Ok, so this is something every girl and diamond loving gent needs to know: How to clean your diamonds at home. I used to bring my diamonds to my jeweler once a week for a steam cleaning until my BF, who is in the jewelry biz, was all like, “Nicole. Are you seriously doing all of this? Let me show you how to clean your diamonds from home”. Let me just tell you. Her rock is religiously sparkling so my ears perked up. I have modified her directions just a bit over the years, making this method so stupid easy and effective.
Here is what you will need to shine up them stones real nice and purdy
a small tupperware with a secure lid
A fresh tooth brush
a lintless towel
Squirt about a quarter sized amount of dish soap into the container. Add hot ass water. Drop your dirty diamonds in there and secure the lid. Next, shake the shit out of that thing. I like to let it sit a little while and let the hot water work its magic, loosening up all that kaka in there. Now listen here. You need to make sure you have something protecting your diamonds from going down the drain. Cover it. Close it. Put a plate over it. I don’t care what you do, just do something. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Ok, now. Remove your jewels from the water and lay them on your towel. Grab your tooth brush and put a teeny tiny little dab of soap on there. Wet that thing and scrub the bejesus out of your diamonds. Make sure to get on the underside of your stones really well. Scrub in between your prongs, the sides of the stones, the top of the stones. Everywhere. Did I mention you need to have the hot water running? Do that. Once you have scrubbed ‘er real good, hold her real tight with your fingers or a set of tweezers and hold her under the hot water to remove all of the soap and dirt. I can handle the couple seconds under the hot water with my fingers. If you want to preserve your finger prints, hold your jewelry with a set of tweezers. Feel free to repeat the process of scrubbing and rinsing as many times as you feel is necessary. Once your diamonds have been completely rinsed, remove any excess water with a lintless towel.
GIRRRRLLLLL! Your rocks are going to sparkle hard and everyone will notice those diamonds of yours. You will be in awe of how clean and clear they are! I like to wash my stones every time I wear them. I mean, they are gorgeous and there is nothing worse than dirty, cloudy diamonds! Do your diamonds a solid and bathe them once in a while! I have to add, I know a lot of chicks use that purple or reddish hued liquid jewelry cleaner. Can we talk about that for a minute? So, you deposit your dirty jewelry into a solution and shake the shit out it to remove all of the dirt. Then you continue to use the same dirty liquid repeatedly to clean your dirty stones? That’s like bathing in used, dirty bath water! No! Gross! Stop doing that! Just listen to me, ok? Ok.
Oh, and one last thing, girls. I have always had this fear of losing rings ever since I was a kid. Apparently someone lifted a ring of my mom’s at the gym. She removed it to wash her hands and some quick moving ninja snagged it. I’ve heard about it so many times it’s not even funny. I felt like every time my mom saw a GD ring she had flashbacks and retold the story. I assure you, I never removed my rings unless I was cleaning them or getting a divorce. I know many of you do remove your rings, like all day for a million different reasons. Stop doing that, A. And B, when you need to remove them at HOME you def need a badass little jewelry dish or holder so you are positive just where you placed your valuables. Sister Michelle needs one of these ASAP. I cringe every time I see her beautiful Asscher cut resting on a ledge near the sink. These little dishes and holders are also a killer gift for newly engaged loved ones, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, whatever days! Every girl needs one and should use one.
Buddha – Brass Elephant – Lovebirds – She’s A Dreamer – Marble Jewelry Box – Gold Hand – Glass Cloche Jewelry Stand – Prism Box – Lakshmi – White and Gold Dish – The Wishbone – The Whale Tail – The Wiener Dog – The Jack
There you have it! My super frigging easy and effective way to clean your most precious possessions. While you are having some fun creeping on TSP, click here and educate yourself on something I happen to know A LOT about.
And now that you are in the mood to clean, grab your makeup brushes! Click here and learn how to care for them properly. I mean… dirty makeup brushes=breakouts and muddy looking makeup. Wash that shit, girl!
Don’t forget. You. Are. Beautiful. Mad love xoxo
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