Although diamonds are the most durable substance on earth, like anything else they can be scratched, chipped, smudged and soiled.
Keeping diamond jewellery looking brilliant requires only simple maintenance:
Protect all jewellery from sharp blows, harsh chemicals, sunlight and extreme temperatures.
Remove rings when playing sport, gardening or doing housework.
Remove jewellery when swimming as chlorine and related chemicals can severely discolour and damage jewellery as well as loosen stones and settings.
Remove jewellery before applying soaps, lotions, hairsprays or other cosmetics as their ingredients may damage the surface of the diamond and make your jewellery appear dirty.
Handle your diamond jewellery sparingly as oil from skin creates a film on diamonds.
Have diamond jewellery checked at least once a year for loose claws, worn mountings and general wear and tear.
Cleaning your Diamond Jewellery
Here are some simple ways to clean your diamonds and maintain their brilliant sparkle:
Soapy water Bath: Prepare a small bowl of warm suds with mild liquid soapy water. Brush the item of jewellery with a small soft brush creating a lather. Place the piece on a wire strainer and rinse with warm water. Pat dry with a soft lint free cloth.
ConnoisseursPrecious Jewellery Cleaner: Available in all Mazzucchelli’s stores, the liquid cleaner can bring out the brilliance of gold, platinum and diamond jewellery.
Connoisseurs UltraSoft®Gold Jewellery Polishing Cloth: Available in all Mazzucchelli’s stores, the convenient Two-Step Dry-Cleaning System cleans and polishes jewellery to a lustre.
Alternatively, you can visit any one of our Mazzucchelli’s stores to have your jewellery personally cleaned with our compliments.
Storing your Diamonds
Store jewellery separately to prevent pieces from scratching:
Wrap each piece in a separate soft, lint-free cloth as this cushions the jewellery and keeps it dust-free.
The original boxes the pieces came in are perfect for storage. A small cloth can be used as an alternative.
To make lint-free cloths, old handkerchiefs, blouses, or scarves can be cut into small pieces. White cloths are best, because if they are exposed to moisture there is no chance of dyes leaking onto the jewellery.
Crowded jewellery boxes can damage diamonds. Pendants and bracelets tangle easily, and earrings may be lost if a box is so full that they are not noticed. Forcing jewellery into a crowded box may bend or warp rings, earrings, or other delicate items, especially antique and heirloom pieces.
You’ve found the perfect ring but have no idea what size you need. By following our tips and using our printable Ring Size Guide, finding out your ring size is easier than you think.
Tips for Finding Your Correct Ring Size The ideal ring fit is loose enough to slide over your knuckle and tight enough so that it cannot fall off your finger.
Measure your finger at the end of the day. Your finger size changes depending on the weather and time of day. For best results, measure your finger size at the end of the day when your fingers are warm. (Early in the morning, your fingers are cold and therefore smaller).
Measure a few times. Be sure to measure your finger size a few times to make sure your calculations are accurate.
The wider the ring, the tighter it will fit on a finger. Rings with a wider band usually fit more snugly and need to be a bit larger. For anything 5mm or more in width, go a half size up.
When the knuckle is bigger than the base of the finger. Measure both the base of your finger and your knuckle and pick a size in between the two.
Your dominant hand is usually larger. Therefore, measure the specific finger on which you are planning to wear the ring.
Many people find that a variance of a half size or less will still fit comfortably most of the time.
Measuring your Finger We have provided an easy way to measure your correct ring size with our Ring Size Guide