We can not tell you how many times a customer calls or e-mails us and says, “My Ziamond has lost its brilliance and shine, what do I do?” Of course the first question back to the customer is (and the only logical one) “When was the last time you cleaned it?” You would be amazed at how many people do not clean their jewelry on a regular basis. Imagine not washing your car, not cleaning the windows at home, not cleaning your shower doors. What would happen? A mess would ensue! Remember, Diamonds as well as Ziamonds, rely upon the reflection and refraction of light into and through the stone to provide you with maximum blingage. Anything impeding the flow of light (such as dirt) will cause your stone to look cloudy and milky. Try it…go home and smear some lotion, hairspray, oils from your hands and fingers, perfume and some hand soap onto the front window of your house. Now, let that concoction dry there for a few days and tell us how clear and clean your windows look. Would you call the glass manufacturer of your windows to complain that your windows have fogged up and no longer are clear? No of course not, you would clean your windows. It may be a bit tough to do and you may need to repeat the cleaning process a few times to achieve optimum results, but clean them you must. The same applies for jewelry. Jewelry is precious, it is artwork, you must take care of it and wear it with pride and caution. Sure you can wear your Diamond or Ziamond jewelry in the shower, but should you? Yes, you can wear your Platinum Ziamond ring while gardening or doing household chores, but wouldn’t it be nice to take them off, and place them in a safe area? Keeping them in pristine and valuable condition.
Everyone is different and wears jewelry in a different way. But all jewelry gets dirty, yes even your diamonds. Get in the habit of reminding yourself to take your jewelry off before you get in the shower (soap scum can build up on your ring as well as the shower doors). Clean your jewelry at home on a weekly basis. Have your jewelry professionally cleaned and inspected at least every six months. Your jewelry will stay looking as good as the day you purchased it.
All Ziamond gems can be worn and cleaned, just as you would your fine diamond jewelry. Ziamond gems do get dirty with day to day wear, just like diamonds, so you do have to clean them to maintain their original luster and brilliance. Fingerprints, body oils, soaps, hairsprays, and lotions are all daily items that your jewelry is exposed to. All of these items can affect the brilliance of your diamonds and Ziamond gems. However; since Ziamond gems are diamond cut and diamond polished, they will not absorb any of these materials into the stone itself, they can simply be cleaned with regular jewelry cleaner.
1. Simply soak your Ziamond jewelry in any fine diamond cleaner for approximately 20 minutes. We recommend an ammonia and water solution (2 parts warm water 1 part ammonia).
2. Use an old soft bristled toothbrush to gently clean your gems and jewelry.
3. Have a bowl of hot tap water ready to rinse your jewelry. The water should be hot so it can wash away any build up of oils, lotions or soaps.
4. Dry your jewelry with a soft dry cloth. Repeat steps 1 through 3 if necessary.