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.
A diamond is a form of carbon
A diamond is a form of carbon that was created deep within the core of the earth more than 3 billion years ago and brought to the surface by volcanic eruption. In diamond, each carbon atom is bonded to four other carbon atoms in a tetrahedral structure, like a pyramid. Each link or bond is the same length, and the tetrahedral formation is therefore completely regular.
Theoretically a perfect diamond crystal could be composed of one giant molecule of carbon. After the magma cooled, it solidified into kimberlite, where the precious rough diamond is still found today. It is the strength and regularity of this bonding which makes diamond very hard, non-volatile and resistant to chemical attack.
A colorless diamond is expensive
If the bride-to-be is fashion conscious, then you can impress her with emerald cut shapes of diamond. For a distinct impression of the diamond its shape should be especially considered. But with some inclusions the prices of diamonds fall substantially while the glitter is almost the same.
If the couples can afford only a low priced diamond than go for shallow cuts, which do not involve much costs. Know that round brilliant diamonds are most popular with the brides as the shape is attractive and luminous. For a low budget couple, less than one carat size diamonds are suitable and it can be adequately set for a larger appearance. But a unique heart shape diamond solitaire engagement ring or a marquise shape also are perfect.