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Diamond Care

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 quick. For your convenience, we offer a selection of cleaning solutions including a non-toxic Gem and Jewelry Cleaner that is specifically formulated for diamonds and a Jewelry Polishing Cloth that helps 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 service@bluenile.com or 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 Group, the leading insurer solely dedicated to the jewelry industry, to provide information about the benefits of insuring your jewelry.