“Diamond Cuban Link Chain Care: 3 Proven Cleaning Strategies Revealed”

Written By Jewelry Design Aficionado

“Picture this: a diamond so bright, it could rival the stars. That’s the potential your Cuban link chain holds, if only it’s given the right care. You’re about to discover the secrets to keeping your diamond Cuban link chain not just clean, but radiantly dazzling.

Surprising Fact

I’ll discuss the gentle techniques and simple tools you need to maintain its luxurious allure. It’s more than just a cleaning routine; it’s about cherishing a symbol of elegance that adorns your neck.

I’ll never forget the first time I cleaned my chain – a mix of nerves and excitement, but the result was worth every careful stroke.

And here’s a sparkling fact for you: a well-maintained diamond can reflect nearly 100% of the light that hits it, making your chain a true beacon of brilliance.”

Guide For How To Clean Diamond Cuban Link Chain

A little bit of grimy diamond link chain can be cleaned quickly by following these steps:

Pour warm water into the bowl and add a few drops of mild dish soap.
To remove dirt or grime, submerge your chain in soapy water and gently scrub it with a toothbrush.
Make sure your chain is well-rinsed under warm water.
When your chain has been thoroughly dried, wipe it with a soft cloth.

And that’s it! Your gold Link chain should now be sparkling clean.

For long-term storage of your diamond Cuban chain, you should take some time to clean it thoroughly.

Here are some authentic methods for cleaning diamond chains over a long period of time.

Note: If you have a Cuban Link chain then I have a separate guide for you.

How To Clean Cuban Link Chain?


While our focus is on diamond Cuban link chains, these methods are equally effective for general Cuban link chains, catering to a variety of styles and preferences.

By Using Ammonia
Vinegar & Diatomaceous Earth
By Using Toothpaste
Boil Your Jewelry
Mild Dish Soap
Clean Your Diamond Link With Ammonia

If your diamond Cuban Link chain has become dirty or tarnished, clean it with a mild solution of ammonia and water.

Make sure your chain is made of solid gold or platinum, as these metals are more resistant to tarnishing.
Then, mix a solution of one part ammonia to three parts water.
Submerge your chain in the solution and let it soak for a few minutes.
Rinse the chain thoroughly with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth.

To clean your diamond Cuban Link chain with vinegar and diatomaceous earth:

Mix one part vinegar with two parts warm water in a bowl.
Add a tablespoon of diatomaceous earth to the mixture and stir well.
Submerge your diamond Cuban Link chain in the mixture and let it soak for a few hours.
After a few hours, remove the chain from the mixture and rinse it off with warm water.
Finally, dry the chain with a soft cloth and enjoy your sparkling clean diamond Cuban Link chain!
Clean Your Diamond Link Chain With Vinegar
How To Clean Diamond Cuban Link Chain

A little toothpaste can do wonders for your diamond Cuban chain!

Here’s how:

Wet your chain with warm water.
Squeeze a pea-sized amount of toothpaste onto a soft cloth.
Rub the toothpaste onto the chain, using circular motions.
Rinse the chain well with warm water.
Dry the chain with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Boiling water is the easiest way to clean your diamond Cuban Link chain if it’s looking dull.

Just make sure to take the following steps:

Remove your chain from your neck and place it in a pot of boiling water.
Let it sit in the boiling water for a few minutes, then use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the links.
Be sure to rinse your chain from top to bottom with clean water before patting it dry with a soft cloth.
Finally, put your clean chain back on and enjoy the sparkle!
Clean Your Diamond Link Chain With Boil Water
  • Mix warm water with a few drops of mild dish soap in a bowl.
  • Submerge your chain gently and let it soak for about 15 minutes.
  • Use a soft-bristled brush to clean the chain delicately, ensuring every diamond sparkles.
  • Rinse under lukewarm water and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Lifestyle and Aspirational Elements: Owning a diamond Cuban link chain is not just about making a statement; it’s about embracing a lifestyle that appreciates luxury and timeless elegance. If you’re attending a high-profile event or adding a touch of class to your everyday attire, a well-maintained chain is a key accessory that reflects your high standards and attention to detail.

Maintenance and Care Tips:

  • Store your chain in a velvet-lined jewelry box to prevent scratches.
  • Regularly inspect for any loose diamonds or links.
  • Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures.
DIY Video
Using Toothpaste
Source: Youtube


Why Should You Clean Your Diamond Chain?

“Have you ever noticed how a single ray of sunlight can transform a room, filling it with light and warmth? That’s the kind of transformation your diamond chain undergoes every time you clean it.

Cleaning your diamond chain isn’t just a chore; it’s an essential ritual to maintain its brilliance and fire. Each diamond is a tiny mirror, reflecting not just light but the care you put into it.

Beyond the sparkle, there’s also the practical side: regular cleaning prevents build-up of oils and grime that can dull your chain’s appearance and even damage it over time.

I remember once neglecting my chain for a bit too long, and the difference was night and day once I gave it the attention it deserved.

And here’s a fact that might surprise you: diamonds can attract grease so easily, they’re often used in mining to separate diamonds from dirt.

So, imagine what daily wear can do and why your diamond chain deserves a regular sparkle bath.”


How Often Should You Clean Your Diamond Cuban Chain?

Maintaining the sparkle and beauty of your diamond Cuban chain requires regular cleaning. It’s generally recommended to clean it every one to two months, depending on how frequently you wear it. However, this can vary based on your lifestyle and the environments you’re frequently in. Here are some guidelines:

  1. Regular Wear: If you wear your Cuban chain frequently, a monthly cleaning is ideal. This helps remove oils from your skin, dust, and everyday grime that can accumulate on both the diamonds and the metal.
  2. Occasional Wear: For those who wear their chains less often, cleaning every two to three months should suffice.
  3. After Exposure to Harsh Conditions: Clean your chain immediately if it’s been exposed to harsh chemicals, chlorine, saltwater, or excessive sweat. These elements can dull the diamonds and potentially damage the metal over time.
  4. Professional Cleaning: Besides regular home cleaning, it’s beneficial to have your diamond Cuban chain professionally cleaned once a year. Professional jewelers have specialized equipment and solutions that can provide a deeper clean and check for any loose diamonds or damage to the chain.
  5. Storage: Proper storage is also essential. Keep your chain in a soft, fabric-lined jewelry box or a pouch to prevent scratches and tangling.
  6. Avoiding Damage: Be mindful of applying lotions, perfumes, or hairsprays while wearing your chain, as these can leave a residue on the diamonds and metal.

Remember, the key to keeping your diamond Cuban chain in pristine condition is regular care and maintenance. This not only keeps it looking beautiful but also helps preserve its value and longevity. If you wear it daily, you must take care of it every few weeks. If you only wear it occasionally, you can get away with cleaning it once a month or so.


Caring for your diamond cut chain is akin to nurturing a precious bond. After each wear, I gently caress it with a soft, jewelry-safe cloth dipped in warm water, ensuring its luster remains untarnished.

It’s a ritual I’ve come to cherish. Remember, the enemies of your chain’s elegance are rough brushes and coarse cloths; they can be too abrasive for the delicate links.

Storing your jewelry is an art in itself. I always tuck my diamond cut Cuban chain in its own cozy jewelry box or a plush pouch, a sanctuary away from the relentless invasion of dust and the chaos of household items.

Selecting diamonds for your Cuban chain is a journey of choices, each reflecting a different facet of your personality.

For instance, on my wedding day, I adorned my chain with a two-tone diamond, a blend of white and yellow that mirrored the joy and purity of the occasion. This choice wasn’t just about aesthetics; it was a symbol of a new beginning, a fusion of two lives.

The two-tone diamond, popular for its distinctiveness and beauty, added an extra layer of elegance to my ensemble, making it not just an accessory, but a storyteller of my special day.”

As a rule of thumb, you should replace your diamond Cuban Link chain if it has lost a significant amount of weight (over 1.5 carats) or size (over 10%).

What happens if I use the wrong type of cleaner on my diamond Cuban Link chains?

An improper cleaner will not remove the dirt and grime that your diamond Cuban Link chains are being exposed to. This would lead to dirt and grime accumulating on your diamond Cuban Link chains over a short period of time. This will also prevent your diamond Cuban Link chains from shining and will make them look dull. So you will not be able to display them without the risk of looking cheap.

How many carats is a diamond Cuban chain?

Without inspecting the individual stones, it is not possible to determine the exact number of carats in a Cuban chain. In order to determine the carat weight of a Cuban chain, you must take into account all the diamonds incorporated into the design. Most Cuban chains have 10, 11, or 12 diamonds.

Do diamond chains hold value?

It all depends on what you mean by “value”, and whether you mean short-term or long-term. I am a big proponent of the Austrian Business Cycle Theory and which states that prices are determined by the margin. If you look at the Austrian Business Cycle Theory and apply it to, for example, diamonds, it doesn’t really hold true. The problem that the Austrian Business Cycle Theory has with diamonds is that, unlike say, copper, the supply of diamonds is fixed; the creation of new diamonds is simply not possible. This is not true in the case of copper. Copper is an ore, meaning that it can be mined and is therefore not a “perishable good.”
Fernando Alv-Riera
I am a fine artist, sculptor, jewelry designer, and freelance writer. My background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design from the University of London and more than 20 years of experience as a jeweler designer. My experience includes working with fashion stars from the Canary Islands, Barcelona, Elorrio, Madrid, Bilbao, Oviedo, and Gijón, as well as jewelry experts from different parts of Spain.