Gemstone of the Month – Diamond

As the hardest and most durable gemstone found in nature, the unrivaled sparkle and beauty of the diamond makes it a natural choice for wedding and engagement rings and a symbol of lifetime loyalty and love.

To celebrate one of the most precious stones known to man and the unquestionable best friend of girls around the world, the chart below is to teach you how to know your diamonds better and help the men out there when next they go shopping for a rock for their leading lady.

The word diamond comes from the Greek word “adamas” which means unconquerable or invincible. Major deposits are found in Russia, Canada, Africa and South America

Caring for your diamond

The only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond. However, hardness and toughness are not the same thing, and diamonds can crack or chip if they suffer hard blows. To prevent such scratches, separate diamond jewelry in your jewelry box

Ultrasonic and steam cleaners should be safe for diamonds unless the stone contains inclusion. (E.g. Feather inclusions, which are cracks within the diamond that resemble feathers.)

Warm soapy water and a soft cloth are safe bets for cleaning diamonds and diamond jewelry.  If you are using a brush, be gentle as diamonds can work loose from their settings if handled roughly

If your jewelry includes other gems, clean it in a way that is suitable for the less durable components.

Protect your diamonds (and all other jewelry especially rings) from chlorine

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