Diamond & Gemstone Care

Follow our guidance and restore a beautiful lustre to all your gemstones!
Remove the film deposited on gemstones by everyday substances such as soap, perfume, make-up, hand lotion and hair-styling products safely and effectively.

Diamond Cleaning Step-by-Step

Description of the Connosieurs products

Everyday Care

Gemstones and even diamonds, which are the hardest substance known to man, are especially susceptible to damage by harsh chemicals. It is best to avoid contact with bleach and household cleaners by removing jewellery or wearing gloves.
Abrasive surfaces and sharp blows may prove detrimental to even the most durable of gemstones. It is advisable to remove your jewellery when undertaking activities which may damage it.

Storing Gemstones

Diamonds and all other gemstones are capable of scratching each other and anything which is softer than itself. It is recommended that jewellery be stored in its original presentation box or in separate compartments to avoid this.

The Mohs Scale

The Mohs hardness scale was developed by Friedrich Mohs to indicate the relative hardness of 10 common minerals. He rated them from 1 to 10 according to the ease or difficulty that one mineral scratched another. Each mineral can scratch itself and those softer than itself.

 

Mohs

Hardness

Scale

Mineral

1

Talc

2

Gypsum

3

Calcite

4

Fluorite

5

Apatite

6

Orthoclase

7

Quartz

8

Topaz

9

Corundum

10

Diamond