Cleaning diamonds properly - for lasting sparkle

Diamonds are something very special. They lend their wearer subtle elegance and their sparkle can usually be seen for meters. To ensure that these popular gemstones do not lose their brilliance, it is important to treat them correctly and clean them from time to time. We provide you with valuable tips to ensure that the bling bling of your diamonds gives you lasting pleasure.

Why you should clean your diamonds regularly

Diamonds cannot lose their brilliance per se. As the hardest naturally occurring material in the world, they are relatively insensitive and can only suffer noticeable scratches through contact with other diamonds. However, dust and deposits accumulate on their surface over time as a result of daily wear, e.g. from creams and oils. The result: the incident light can reflect less well and the sparkle of your diamonds is dimmed. But don't worry: we'll tell you how you can easily and simply make your diamond jewelry shine again.

The most important facts at a glance

General notes

What you should look out for on vacation, at home or during sports.

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Cleaning jewelry with diamonds

You will need washing-up liquid, water and a soft toothbrush.

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Storing diamonds correctly

It is best to store the special stones separately.

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General notes

Weißgold Ring mit drei Diamanten auf Stein Pukka Berlin
Even though diamonds are the hardest material in the world, a certain amount of caution in everyday life is definitely not wrong. So here is some general information on handling diamonds: Take them off during sports: Not only can you get caught during sports and injure yourself or damage the setting - sweat also dulls the brilliance of the stone. No beach babe: Fine grains of sand act like sandpaper for the diamond and the material of the setting. Swimming in the cold sea also makes your fingers narrower, which could cause you to lose diamond rings. And the salt in the sea is another unwanted deposit. House and garden: The chemicals contained in cleaning products can attack diamonds and precious metals. And gardening can cause dirt to accumulate in the diamond setting, which then has to be laboriously removed. Therefore: It is better to remove the diamond ring beforehand.

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Cleaning jewelry with diamonds

You don't have to go to a jeweler to clean diamond jewelry. Special cleaning agents are also not absolutely necessary. All you need is a small bowl, warm water, mild detergent and, if necessary, a soft toothbrush. And best of all: the method is suitable for silver, platinum and gold. Let's go:

Step 1:
Prepare the soapy water

Mix a few drops of mild washing-up liquid or soap with lukewarm water (not hot!) in a bowl.

Step 2:
Leave the jewelry to soak

Now place your jewelry with diamonds in the bowl and leave it to soak for 10-20 minutes.

Step 3:
Brush away any dirt

Now you can use the soft brush to polish your jewelry. It is best to brush the lower side of the diamond carefully, as dirt is most likely to accumulate in the setting.

Step 4:
Dry and polish

Rinse the diamonds with clear water and dry the piece of jewelry with a lint-free, soft cloth, e.g. an eyeglass cloth. That's it!

It is best to repeat the process every month.

By the way:
You don't necessarily have to use special cleaning cloths with alcohol to clean earrings hygienically, as these can damage the diamonds. The cleaning method shown is perfectly adequate.

Storing diamonds correctly

Diamantschmuck in Schmuckbox Pukka Berlin
To prevent your diamonds from scratching each other, you should avoid stacking your jewelry.

It's best to store them in separate jewelry bags, the original packaging or a jewelry box with different compartments. This way, your bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings won't get in each other's way.

And your jewelry favourites should also be well stowed away when you're out and about. For example, with our Pukka jewelry boxes in three different sizes and designs. So that your diamonds travel in comfort.

Your jewelry companion for on the go


Diamonds are companions for eternity and will bring you a lifetime of joy. With the tips and methods shown here, you can give a little love back to your favorites.

If you would like to treat your diamonds to a professional cleaning, you are welcome to visit us in one of our Berlin stores; you will find us at Torstraße 159 and on the first floor of Bikini Berlin. Our ultrasonic cleaner cleans diamonds particularly thoroughly.

We can also use this opportunity to check the alloy and setting of your piece of jewelry for any imperfections that may develop over time. Regular checks prevent you from losing your diamonds.

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