Your diamond jewelry will likely be the very best that you will own. Gemstones also go up and down in value through the years so purchasing fine expensive jewelry could be a wise way to invest. If you buy at a period when the cost is down, there is a good chance that you can get a good return on your initial investment. In time, the value of the diamond will be sure to rise again.

The pure, beautiful brilliance of the diamond in unsurpassed in quality over other fine gemstones. Only the diamond can remain beautiful and nearly flawless even under extreme situations such as, fire. With just a few gentle wipes with a cleaning cloth, the brilliance and shimmer of the diamond can easily be restored, even if covered in smoke.

A woman's most important piece of diamond jewelry would be her engagement ring. Since this piece is so important, she would want to take good care of it. Even though diamonds are very sturdy, they can become loose in their setting. Once loosened, they can easily become lost, never to be found again. To prevent that from happening, she should take her ring off when doing chores such as, washing dishes or anything involving putting her hands in water or chemicals. Not only can the ring be loosened from its setting, constant contact with harsh chemicals can actually cause the metal that holds the diamond to corrode. Imagine how devastated a bride or bride-to-be would be to find that her precious diamond from her engagement ring is gone!

The same rule would apply to a woman's or a man's diamond wedding ring. If the ring contains several small diamonds, one or more can be loosened from its setting and lost. Again, constant contact with water, and especially chemicals, can cause the metal around the diamond to corrode. Nobody, man or woman, would want to see their precious wedding ring have missing spaces where the precious gems should be!

Taking care of fine jewelry, whether it is diamond or other precious gemstones, is important if you want to keep it at its best. All gemstone jewelry can benefit from a once monthly professional cleaning to keep it at it's optimal shimmer and beauty. An expert jeweler can give you the best advice on what type of cleaners are safe to use at home to keep it looking its best between professional cleanings. Another good idea is to avoid using abrasives of any kind while wearing your ring. Although the diamond is not easily scratched, the gold, silver, or platinum part of the ring can be scratched and detract from the overall beauty of the ring itself.

When storing your jewelry, try not to put two diamond rings together as one diamond can be scratched by another. If they are going to be stored in a jewelry box, try wrapping each ring in a soft piece of cloth, such as microfiber, to keep them from scratching each other.

Although the diamond ring may be the big star when it comes to fine jewelry, there are other important pieces of jewelry as well. Earrings are such a staple for many women that they will not leave the house without a pair on their ears. Diamond earrings are often enjoyed today by men as well as women. Some people wear several pairs of earrings at one time, while to others, a single earring on each ear will do just fine.

Caring for diamond earrings is pretty easy. Since earrings do not normally come in contact with water or chemicals, you will normally not need to take as much care with them as with the rings. The main problem with earrings would probably occur when sleeping in them, or wearing really heavy ones for a prolonged amount of time. Many people who wear tiny diamond earrings feel confident enough to sleep in them every night. When you do that, the posts can get a build-up of crud on them that will need to be cleaned off periodically. You should also clean the diamond stones periodically with a soft cloth to keep them at their height of shine.

There is also a danger of losing one or both of your earrings, especially if you sleep in them. Though it is usually okay to sleep in tiny diamond studs, if the earrings are larger you should not sleep in them at all. Hoop or drop earrings, in particular, should never be slept in, as they can be pulled in your sleep and cause damage to your earlobes.

Necklaces, or pendants, are also very popular pieces of jewelry to contain diamond or other fine gemstones. If you give a woman a beautiful diamond necklace as a gift, she would be as delighted as if you had given her the world! An handsome, diamond-studded necklace for a man would be a wonderfully appreciated gift as well!

Some people may bathe or shower without removing their necklaces, especially if the necklace is smaller. Some may even sleep in these necklaces. The problem with that is that the chain can be accidentally broken or snapped in two, and the necklace can be lost. It is not a good idea to bathe or shower, or sleep with your necklace on for that reason. If it contains fine gemstones such as diamond stones, that is all the more reason to treat it with care. Because of the way we may sweat, diamond necklaces may need to be cleaned more often than some of the other jewelry mentioned in this article. The metals may become dull and the diamond stones may not shine as much as they should, due to this sweaty film buildup. Get a professional-strength jewelry cleaner that is manufactured especially for fine gemstone jewelry and clean as often as is needed. If you can afford to, you can also take it to a professional periodically and have it professionally cleaned.

Have you ever seen a diamond tennis bracelet! It is possibly one of the most beautiful pieces of diamond-studded jewelry you will ever see! A diamond bracelet studded with other fine gemstones such as rubies, sapphires and emeralds can be absolutely breathtaking! The bracelet is the last, but by no means least, piece of diamond or fine gemstone jewelry that will be mentioned in this article. Many times, this fine piece of jewelry will only be worn on special occasions, so it will usually not be a high maintenance piece. A few swipes with a soft cloth should be all that it takes to keep this jewelry piece in pristine condition.

Whatever piece of fine jewelry that you purchase, or have given to you as a gift, care should be taken to keep it at its best. Whether you purchase quality jewelry as an investment, or whether you own it to wear yourself, it is important to take the best care of something of value. Diamond stones or other fine quality gemstones should be fairly easy to take care of with just a little maintenance and common sense. Just because the diamond is the hardest substance on earth and can take a lot of heat, it still should not be unnecessarily exposed to harsh chemicals. Also, as stated above, a diamond can be scratched by another diamond! So if you put them in the drawer of a jewelry box together, and you scramble around looking for a particular piece, you could unwittingly cause damage to your own jewelry.

Check out the many styles of jewelry chests that have a dedicated area to hang rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. By doing this, you will be sure that none of your jewelry has to come in direct contact with the other. This will reduce the chance of scratching. There are also ring forms, which are shaped just like a woman's hand. With these, you just place the rings on the "fingers" of the form. Again, be sure you do not place several diamond or other gemstone rings on one finger because your rings could still get scratched from the gemstones rubbing together. For rings, go to an expert jeweler from time to time to have your setting tightened. This will prevent you from losing precious stones. The small cost will definitely be worth it to save your precious jewelry.

For earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, just giving them a nice buffing periodically is all that is usually needed to keep them at their shimmering best. Keep film to a minimum by gently cleaning necklaces as needed. Diamond, precious gemstones, and gold and silver are meant to last for generation after generation. Take good care of your jewelry, and for goodness sake, stop sleeping in your earrings and bathing in your necklaces!

Author's Bio: 

John Laughter Jewelry in Asheville, NC is a locally owned store having a several jewelry authorities, experienced goldsmiths, and credentialed gemologists passionate in their bridal ring and diamond engagement ring experience.