Diamonds are one of the hardest substances on earth and are uniquely resistant to damage by heat or scratching. That being said, diamonds are not indestructible. They can chip and break and are especially vulnerable at the girdle. Having diamonds set in a relatively protective setting, can help keep them safe. When wearing your diamond, you should be conscious of it on your finger, removing it when doing any type of activity that might expose it to a rough substance or a hard blow. For example, this might include gardening, doing the dishes, intense exercise, etc.
During the course of ordinary wear, a diamond is exposed to dirt, dust, perspiration, makeup, and natural skin oils, as well as household chemicals, like chlorine and hairspray. Over time, these materials build up on a diamond, dulling its natural beauty. We recommend having your diamond professionally cleaned and inspected once every six months or if it undergoes some form of trauma, such as being dropped or hit against a hard surface. These inspections help prevent the loss of your diamond solitaire in the event your ring has been inadvertently damaged.
Because of their hardness, diamonds can scratch other diamonds, gemstones and jewellery metals. This is one of the most common ways jewellery is damaged. For this reason, store all jewellery, especially diamond jewellery, in individual soft cloth pouches when not being worn.
Because unforeseen accidents do happen, we strongly recommend that you insure your diamond against loss, theft, and damage.’