A more thorough cleaning can be done
via any standard home jewelry
cleaner, or you can make your
own cleansing solution by simply
combining warm water and a
bit of hand-dishwashing soap (i.e. Joy,
etc.). Allow your jewelry to soak in there for a few minutes
the hand dishwashing liquid will help dissolve the grease
from body oils,
which play a large part in trapping dirt
onto your jewelry (esp. rings).
With an old toothbrush,
gently(!) scrub the jewelry piece and Asha®
to break up trapped dirt. Be sure to try to get the underside of your
stone with the brush if possible. Buildup on the underside
(diamond or Asha®) is what is responsible for adding
a dull grey look
to your stone, so don't forget to lightly
scrub there. After that, rinse
in water and pat dry.
Your local jeweler can offer
your Asha® jewelry a more thorough
professional cleaning. They will either steam clean or ultrasound (or
jewelry, neither will cause any problems and will help in
keeping your Asha® jewelry at peak brilliance.
Asha® has a form of amorphous diamond on its
upper layer. As such, it
is chemically inert and very
abrasion resistant. You can swim, shower,
etc. with no
undue concern. Be sure to remove your jewelry when
in activities that may prove hazardous to its health - i.e.
climbing or other activities where you are likely to
give your jewelry a
nice whack or hard scratch.