Cleaning your diamonds and diamond jewelry will help you to retain their value, and will help the diamonds to retain their light properties. The more often you clean them, the easier it will be to remove the dirt and oils that can build up on any item of jewelry. Regular cleaning will also allow you to maintain your diamonds, as you will be able to quickly notice anything that needs to be worked on by a professional jeweler, such as a loose mount or loose diamond.
All you need for a regular home cleaning is water, a soft bristled brush, and either some baking soda, household glass cleaner or other non-abrasive cleaner. Simply fill up a sink or bucket with warm water and allow the diamond jewelry to soak for a short time. Gently scrub the diamond using the soft bristled brush. It is important to remember to allow the end of the bristles to do the work for you. Do not scrub hard on the diamond as you may accidentally loosen the stone or scratch the metal of the band. When using a sink, always be certain to stop up the drain as well as possible, as a sink drain can easily swallow up your precious ring.
Now and then you will want to bring your diamond jewelry to a professional jeweler to have it cleaned with professional care. This type of cleaning will get rid of the hardened dirt and grime that simple home cleaning is unable to remove, as professional jewelers will use an ultrasonic cleaner or steam cleaners. A professional jeweler will also be able to quickly assess whether or not your diamond is still secure in its mount. Most professional jewelers will perform this service for free, so you have little to lose in bringing it to them.