Diamonds are one of the hardest substances on earth and are uniquely resistant to damage by heat or
scratching. That said, diamonds are not indestructible. They can chip and break and are especially
vulnerable at the girdle. Having diamonds set in a relatively protective setting, can help keep them safe.
When wearing your diamond, you should be conscious of it on your finger, removing it when doing any type
of activity that might expose it to a rough substance or a hard blow. For example, this might include
gardening, doing the dishes, intense exercise, etc.
Cleaning & Servicing Your Diamond
During the course of ordinary wear, a diamond is exposed to dirt, dust, perspiration, makeup, and natural
skin oils, as well as household chemicals, like chlorine and hairspray. Over time, these materials build up
on a diamond, dulling its natural beauty.
Luckily, cleaning a diamond is easy and requires very little time. To clean your diamond jewelry, Blue Nile offers a
Diamond Jewelry Cleaning Set
for $17. This set includes a unique, non-toxic solution specifically formulated for
cleaning your diamond, plus a polishing cloth to maintain the shine of your setting.
We recommend having your diamond professionally cleaned and inspected once every six months or if it undergoes
some form of trauma, such as being dropped or hit against a hard surface. These inspections help prevent the
loss of your diamond solitaire in the event your ring has been inadvertently damaged. Blue Nile provides this
service free of charge to our customers. Please contact us at
1-800-242-2728 to learn more.
Storing your Diamond Jewelry
Because of their hardness, diamonds can scratch other diamonds, gemstones and
jewelry metals. This is one of the most common ways
jewelry is damaged. For this reason, store all
jewelry, especially diamond jewelry,
in individual soft cloth pouches when not being worn.
Insuring Your Diamond
Because unforeseen accidents do happen, we strongly recommend that you insure your diamond against loss,
theft, and damage.
Blue Nile has arranged for Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, the leading insurer
solely dedicated to the jewelry industry, to provide information about the
benefits of insuring your jewelry.