Help preserve the life of a marquise diamond ring design by understanding exactly how to take care of it with preventative maintenance and care.
The sharp pointed edges make this ring more susceptible to damage. To prevent it from chipping or unwanted scratches is important to avoid wearing your marquise cut diamond ring during rigorous activities such as: house cleaning, packing, moving and sports to name a few.
Oil residue that builds up from finger and skin contact can make your diamond appear dull and lackluster. To keep your marquise diamond ring clean, in between professional cleanings, you can create your own solution at home.
For a thorough diamond ring cleansing, it is recommended to have a professional jeweler clean it at least twice a year. They have steam cleaning equipment that removes build up that is otherwise hard to remove. A jeweler can also check to make sure that prong settings are not loose and repair or tighten them as needed.
When not wearing your ring, store it in a cloth pouch away from other jewelry to prevent it from collecting dust.
Platinum, considered the most rare and precious metal on earth, should be handled with gentle care. The shiny metal is not easily affected by small scratches like other metals. If your platinum marquise diamond ring has a dull appearance, soak it in a gentle jewelry cleaning solution. Dry and polish your ring with a soft cloth.
Tip: Never use harsh chemicals or soaps to clean platinum. Platinum will often take on a matte appearance, however, a jeweler can repolish and return the ring to its original shine.
Although gold will not rust, daily usage can give it a dull presence. Clean your gold marquise diamond ring regularly with warm water and a small amount of liquid soap.
Tip: Do NOT use bleach, chlorine, harsh soaps or lotions on gold. When storing your gold ring, keep it in a cloth pouch or plastic bag to prevent scrapes and scratches and to reduce the chance of oxidation occurring. Gold should be cleaned by a professional jeweler biannually.
In order to achieve its bright white finish, white gold is plated with rhodium. Daily wear and exposure to household chemicals will cause the rhodium plating to gradually wear, ultimately exposing the natural yellow-tinted white tone of white gold. The rhodium can be re-plated by a jeweler to get its original shine back.
Similar to yellow and white gold, rose gold must be handled with care in order to prevent scratches and scrapes.
Clean a rose gold ring in warm water with a mild soap, use a soft cotton cloth to dry the ring. To keep the ring from getting scratched, store it in a cloth pouch when not being worn. An interesting fact about rose gold is that it never tarnishes. Instead, it creates a highly desirable rich patina over time that adds value to the ring. To maintain its patina, a rose gold ring should not be cleaned by a professional jeweler or an ultrasonic jewelry bath.
Tip: Rose gold is usually easier to fix than other metals. If you bend, ding or scratch your rose gold marquise diamond ring a professional jeweler can repair it.
When gemstones appear dull or dirty, take a soft cloth and polish to the surface of the stone. Wipe away oil film and residue by periodically soaking the ring in warm water and mild soap. Use a soft bristle brush to loosen up any dirt.
Be sure not to use bristles on metal because it can scratch it up. Store in a chamois or soft cloth bag.
For peace of mind and protection on your investment, it’s recommended that you purchase a comprehensive jewelry insurance plan. Keep in mind that jewelry store insurance has a vested interest in protecting the store. Also, review your homeowners insurance policy. Most policies will only cover jewelry with a limit of $2,000. Therefore, if you have $20,000 worth of jewelry you would have to pay $18,000 to replace it -- Ouch!
With the proper care and maintenance a marquise diamond ring can be passed on as a timeless heirloom for generations to come.