Bridal jewelry, such as engagement rings and wedding bands are typically worn daily, and can appear like they've lost their sparkle if not cleaned on a regular basis. Lotions put film on diamonds and reduce their shininess. Don't wear diamond jewelry while doing rough work. Avoid chlorinated pools and hot tubs. Avoid touching diamonds with your fingers, as smudges can affect a diamond's luster and fire.
For color or clarity enhanced gemstones, ask a Leightons Jewelers of Merced professional about cleaning and repair for your gemstone jewelry. For more information about each particular gemstone, read our gemstone guide.