Cleaning your jewelry

Posted by Jim Sayer on

Jewellery Care – Cleaning

 

Have a trained professional takes a look at it at least once a year, allowing for the earliest possible detection of wear or damage.

Diamonds
For diamonds, use a  mild ammonia and water solution.and soft-bristled scrub away any grime, especially around the prongs

 

Gemstones
Cleaning gemstones is easy. Simply soak the piece in a bowl of warm, soapy water for several minutes . Stay away from the sink you do not  want them to go down the drain.

 Also, becareful  with emerald, the oil on an emerald can be stripped away by cleaning, making the emerald change appearance.

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Pearls
Pearls are beautiful and are very soft by jewellery standards and easily damaged. Do not use alcohol.

Wash cultured pearls in very mild, soapy water and nothing else.

Also have your cultured pearls restringing every couple of years,

 

Metals
For mountings, you can use rubbing alcohol for stickier grime. Use of a very soft brush this will take care of most of your cleaning needs.

Gold, can be scratched relatively easily. Use a soft cloth to dry and buff your jewellery once it's cleaned.

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