by Rubymal » Jun 17, 2019 I'm wondering if anyone knows why jewelers are always so eager to offer to clean your diamond ring (that you didnt purchase from them)? Is there a business reason? Or is it just a nice offering that is similar to offering a cup of water? I always feel bad declining but I just get paranoid taking off the most expensive piece of jewelry I've ever owned in my life and handing it off to a stranger. But the most worrisome thing is, what if it gets damaged or dropped? Accidents can happen! Over the weekend, I was contemplating on buying a necklace in a jewelry store and the women helping was gushing over my ring and offered twice to clean it. I declined the first time and then when she brought it up again, I thought, heck, why not. I started looking at some other items and then looked over to see her vigoursly drying off my ring in a scrubbing motion with a paper towel. Now, I've read here and there that paper towel can scratch and do not use it at home when I clean, I only use a qtip to blot gently dry and a microfiber cloth for the rest. But after seeing that, I think I will decline more strongly now each time when jewelers offer to do this. But I'm curious as to why it's so common?