How Do I Clean Silver?
Some cleaners which are ideal for sterling silver may be too harsh for the set gemstone. If gem-set, use a soft toothbrush to gently clean the surfaces of the gemstones. Ultrasonic cleaners are not recommended. Natural body oils, soap and regular daily dust can build up on your jewellery.
If more serious cleaning is required, then use a good jeweller’s rouge or jewellery cleaning dip. They can damage pearls and gem-set jewellery. A mild soap in water is usually enough to clean it. Remember the backs! Gently pat the jewellery dry. However, if your silver is gem-set see below for advice on specific gemstones to be sure what is safe to use.
Colored diamonds are also available in the market
Pure diamonds are the diamonds that are typically on display at jewellery stores. Most people have at least a passing familiarity with what diamonds tend to look like. There are no impurities at all in the pure diamonds. Beautifully glistening and sparkling, the clear appearance of the gemstone is known as the stone of choice for wedding rings and engagement rings.
Other types of diamonds are available in the market and they are colored diamonds. There are no impurities at all in these diamonds, and the gemstones are colorless and transparent. To pieces that feature these luxurious colored diamonds and to great effect Designer jewellers apply their skill. What gives certain diamonds their color are actual impurities and defects to the structure of the stone which impede or help in light absorption, which causes certain colors to be seen by the human eye.
All gemstones have some characteristics
Many gemstones are used in even the most expensive jewellery depending on the brand name of the designer, fashion trends, market supply, treatments etc. Others are too common and are given a semi-precious status. Most gemstones have good hardness and a high index of refraction.
All gemstones have some characteristics falling short of perfection though; even the seemingly perfect Diamond has four directions of cleavage. Since quartz is everywhere especially in common dirt and dust. Any material that is softer may be scratched during ordinary wear. Nevertheless, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds still have a reputation that exceeds those of other gemstones.