonds. If one buys a diamond ring having a 50-point stone, it means the diamond weighs 0.50 carats. The carat can bring about a considerable difference in a diamond’s price.
Clarity: It’s an important quality when it comes to measuring the price and value of a diamond. The higher the clarity is, the more expensive the diamond is. Clarity measures the purity of the diamond.
Colour: A diamond colour is determined in terms of its degree of colourlessness. The ideal diamond is completely colourless and the most expensive. Most diamonds that appear colourless actually have slight tones of yellow or brown. Though these should not be confused with the coloured diamonds. Yet, they do exist and are very rare and expensive. They come in colours like Blue, Red, Yellow and even Purple.
Cut: The ‘Cut’ of a diamond is yet another crucial feature while measuring the quality of a diamond. Cut refers to a diamonds facet alignment, proportions and finish. Out of all the 4Cs that measures a diamond’s quality and brilliance, the ‘cut’ is the only one which is a result of human effort.
Diamond Comes In All Shapes!
The shape is the overall physical form and the geometric outline of a diamond. Each diamond shape has its own attributes and cut specifications. It comes in shapes like Round, Oval, Heart, Princess, Pear, Cushion, Marquise, Emerald, Radiant, etc. Each diamond shape has different attributed that hence affect its price and quality.