Diamonds with vibrant colors are obtained from nature and they are called fancy-colored diamonds. Artificial treatments can also provide color to a diamond, but they are not as valuable as a natural colored diamond. Natural fancy-colored diamonds get their color due to the presence of various elements like boron, nitrogen, etc.
Natural fancy-colored diamonds are really expensive and very rare to find. Most colored diamonds that are available in jewelry stores are artificially colored. Colored lab-grown diamonds are also available nowadays and they are very affordable than natural colored diamonds.
The High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) process is used to enhance color in an artificial colored diamond. These diamonds are much less expensive than natural-colored diamonds. So it is very important to thoroughly look through the diamond’s certificate.
In this article, we are providing you with tips to take good care of your artificial colored diamond.
Do Not Heat-Treat The Diamond
Artificial colored diamonds are already treated under high temperatures to attain their color. Such diamonds are sensitive to heat. These diamonds when subjected to further heat may change their color and the beauty of the diamond may get spoiled.
If you are giving your artificial colored diamond ring to a jeweler for any type of work, mention that the diamond is treated. The jeweler will cover the diamond with a mixture of denatured alcohol and boric acid to protect it from the extreme heat produced by the jeweler’s torch.
How To Clean Colored Diamonds?
Before you start cleaning your diamond make sure that the diamond is not loose in the setting. If it is loose, go to a jeweler to fix it. If you clean a diamond that is loose in its setting, the diamond may get damaged.
Use water to wash off the dirt on the diamond and the ring. Then prepare a solution of dishwashing soap and hot water. Let the diamond jewelry sit in the solution for five minutes. Then you can use a soft brush to scrub the dirt on the diamond. After cleaning, use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe the stone dry.
You should also take care when you store colored diamonds. If you store many diamonds together, they may scratch each other. So to avoid this problem, it is better to store your diamonds in separate soft clothes.