How To Clean Diamond Jewellery

Ensure that the diamond is secure in its setting before attempting to clean, if you are unsure please bring it in to a C.W. Sellors store and our diamond experts can check it for you.

First, soak your diamond jewellery in a hot water and dishwashing liquid solution. Soaking the jewellery prior to cleaning will help to loosen any built-up dirt and grease. Do not soak diamond jewellery in a sink, instead we would recommend a small pot.

Then, using a soft-bristled toothbrush carefully and gently scrub the diamond surface and setting. Pay particular attention to the reverse of the diamond setting where dirt is most likely to accumulate. Be careful not to scrub the piece too harshly, particularly when the piece has surrounding pavé set stones as this could affect the setting.

During the cleaning process, continually re-examine the piece under magnification to ensure that all areas of dirt are removed. For any dirt that is difficult to remove with gentle scrubbing, it is worth re-soaking for a longer period of time instead of continued scrubbing.

When you are satisfied that the dirt is removed, diamond jewellery can be dried with a lint-free cloth. Standard jewellery polishing cloths are available from our boutiques.

We offer a full jewellery cleaning service in each of our stores if your diamond jewellery requires more tender love and care, do not hesitate to visit one of our boutiques.

Speak with our team of diamond jewellery experts for more advice, or to discuss our 0% interest free finance and insurance options available on all new purchases, call us on 01335 453 453 or email us at