Diamond: How to wear and care?


A pebble-aristocrat requires and deserves an appropriate attitude. Jewelry is not worn at home, especially when doing the cooking, cleaning, and the like. Don’t wear diamonds on tanning beds or on the beach.

An evening stone: in the daytime it shines less, does not tolerate heat well.


Diamond jewelry is cleaned with a soft cloth dampened with soapy water. You need baby or mild soap, the shine will disappear from the household soap.

Alcohol is suitable for cleaning: vodka, ammonia, or the like. The product is immersed in it and the plaque is removed with a cotton swab.

The gem does not tolerate soda, potassium permanganate, iodine, vinegar, bleach, hydrogen peroxide.

Contact with cosmetics, water, from which the stone will become covered with stubborn fat, is contraindicated.

Shining gold will return denatured alcohol.
They clean the diamonds with rubber gloves so that no grease remains from the fingers. The jeweler performs a thorough or ultrasonic cleaning after assessing the condition of the stone (sometimes it is impossible).

A gem that has fallen to the floor or is very hot may crack or split.

They store minerals in a box, preferably from natural stone. If there are many decorations, a velvet bag is allocated for each.

How to wear jewelry

A diamond is an evening stone, the day’s hustle and bustle are not for him. These jewelry are not worn altogether: they look like rhinestones or jewelry. A set of two is optimal. Perhaps more if the jewelry is located at a distance from each other: ring, earrings, brooch.

Ring. Thin wedding rings are picked up on the ring finger, others with a large stone – on the index finger. Two or more rings at the same time are bad taste.

The ratio of dimensions is taken into account: a massive product with a large stone on graceful fingers does not look very beautiful.

Earrings. General rules for gemstones: tall ladies with a swan neck are suitable for any options, including long pendants. A lady with appetizing shapes and a short neck will be adorned with large stud earrings with diamonds.

Brooch. A massive product is fixed in the area of ​​the gate. Graceful brooches in the form of flowers, butterflies, abstractions are placed on the chest on the left, 10-12 cm below the shoulder.

Pendants and pendants. Appropriate on a monochrome deaf dress without bright accessories.

Bracelet. Usually worn loosely at the wrist. With large stones in the center – taller and tight.

Necklace. Combines better with a deep neckline. A monochromatic dress is selected for diamonds, preferably black without fasteners. If they are, then they are not next to the decoration. Diamond accessories do not like variegation, simple, knitted, sportswear, outerwear. The fewer stones in the outfit, the more aristocratic the hostess looks.

"Large stones are a good investment, but smaller pieces are suitable for decoration. "

Good time to buy

Jewelry or stones are bought on the 15th lunar day, they begin to be worn in the 29th-30th, that is, after half a month.

A purchased diamond does not always show magical abilities immediately. You need to wait until you get to the owner.

How to distinguish a fake

For most people, buying a diamond is a one-off event in their life. In order not to get into a mess, take into account the following points. The stones are always supplied with a certificate: GIA (reference), other organizations, or independent licensed appraisers. Diamonds are not “packaged” in cheap metal; the inside of the ring or earring must be branded – Plat or Pt (platinum), 18K, 14K or 10K (carat gold). Stamp CZ (cubic zirconium) stands for cubic zirconia. The stone can be checked at home or in a store:

  • breathe on it: the real one will not fog up, condensation may appear on the fake;
  • examine under a magnifying glass: artificial gems are flawlessly even, without inclusions and color changes.

Inclusions occur inside the diamond, but there are no bubbles.

  • put a pebble on a newspaper: if the text is read through it and the paper is visible, this is an imitation;
  • put in a glass: diamonds sink, fake floats;
  • put on a ring and peer at the diamond: the finger will not be visible;
  • the diamond is cold even in the heat;
  • oiled natural stone adheres to glass;
  • oil stroke: crushed on cubic zirconia, then collected in droplets;
  • check with hydrochloric acid: it will stain cubic zirconia, but will not damage natural stone.

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