Diamonds and jewellery are susceptible to becoming soiled, smudged and dusty. Make-up, powders, soaps and the oils from skin combine to create a film on the surface of your jewellery that obscures its brilliance and shine of both the diamonds and the metal.
The best way to take care of your jewellery is to let MDTdesign take care of it for you. As a condition of your three-year guarantee we ask that you bring your jewellery into the store every six months for a check. This is a habit worth continuing even after the end of the warranty period.
At this time we will also polish and clean your jewellery. For polishing we use a high speed buff that spins at 3500 revolutions per minute. This is followed by placement in an ultrasonic cleaner; a metal bath filled with water, ammonia and detergent which, when switched on creates a high frequency turbulence that removes the dirt and polishing compound from hard to get at places in your setting.
The following information is intended to help you look after your jewellery in between making it into our store. The more often you take care of your jewellery pieces, the longer they will last and the better they will look!
- Although diamonds are the hardest known natural substance it is possible to damage them. Diamonds are not indestructible. Diamonds, much like wood, have a grain running through the stone. If a diamond receives a knock on the wrong angle, they can chip or break which often can lead to the stone falling out.
- Do not wear your jewellery if you are doing rough work such as gardening, washing dishes, in the gym or anything where it is possible that you may knock the metal and diamonds. Metal on metal contact will bruise the metal and create dints.
- Do not allow your jewellery to come into contact with chlorine bleach of any other harsh chemicals. The diamond will be fine although it can tend to have a negative effect on the metal in the band and the setting.
- Do not mix your jewellery collection together in a drawer or case when not wearing them. You should pack them individually so as not to allow one item to rub or hit each other and damage one another.