Diamond and Gemstone Education

At Ganem, we believe that knowledge is the key to making the perfect jewelry choices. Our diamond and gemstone education program empowers you with the insights needed to select the most exquisite stones for your treasured pieces. Learn about the 4 Cs of diamonds, discover the allure of gem varieties, and embark on a journey of informed elegance.

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The 4 c's

Cut, Clarity, Color, Carat
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Proper Care and Cleaning Procedures

*Frequently examine your jewelry for loose stones, damaged settings, or signs of wear.
Address issues promptly by bringing to a jeweler to prevent further damage.

  • Gently clean jewelry with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove dirt & oils from daily wear. For more deep dirt, use warm, soapy water with soft brush.

  • Mechanical watches need regular servicing by a professional. Quartz watches typically require battery changes. Also remember to check your watch's water resistance rating (avoid water exposure if it's not designed for it)

  • Store each piece separately in a soft pouch or jewelry box to prevent scratches & tangling. Keep different jewelry apart to avoid metal-on-metal damage.

Antique & Vintage Jewelry Requirements: Antique jewelry may be fragile. Seek expert assessment for restoration if necessary & handle antique pieces with care, and avoid harsh cleaning methods that may damage aged materials.

  1. Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Diamonds are durable, but chemicals like chlorine can damage them. Remove your diamond jewelry before swimming or using cleaning agents.

  2. Ultrasonic Cleaners: Diamonds can be cleaned in ultrasonic cleaners with caution. Consult your jeweler for advice as some stones may have inclusions that could be affected.
  1. Research Gem Properties: Different gemstones have varying degrees of hardness and sensitivity to light and heat. Learn about the specific needs of your gemstone and follow recommendations.

  2. Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Sudden temperature changes can cause some gemstones to fracture or lose color. Avoid exposing them to extreme heat or cold.
  • Polishing: Use a jewelry polishing cloth to maintain the shine of gold and silver pieces.

  • Rhodium-Plated Jewelry: If you have white gold jewelry with a rhodium plating, be aware that this plating may wear off over time. Re-plating is an option to restore the luster.

  1. Gentle Cleaning: Clean pearls with a soft, damp cloth. Avoid abrasive materials, chemicals, or ultrasonic cleaners, as they can harm the delicate nacre.

  2. Avoid Perfumes and Cosmetics: Apply perfume, hairspray, and cosmetics before putting on your pearl jewelry to prevent damage from chemicals.