Diamond jewelry is one of the most popular and common stones available today. When it comes to engagement rings alone, diamonds are still the preferred choice. Many people wear the same ring – with the same stone – from the day they get that proposal until the end of their relationship – often several decades later!

Because of this, to keep your diamonds in top condition, make sure to clean your rings, necklaces, and other diamond jewelry regularly.


Do you typically wear your diamond jewelry all of the time, including showers? If so, consider cleaning your diamond rings, necklaces, or earrings at least once a week to keep them sparkling and clean. In addition to the inevitable dullness over time, bacteria can grow on your jewelry as well. By sticking to a regular cleaning schedule, you can avoid this from happening and keep your jewelry looking like new even decades later.


There is a difference between spot cleaning at home and professional cleaning by a jeweler. In order to clean your engagement ring or other diamond jewelry regularly, know that diamonds can resist regular wear and tell more than other stones. Diamonds don’t need to be cleaned once a day or even several times a week; at least once or twice a month will suffice.

For an easy way to clean your diamonds at home, make a solution of mild dishwashing liquid and warm water. Soak your jewelry in the solution for up to 30 minutes. Rinse and enjoy watching the sparkles bounce off your jewelry!

Not sure the DIY route is for you? There are safe and effective diamond cleaners you can purchase, or if you really want peace of mind – schedule a professional cleaning with us!


We know that taking care of your diamond jewelry means keeping it as clean, sparkly, and beautiful as the day you started wearing it. There are several steps that professionals use to carefully clear engagement rings, necklaces, and the like, but they mainly consist of ultrasonic cleaning solutions, gentle polishing, and a steam burst right at the end.

Each of these steps plays a part in removing small particles of grime and dirt to reveal a shiny, clean diamond that looks brand new. Dish soap and water can only do so much! That’s one of the reasons scheduling a cleaning for your diamonds at least twice a year is highly recommended.

In addition to our professional cleaning methods, we can also assess your jewelry for any damage that you might not be able to spot on your own. Our goal is to keep your diamond jewelry in great condition for as long as you choose to wear it.


To keep your diamond jewelry shiny and free from dirt and bacteria, schedule a professional cleaning with Stephen Allen Jewelers at least twice a year. The cleaning and inspection service is FREE!


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