Top 5 Tips To Preserve Your Precious Pink Diamond Jewellery
Pink diamonds are among the most beautiful and resilient gemstones available. With incomparable clarity and a stunning variety of cuts available, it’s no wonder they are such a popular choice for precious jewellery pieces. Their specific provenance also means they come in a range of colours and tones from pale, dusky hues to flamboyant pinks.
If you’ve recently become the lucky owner of such a piece, you may be wondering how best to look after it. After all, you want to maintain that breathtaking shine for as long as you possibly can. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide for you to follow, with details on the best ways to preserve your pink diamond jewellery.
1. Understanding Australian Pink Diamonds
Not all pink diamonds are created equal. Australia is one of the biggest diamond providers in the world, ranking fourth in worldwide diamond production. With this in mind, it’s important to understand that Australian pink diamonds will have varying origins which will determine how to treat them.
While some diamonds obtain their colour through natural processes, like the Argyle pink diamond, some coloured diamonds obtain their hue via physical interventions. Through carefully conducted heat treatments, orchestrated to simulate the conditions of a diamond’s formation, diamond experts are able to manipulate the stone’s properties and enhance its colouring. This treatment will influence multiple factors in the diamond’s life, such as the cleaning processes it can be subjected to, as well as a pink diamond’s price.
2. Correctly Storing Your Diamond
Making sure your diamond is kept away from sunlight and in a dry, clean environment will work wonders for maintaining its shine in the long term. When storing a diamond, you want to make sure your piece stays away from elements that could cause it to tarnish. In some cases, this includes traditional jewellery boxes.
Prevent your diamonds from being knocked around in a travel case by wrapping each individual piece with a soft cloth prior to putting them away. That way, whether you’re dealing with a sparkling set of pink diamond earrings or an even more precious piece like a pink diamond engagement ring, you can rest assured that your pieces will be protected.
3. Treat Your Pink Diamond To An Annual Service
Diamonds are an investment, and investments need to be looked after. Despite being incontestably resilient, diamonds - and particularly pink diamonds - need to be regularly serviced and cleaned in order to maintain their shine and protect their cut. That’s why we recommend bringing your beautiful diamond piece in for an annual professional service and cleaning, to keep your pink diamond in the best possible condition.
Regularly servicing your diamond will allow the jeweller to detect any potential damage, specifically in sensitive areas like the girdle. If your pink diamond has suffered any kind of trauma, such as being hit on a hard surface, we advise you to bring it in as soon as possible for an examination.
4. Cleaning Your Australian Pink Diamonds
When it comes to keeping your diamonds in their best shape, the best way to do so is to have them professionally cleaned. A trained professional will have the tools and know-how to treat your pink diamonds appropriately and with care. However, it is very important that you inform your jeweller of the type of diamond they’re dealing with. As mentioned, some pink diamonds obtain their colour through high pressure, high heat treatments that alter the stone’s structure to influence the colour. These diamonds will require specific tools to be cleaned, in order to avoid subjecting them to further heat that will damage or re-alter the diamond’s colour. Authentic Argyle pink diamonds, however, obtain their colour naturally and can be professionally cleaned similarly to colourless diamonds.
5. Cleaning Your Diamonds At Home
While having your diamonds cleaned professionally is the best way to go, sometimes that’s not an option and you need a quick remedy to get your diamonds back on track. If that’s the case, simple is best - avoid using harsh chemicals or solvents on your pieces as these may further damage the diamond, or leave your jewellery settings looking dull and tarnished. There’s nothing worse than seeing a beautiful set of pink diamond bracelets being mistreated! Instead, simply fill a small bowl with some warm water and dishwashing soap and use the solution to gently scrub the jewellery with a very soft toothbrush. For added shine, use a jewellery cloth before and after scrubbing to remove any residue.
Discover more with Pink Kimberley
Whether you’re looking for a stunning heirloom piece to gift to someone special, or wanting to design your own jewellery to mark a special occasion, Pink Kimberley has one of the finest selections of Argyle pink diamonds available. Sourced directly from the exclusive Argyle mine, our diamonds are of the best possible quality, with undeniable clarity and no impurities.
Browse the range today and discover the beauty of the Australian Argyle pink diamond.