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Diamond Care

  1. Aug 6, 2008 #1
    Do diamonds get affected by any acidic or alkaline liquids the one which is present in the toilet cleaners and the nail paint removers....
     
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  3. Aug 6, 2008 #2

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  4. Aug 6, 2008 #3

    Monique

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    Well this is interesting, first link: "Therefore try to keep diamonds away from lotion, perspiration and other corrosive household cleaners such as ammonia or bleach cleaners", second link: "Clean your diamonds regularly using a commercial jewelry cleaner, a mix of ammonia and water, or a mild detergent". I guess pure ammonia is not good, but a dilute solution is fine? My jeweler also recommended a soapy solution of dishwashing detergent and ammonia (1:6) in warm water.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2008 #4

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    Yes I noticed that. I was struck too by the idea that there may be cracks and scratches in ones diamonds.

    Hopefully the tiaras broaches don't require much maintenance.

    I don't wear those while cleaning the toilet, so I guess it's a non-issue.
     
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