Antique diamond buyers are experts in keeping diamonds sparkling, even antique diamonds that might otherwise become dingy and dull. Whether you are planning to keep your diamond or are polishing it up for a diamond appraisal, a diamond is made to shine and in a few easy steps, you can ensure it does. Find out what diamond buyers suggest in order to clean your diamonds at home, safely and effectively.
A diamond is forever but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get dirty and dull and antique diamonds have been around a long time so they are sure to have smudges, dust, and debris on them which will take away from their beauty…temporarily, at least. Make your antique diamond sparkle and shine like never before with these recommendations by expert diamond buyers.
The reason diamonds lose their luster is because they get dirty. From finger oil to dust and grime that builds up over time, antique diamonds can look less that brilliant but these terrific tips can make them look amazing again.
One of the easiest and most effective methods to clean an antique diamond is with a mixture of dish soap and water. Simply create a solution of gentle, grime-cutting dishwashing soap (like Dawn) using several good squirts of soap to warm water in a small bowl. Allow the diamond to set in the soapy water for 20 to 40 minutes. If need be, you can use a soft bristled toothbrush to loosen dirt and sticky substances. Rinse the ring under warm water then allow to dry naturally on a clean, soft cloth.
Antique diamond buyers also recommend using vinegar to clean antique diamonds so it’s good to do so before getting a diamond appraisal to make sure you get the highest proposal possible. Pour ½ cup of white vinegar into a small bowl and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Gently mix. Lay your antique diamond in the bowl and let it soak 2 to 3 hours. Rinse the diamond with warm water and allow to dry on a clean, soft cloth.
Yes…you read it right. Especially if your antique diamond is set in a solid gold ring, you can use ketchup to clean both the diamond and the gold. Dip a soft bristled toothbrush in ketchup and gently brush the diamond and the gold. Rinse under a stream of warm water until all the ketchup is gone. Allow to dry on a soft, clean cloth.
Antique diamond buyers typically have their favorite commercial jewelry cleaners that they have discovered over the years. The problem is that some simply don’t work and others are too harsh. If you are going to use a commercial cleaner, go by the directions on the product and try only a portion of the diamond at first and either move forward or abandon the task, according to the results. You may need to wait until the diamond is dry before you can tell if the solution was effective or not so be patient.
Now you are ready to look for antique diamond buyers so you can get your antique diamond appraised. You will learn the monumental value of it and will most likely receive an offer of what diamond buyers would pay you for your treasure. By cleaning your diamond before you visit a diamond buyer, you increase your chance of getting the maximum amount for your antique diamond.