How to Clean Diamond Stud Earrings

Before diving into the cleaning process, it's crucial to comprehend the nature of diamonds. Diamonds are remarkably durable, but they are not immune to dirt, oils, and other residues that can dull their sparkle over time. Regular cleaning preserves their luster and ensures they continue to dazzle for generations.


At Continental Diamond, we understand how much you adore your diamond stud earrings. That's why we're here to make sure they keep shining bright! Swing by our store anytime, and we'll happily give your beloved gems a professional clean and check, totally on the house. Leave the sparkle maintenance to us, and your diamonds will keep dazzling for ages.

However, if you find yourself in urgent need to sparkle them up, here is what we suggest for cleaning diamond stud earrings.

How to Clean Diamond Studs:

Gather the following materials before you begin:

  1. Mild dish soap
  2. Warm water
  3. Soft-bristled toothbrush or jewelry brush
  4. Lint-free cloth or microfiber cloth

Step-by-Step Cleaning Process

  1. Prepare a Cleaning Solution: Fill a small bowl with warm water and add a few drops of mild dish soap. Avoid harsh chemicals or cleaners that can damage the metal or the diamond itself.

  2. Soak the Earrings: Submerge your diamond stud earrings in the soapy water and let them soak for about 10 to 15 minutes. This helps to loosen any dirt, oils, or residues clinging to the diamonds and the setting.

  3. Gentle Brushing: After soaking, take a soft-bristled toothbrush or a specialized jewelry brush and gently scrub the diamonds and the setting. Pay close attention to areas where dirt may accumulate, such as around the prongs or beneath the diamonds.

  4. Rinse Thoroughly: Once you've brushed away the dirt and grime, rinse the earrings under warm running water. Ensure that all soap residue is completely washed away.

  5. Drying and Polishing: Carefully pat the earrings dry with a lint-free cloth or a microfiber cloth. Avoid using tissues or paper towels, as they can leave behind lint or scratches. Gently polish the diamonds and the metal setting to restore their brilliance.

Additional Tips for Maintenance

  • Regular Inspections: Periodically inspect your diamond stud earrings for any loose stones or damage to the setting. If you notice any issues, bring them in and we'll have one of our service team members take a look.

  • Storage: Store your diamond stud earrings in a soft pouch or a jewelry box with compartments to prevent scratching or tangling with other pieces.

  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Remove your earrings before engaging in activities that involve harsh chemicals, such as cleaning or swimming. Chemicals can damage both the diamonds and the metal setting.


With regular cleaning and proper maintenance, your diamond studs will continue to radiate brilliance and elegance, becoming cherished heirlooms for generations to come.

Remember, if you're ever uncertain about cleaning or caring for your diamond stud earrings, don't hesitate to stop in or give us a call! 

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