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Investing in diamond jewelry can feel like an intimidating process but once the purchase has been made, it’s time to show-off! People rarely clean their diamonds out of fear of harming or damaging them.

To keep your pieces clean and intact try to avoid wearing them in situations where they can get scratched or dirty. Always remove your jewelry prior to taking a shower, applying lotion or doing the dishes. Before you hit the gym and lift those weights or enjoy your work in the garden, remove those rings! Metal on metal will definitely do some serious damage. When using tools such as scissors or nail files, pay close attention to the task-at-hand so you can avoid any damage. While these items may not scratch your diamond, they can scratch the metal.

To keep your ring sparkling, clean it often to remove lotions, skin oil and everyday dirt. We advise soaking your jewelry in a bath of warm water containing a gentle detergent for a few minutes. For the hard-to-reach places, scrub with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Once clean, rinse your jewelry with warm water and pat dry with a lint-free cloth.

If you don’t have a personal ultrasonic cleaner, you can purchase one at Alex & Co. The next best thing is to visit them for a complimentary cleaning.  To keep your jewelry in tip-top condition visit them twice a year and at that time your jewelry can be cleaned and assessed for any wear and tear. To bring your jewelry back to it’s near new appearance, refinishing may be in order.

Contact the experienced jewelers at Alex & Co. at 617.965.8777 for a complimentary cleaning and condition assessment of your jewelry.