“How often should my diamond and setting be checked?”
You want to be sure that the stone is secure in its setting. Everyday wear and tear can jar the stone a little, and you don’t want to look down at your finger to find your stone is missing. Have your setting checked by a jeweler every six months. We perform this service for free on all the jewelry we sell, you only pay for shipping and insurance. Just ship the piece via US Mail Insured Registered Return Receipt Requested to Solomon Brothers, 3340 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1700, Atlanta, Georgia 30326.
“Is it important to have insurance?”
Yes. Insurance companies will cover your jewelry for loss, theft and damage. Consult your insurance agent about adding a jewelry rider to your homeowners or renters policy. You will need an appraisal for coverage, which we provide with every item we sell.
“How do I care for my diamond jewelry?”
Soaps, lotions and other everyday items can leave a hazy residue on your diamond and setting, reducing the brilliance of the stone. There are jewelry cleaning solutions in the marketplace that you can use to clean the stone and setting, but an easy household solution is to use one part ammonia to four parts water, and lightly brush with a soft bristled tooth brush, then rinse in warm water. Dry with a lint-free cloth.
“What is the best way to store jewelry that I don’t wear day-to-day?”
Diamonds and other stones can scratch each other if they rub together, and this damages the polish characteristic. It is best to store your jewelry items in a soft jeweler’s cloth so that they don’t come in contact unnecessarily. And be sure to store valuable items in a safe place. Even if you have insurance, jewelry loss can be a very emotional experience, and you may never be able to replace some pieces.